Just because a home owner is living in a city-centre apartment, it does not mean they need to cut back on the produce they grow around their balcony-based garden furniture surroundings.
Acclaimed author and vegetable expert Alex Mitchell has given some tips on how Brits can turn their small outdoor space into a garden haven in her new book, The Edible Balcony.
“There’s a kind of energy to gardens in a city, that is what I liked the most: people buying pound-shop storage boxes and growing them full of fresh produce,” she pointed out.
In order to make a perfect area around the garden furniture set to grow fruit and veg, Ms Mitchell recommends going for containers that are as huge as possible, with deep items best for plants that need plenty of water.
Meanwhile, criss-cross grilles are an essential product for people to buy if they want to grow peas and beans around their balcony.
While making a balcony a sight to behold, Aiveen Carr, PR and education executive at Agri Aware, advises parents to get their children planting some food, as this could help them learn about healthy food solutions, the Irish Independent recently reported.
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