How To Go About Organic Gardening For Balconies, Patios and Urban Gardens?
How To Go About Organic Gardening For Balconies, Patios and Urban Gardens?
5 March 2024
How To Go About Organic Gardening For Balconies, Patios and Urban Gardens?

How To Go About Organic Gardening For Balconies, Patios and Urban Gardens?

Author : My Food Garden

05 March, 2024

Science and technology have advanced and Brisbane’s citizens have begun to understand how important organic food is. In fact, organic food rewards with several health benefits. When you have decided to procure organic food, then you have two options – procuring from the market at exorbitant prices or growing in your home garden. Observe it closely when you are growing food in your organic garden, that is practising organic gardening, then you are benefiting yourself and your family with good health.

 Garden is the top requirement for organic gardening. However, clustered urban settlements in Brisbane cannot pose a barricade towards having personal gardens for growing your food, because organic gardening is always welcome in Brisbane. It’s possible to do organic gardening in smaller spaces, such as in your home’s balconies, in patio at the back of your house as well as in shared community urban gardens.

To do organic gardening in smaller spaces, the available space has to be maximized and even the pest problems are to be controlled. A sunny spot on a relatively level surface is the main requirement to start organic urban gardening. The others on the list include a few containers, potting soil, and the right quality seeds.

Keep a few facts in mind, and you can begin organic gardening in smaller spaces such as patios, balconies and urban gardens.

  1. Plant Choices:
    Pumpkins and winter squash take up more space. So, it’s good to avoid the plants that take up more space. The yielding choice will be choosing the smaller plants perfect for containers, such as lettuce, herbs, tomatoes, annual flowers and more.  In your balconies and patios, grow compact varieties of vegetables such as spring onions, radishes, pole beans, peppers and eggplant.
  2. Select A Perfect Location:
    Before you start an organic garden, first choose a perfect location on your balcony and patio. Decide the spot only when you are sure it will receive sunlight in sufficient amounts and is near the water supply. Sunlight and water are the two prerequisite resources to grow a healthy garden.
  3. Use Only Friendly Soil:
    The soil type is the most important factor for a healthy garden. Good soil type is a blessing. It’ll bring up nutritious, pest-free and abundant harvest. So, use high-quality potting soil mixed with compost to generate faster growth.

Implement These Ideas For Organic Gardening In Smaller Spaces

It’s time now to encounter a blooming organic garden in a small space.

  1. Growing Vegetables and Flowers in Hanging Baskets

Tomatoes, herbs, chillies, salad greens and more such veggies and flowers can be conveniently grown in hanging baskets. Hang these baskets from balconies, rooftops, and window panes.

  1. Growing Vegetables in Containers

In small spaces, choose to grow plants in plastic and glazed ceramic containers with a hole. In the small containers, you can easily support plants such as tomatoes, spinach, lettuce, microgreens etc. For growing eggplants, cucumber, broccoli, peppers etc., use the medium containers.

  1. Growing Vertical Gardens

 When plants are grown vertically with support, then other plants get some more space. The plants that can be vertically grown are beans, cherry tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers and more. Use cover fences, and plant stands and attach pots for perfect and successful vertical garden walls.

  1. Interplanting

Interplanting long-term plants with fast-growing ones is another wise organic gardening strategy. For instance, it’s possible to grow cabbages and broccoli with pea shoots, herbs etc. The fast-growing plants will be done with harvesting by the time the long-term plants need growth space.

  1. Growing Hydroponically

For gardening in small spaces, a wise idea is to grow plants without soil in a water-based solution. Hydroponic is perfect for gardening in patios, balconies and window panes, without many issues.

Growing compact fruits, flowers and vegetables in small-paced gardens is always advised. Bushy plants occupy more space and even prevent the smaller plants from receiving adequate sunlight. So, for healthy growth, it’s important to maintain space between the plants. Select the crops that can be continuously harvested since it lowers the repeated cropping labours. The location, spot, soil, sunlight and water availability indeed affect what plants are possible to grow. Growing plants in personal space indeed makes life feel happier and better.

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