Why not set up a vegetable garden at home? Peppers, aubergines, courgettes ... there are many vegetables that we can grow on our balcony. Growing in pots requires special precautions such as the choice of soil, fertilization and drainage, but with a little care nothing prevents us from setting up a real vegetable garden on the terrace.
For more information, we recommend reading the article "How to grow a vegetable garden on the balcony"
And since spring is almost upon us, we just have to decide how to fill vases and jars on our balcony. If you are new to gardening and do not know which vegetables to start your spring adventure with, in this guide we will show you which are the vegetables to sow on the balcony in spring in an easy way.
To simplify everything, we will separate the vegetables to be transplanted (the young seedlings to be planted) from those to be sown, indicating for each the best period in which to plant or sow.
Vegetables to transplant on the balcony in spring
- Black cabbage: from May to the end of June
- Cauliflower: between July and August
- Cucumber: May, taking care to make it climb on a treillage or on a railing
- Lettuce in clumps - from April to September, without forgetting that they must be watered constantly
- Aubergine: from the second half of April and all of May
- Chilli and pepper: from the second half of April and all of May
- Tomato: from mid-April to the end of May. For further information read "How to grow tomatoes in pots"
- Radicchio in heads - from the end of June to the end of August
- Celery: between May and June. For further information read "How to grow celery in pots"
- Zucchini: if the weather is warm, it is fine from early April, continuing until the end of June
Vegetables to sow on the balcony in spring
- Chard for cutting: from March to July
- Carrot: from April to September
- Beans and green beans: from mid-April to the end of June, taking care to choose the dwarf variety
- Endive and escarole: from the end of April until September
- Lettuce and radicchio for cutting: from March to the end of April and from September to October
- Potato: from March to the end of April
- Pea: from mid-February to early April, taking care to cover them at night and in case of cold
- Radish: March to June and then again in September
- Arugula: same as radish
- Valerianella: better to wait until the end of August, September and even October.
And remember… to grow vegetables on the balcony you don't necessarily have to resort to the classic pots; in fact there is cultivation in bags: a simple method, perfect for those who do not want to give up the pleasure of bringing to the table vegetables produced with their own hands. For more information, read "How to grow a vegetable garden on the balcony"