A downtown, south-facing balcony,
5th floor

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I've been gardening only since about 2005, but I have a few tips to share:

 

 

  • Try to use more native plants of local provenance to attract and support local bees, butterflies, and other insects.
  • Plant the same seeds/plants in different areas of your balcony to see where the plant grows best.
  • Start each season by setting up the planters first. Then decide what you want in each of those planters.
  • Make your balcony cozy to sit around.
  • Use larger planters (most of mine have a diameter of ~ 40 cm) so that you don't have to water as often.
  • Consider D.I.Y. Balcony Composting.

Thank you Marco Pagliarulo