Comments On - 3 Balcony-garden Essentials

Talking about edibles and show that sad fern????
Karen, montecito, CA
Posted: 2/16/2015 12:26:44 PM
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Greg, Nederland, CO
Posted: 2/16/2015 5:21:38 AM
Lorna, Poplarfield, MB Canada, MB
Posted: 9/10/2014 8:35:31 PM
Enjoyed the article!
Bridgette, LeBeau, LA
Posted: 8/25/2014 11:17:34 AM
Good info.
Sarah, Marathon, ON
Posted: 5/13/2014 11:16:48 AM
kathleen, Diamond City, AB
Posted: 3/10/2014 7:01:52 PM
Lorna, Poplarfield, MB
Posted: 1/24/2014 3:39:55 PM
I live in st paul MN. I have a deck with about 20 square feet of good southwest sun exposure. I grew 6 tomato plants (from seed!) last summer. The variety averaged about 2-3 inch tomtoes. With a litttle compost, i managed to get over 50 pounds of tomatoes! I also grew tons of herbs, like basil, mint, chives, sage, cilantro, rosemary, thyme, and oregano. A short variety of carrots also did fantastic in a deep pot. So excited to see what i can manage to get next year!
Shannon, Saint Paul, MN
Posted: 1/3/2014 11:17:39 PM
I use to manage low income housing where I find the greatest need for gardening. Starting January I will be training residents in Sacramento how to set up and maintain patio gardens...I love the article very much.....www.con10u2farm.com
James, Sacramento, CA
Posted: 12/19/2013 9:24:14 AM
Lorna, Poplarfield, MB
Posted: 12/13/2013 8:31:42 AM
Thanks for the info!
Greg, Hampstead, MD
Posted: 10/15/2013 1:28:30 PM
love the balcony flowers
Lorna, Poplarfield, MB
Posted: 6/13/2013 7:07:30 PM
I always like to see plants growing on the balconies of buildings : )
Lorna, International
Posted: 5/29/2013 3:09:11 PM
I forgot to mention that sometimes finding a sunny spot (getting a minimum of 6 hours sun) can also be difficult. My backyard is approximately 8000sf. However, I have six oak trees along the southern side and shades the whole area. It's nice and shady on a hot summer day but sun loving plants are out of the question. My front yard is about 1200sf but I'm on a very busy street and I'm afraid of planting edible plants for consumption because of too much vehicle emmision being absorbed by the plants.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 5/11/2013 7:33:43 AM
I find watering the most difficult part of container gardening.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 4/25/2013 3:13:39 PM
i, i, ID
Posted: 3/23/2013 11:57:04 PM
Great ideas!
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 1/3/2013 11:51:23 PM
Good to know
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 11/5/2012 7:41:10 PM
mary, fayetteville, TN
Posted: 1/23/2012 9:23:03 AM
Good read, considering I maybe moving into a condo for the next year.
Chuck, Reno, NV
Posted: 12/4/2011 5:39:01 AM
Good info.
Chris, Kannapolis, NC
Posted: 8/6/2011 6:47:35 AM
Very nice reading I don't have a balcony but good article.
Kristin, upper sandusky, OH
Posted: 11/15/2010 4:10:43 PM
Weight and size are not the only important considerations. Make sure that your containers have water catchment systems built in. My neighbor above me didn't and I had his overflow run down my walls and windows. Think about the residents below you.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 9/13/2010 11:54:11 AM
Have a great weekend.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 7/30/2010 11:57:36 PM
I don't have a balcony but I do have a patio with 24 containers. I read this article again for the very informative suggestions. Great article for patio container gardening.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 7/28/2010 6:01:59 AM
It's amazing how things can be grown just about any where and any place when the mind it set to do it. Plants are amazingly adoptable with a little extra care.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 7/24/2010 6:12:03 AM
I think every place my parents ever lived they grew vegetables. Even in the middle of big cities. A little bit of sanity amidst everything.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 7/6/2010 11:29:03 PM
Good info. I have a good sized deck that I never use for gardening, because it gets so darn hot out there! The plants have always just baked. Will try some of these ideas and grow under the roof line...
Jada, Grayson, GA
Posted: 6/7/2010 6:07:08 AM
Great article! There are tips on so many subjects. I especially like the grouping/spacing information.
Terri, La Habra, CA
Posted: 5/11/2010 8:18:25 PM
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