Balcony Growing Advice Please

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Balcony Growing Advice Please

Postby LeedsPrepper » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:22 am

Am not a gardener,but would love some advice on what I can grow on pots on my covered balcony.Is there anything I could plant now,or should I wait?never grown anything before so all advice welcome.Thanks all. :P

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Re: Balcony Growing Advice Please

Postby jansman » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:01 pm

Here you go.http://www.verticalveg.org.uk and this one too ,a favourite of mine.https://www.container-gardening-for-food.com.

Container gardening can be quite productive too.
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Re: Balcony Growing Advice Please

Postby LeedsPrepper » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:59 pm

jansman wrote:Here you go.http://www.verticalveg.org.uk and this one too ,a favourite of mine.https://www.container-gardening-for-food.com.

Container gardening can be quite productive too.

thanks ever so much for these.appreciate it.

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Re: Balcony Growing Advice Please

Postby jansman » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:06 pm

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Re: Balcony Growing Advice Please

Postby LeedsPrepper » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:03 pm

cheers for the help jansman :P

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Re: Balcony Growing Advice Please

Postby ukpreppergrrl » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:06 pm

Not a lot going in at the moment save potted perennials like rhubarb (though it is the time to take cuttings of things like blackcurrants and gooseberries if you know someone who has bushes). There are a few early onions like Senshyu and Lisbon that you can sow now, but mostly onions will wait until the new year. In a month you can start planting garlic, that would work on a balcony. The sites Jansman has mentioned usually have calendars which tell you roughly what to plant when. This site: https://www.gardenfocused.co.uk/adjust-dates-uk.php allows you to put in your exact location and then the dates for sowing and harvesting on the site are tailored for your location. Here in London my optimal sowing/harvesting dates can be 4-6 weeks different from those up in Scotland. Then go to this page: https://www.gardenfocused.co.uk/calendar-veg-personalised.php and select the veg you like to eat (best to grow what you eat!) and you'll get a personal sowing calendar.
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Re: Balcony Growing Advice Please

Postby jansman » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:24 am

They even grow stuff on the international space station!
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stat ... 0-074.html
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