Tuesday, June 26, 2007

More space for plants

My urban garden, a balcony in Zagreb is a happy place!

Cherry tomatoes are growing like crazy and in last few days producing heavily. I can't wait for my own organic cherry tomato salad, of course with some basil in it . Unfortunately, I don't have a camera so there's no way I can record the amazing growth rate of this plants and share it with you. However, my brother should be back in Zagreb in a few days and again, hopefully, will help his little brother to document his balcony garden and borrow him his camera.

Growing plants in your home garden can be very rewarding as it might bring you your own homegrown food, a great aesthetic experience and some would even say a therapeutic one. Life in the city doesn't have to be and I say must not be nature free, so just keep on growing!

Some of the greatest limitations in urban gardening are: space available for your plants and the amount of light your urban garden receives. My balcony garden is faced East, so I get about 5 or 6 hours of sun and that seems enough for most of my plants. Regarding the space issue, I can only say I try to make the most of it. Apart from a built in concrete planter box and a considerable amount of containers, I've done a few more things to make the most of the space I have. Still, I have enough space to take a nap on my old bench or make barbecue, eat, chill and so on...

Here are a few things you can do that will enable you to grow more plants you love without limiting your living space.

Plant hangers and planter brackets

1 comment:

talj said...

It all sounds wonderful and the photos that you have got look lovely!! I hope that you are able to capture more when your brother gets back! :o)