Balcony vegetable garden
My garden is not a conventionally beautiful garden like many people's I have seen on here, but it is beautiful to me because nearly everything was grown from seeds.
The majority of the plants growing here are heirloom vegetables which I am trying to grow as organically as possible, using seaweed based fertiliser - it stinks! - and natural pest controls such as chilli spray, garlic spray, pyrethrum - and so on.
You can see more of my gardening photos here:
I would really love to hear from others that grow vegetables on their balconies and verandahs, and what their best successes have been. Currently I am growing:
Tommy Toe tomatoes
Turkish Orange eggplants
Violet Queen beans
Red Meat radish (white on outside, pink on inside!)
Purple Sprouting broccoli
Plus herbs and companion plants including marigolds, nasturtiums, thyme, borage, hyssop, lavender, salad burnet, lemon verbena, garlic chives and a sunflower.
Trying to grow lemon basil, meadowsweet, sage, evening primrose and lemon balm, but no luck so far. Evening primrose and lemon basic germinate, but the seedlings keep dying.
Here is a link that might be useful: The Good Life 2.0