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Vegetable garden on the balcony


Do you want to set up a vegetable garden on the balcony? Maybe complete with fruit, vegetables and vegetables? Nothing could be easier ...vegetable garden on the balcony it can give you small joys, from potato cultivation to strawberries and blueberries. Let's see how to organize to set up a little one vegetable garden on the balcony home!

Today we propose the addition of a vegetable garden on the balcony with potatoes, tomatoes and strawberries. Before continuing, read the tips in the article dedicated to cultivation in pots and make sure the maximum load that can be supported by the balcony.

Vegetable garden on the balcony. Potatoes
To grow potatoes, you will need a fairly spacious bin or crate, soil or sawdust, and, of course, seed potatoes; very popular are early potatoes which promise abundant harvests. Here's how to proceed: take a bin of about fifty liters, fill it 1/4 of a good soil and compost. In this bin, on several layers, yours will grow potatoesfrom seed. In order to be planted, potatoes must have a bud. If they do not show it, place them in the light for 3 or 4 days until the buds appear with a soft green color.

Take the bud potatoes, cut them in half and place them in the soil with the buds facing up. The soil must always be moist but without any stagnation so as not to rot the potatoes. As the plant grows it will be necessary to add some soil so as to always keep the roots that grow around the potato covered. When the plants stop growing, that is after about three months, you will notice that the leaves will change their color: the vegetation of the leaves will change from green to yellow. At this point your potatoes will be ready and you just have to pick them up!

Vegetable garden on the balcony. Tomatoes
When there is no longer the risk of frost and night temperatures are above 12 ° C, the small tomato seedlings can be transplanted outdoors. Tomatoes prefer a sunny location and frequent watering. When the first tomato clusters begin to form, remove the lower leaves to encourage growth. The most suitable tomatoes for cultivation on the balcony they are the F1 Hybrid Totems (photo above right), they grow in abundance, in clusters and the whole plant remains quite low (between 45 and 90 cm), so they are perfect for growing in pots. From a single plant it will be possible to harvest several kilos.

Vegetable garden on the balcony. Strawberries
To grow strawberries, simply buy three hanging pots with a diameter of 18 cm. Three "fragaria x ananassa" strawberry seedlings will be buried in each pot, this re-flowering variety bears fruit throughout the summer, starting from June and continuing until the first autumn frosts. Strawberries also grow well in planters. An 80 cm long planter can easily accommodate a dozen strawberry plants to grow directly on balcony.

For the most demanding, at this link you will find the instructions to set up a vegetable garden on the balcony complete with:

  • basil
  • carrots
  • parsley
  • lettuce
  • onion
  • radish
  • celery
  • sage

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