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My Edible Balcony:Container Gardens
by DNA Reboot
Container gardening is not for the faint-hearted. It requires time and a little more patience but if you have little space it is the solution! When I became pregnant with my son I decided I wanted to live near the beach so I could go for beach walks. However, the only place I found to rent was an apartment with a very small balcony (1.5m x 2.5m). For me it was the ultimate permie challenge.
- Produce organic herbs and veggies,
- Improves the environment and creates habitat for insects,
- Reduces food kilometres (transport),
- Keeps my balcony cool,
- Reduces air and noise pollution,
After observing the sun I noticed that my balcony only got 3-4 hours of sunshine and being by the beach, it got quite windy at times. I did a bit of researched and decided I would start with herbs. I chose to buy seedlings as I thought it would be easier than to tackle the elements.
Within months I had all my favourite herbs (parsley rosemary, basil, lemon grass, curry plant, chives, coriander), cherry tomatoes, comfrey, plenty of aloe vera, chillies, lavender, radishes and carrots.
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