Do you live in an apartment but want to grow your own food? We show you how to grow a balcony or small space food garden by optimising your space
By utilising space, light and airflow, you can increase the footprint and productivity of your balcony garden. Having your own thriving balcony or small space garden saves you time and money, and improves the liveability of your home by creating an incredible outdoor room. Your food garden balcony can be an incredible outdoor room used for entertaining, moonlit nights with a glass of wine under the cucumber bush or for reading a book while reclining in the shade with a home-grown and home-made blueberry, mint and pansy flower chia pudding (recipe to come).
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- There’s a garden growing in my apartment- interview with a vegetable gardening expertMagical small space apartment garden On the seventh floor of a Melbourne apartment complex lives Sherry and her magical and productive food and flower garden. I was lucky enough to interview Sherry about her garden and to hear about all its wonders and challenges and her secrets to successful balcony vegetable gardening. How did you learn to garden? Sherry began her gardening adventure a couple of years ago. With a keen interest in gardening, she was inspired by the gardens of others that she followed on Instagram, of all places. Instagram has a wonderful, friendly and inspirational community of gardeners […]
- Apartment living is here to stay but so is urban farming- grow your own balcony vegetable gardenThe balcony vegetable garden- world of health and self-sufficiency Growing up I imagined being able to grow my own food, just like my grandparents. Our lives are very different now though. We live in an apartment in medium density housing, yet we discovered our balcony vegetable garden can supply our family with most of our fresh vegetables, all our fresh herbs and even many fruits. Suburban farming- the conventional way I grew up on a big suburban block with a sprawling garden. My grandpa had a large vegetable garden where he grew most of the family vegetables. My grandma sustained […]
- Our strategy for growing most of our vegetables and herbs in our balcony gardenI would like to share with you our strategy for having a perpetually producing organic balcony garden that grows most of our vegetables and all of our herbs. A lot of people are surprised that we live in a unit and that we grow so much of our own fresh food right Growing food on our balcony is a journey Hitting this point of self-sufficiency has been a journey. We have had just as many successes as failures. With lost crops that looked like they were going to be bumper successful only to have them wither, be eaten by caterpillars or […]
- The organic fertiliser that you must grow in your balcony gardenComfrey is the ideal homegrown organic fertiliser When I set out to write this blog post my objective was to research and bring light to self-sufficient organic fertiliser solutions available to every balcony and small space gardener. I expected to talk about compost and worm farms but I was absolutely astonished to discover that Comfrey, a plant that I grew up knowing about for its homeopathic properties would become my favourite homegrown organic fertiliser for our balcony garden. Comfrey is the ideal Permaculture organic solution to fertilisers Comfrey is a great dynamic accumulator Comfrey has a very long taproot. That […]
- How to prevent, manage and treat powdery mildew in a small gardenPowdery mildew is one of the most common problems to occur in a small garden. It is better to prevent than manage or treat powdery mildew in a small space garden like a patio or balcony garden. Balconies, patios and small footprint gardens where there is a high density of plants are more likely to have plants impacted by powdery mildew as there is often less sunlight, space and air-flow. You can prevent powdery mildew by carefully utilising the space in your balcony or small space garden. What is powdery mildew? Powdery mildew is a fungus commonly found growing in […]