Balcony Gardens: 8 Edible Plants to Grow

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Apartment dwellers can create balcony gardens with these edible plants!

If you crave fresh produce, you can grow your own veggies at home, even if you reside in an apartment. At The Apartments of Wildewood, our floor plans include a patio or balcony with enough space for residents to curate their own at-home gardens. Growing edible plants is a therapeutic hobby and an escape from everyday stress. It also provides accessible fresh food and creates a beautiful outdoor environment for your patio or balcony. If you’re ready to benefit from balcony gardens, consider growing these edible plants. 

Tomatoes: A Colorful Staple

Juicy, flavorful tomato varieties like “Tiny Tim” or “Red Robin” are ideal for balcony gardens and indoor cultivation. Make sure the plants receive at least six hours of direct sunlight daily and are planted in a well-draining potting mix. Regular pruning and stalking encourage bushier growth and larger yields. 

Herbs: Aromatic Extras

Herbs add zest to any meal and introduce an appealing set of greenery to your apartment balcony or patio. Basil, cilantro, and parsley are all popular, easy-to-grow herbs. If you want to add extra flavor to a dish, simply snip off the leaves! If you grow mint, remember it grows fast and should be potted separately. Mint is also dangerous to dogs, so keeping it out of your household may be safer.

Leafy Greens: Nutrients Galore

Leafy greens like lettuce, spinach, and kale have tons of nutrients and can flourish in balcony gardens. Try “Tom Thumb” lettuce or “Baby Leaf” spinach. Regularly snip the outer leaves to encourage continuous growth and a regular supply of fresh greens for salads and smoothies! 

Microgreens: Tiny Titans

If you have limited space for your apartment garden, consider planting microgreens. These mini greens still pack a powerful nutritional punch and can be grown in shallow containers on your windowsill. Radish, sunflower, and broccoli microgreens are easy to cultivate and can be harvested just a few weeks after sowing. 

Carrots: Crunchy Wonders

With the proper techniques, carrots can grow in balcony gardens. Opt for shorter varieties like “Paris Market” or “Thumbelina,” and plant them in a deep container with a suitable potting mix. Maintaining the supply of ample sunlight and moisture is essential when growing carrots so they develop their sweet taste and bright color. 

Radishes: Fast and Spicy

If you want a fast-growing crop for your garden, consider radishes. These spicy root veggies can be ready for harvest in as quick as three weeks! Regular thinning of the plants encourages larger radish bulbs and a continuous supply of crunchy delights. 

Strawberries: Sweet and Fragrant

Imagine having access to fresh, juicy strawberries whenever you wanted. Balcony gardens make it possible when you grow compact varieties like “Alpine” and “Seascape.” Provide them with sunlight, quality soil mix, and regular watering. Occasional fertilization may help boost fruit production and turn your balcony or patio into a fragrant strawberry patch. 

Peppers: Fiery Veggies

Whether you want sweet bell peppers or spicy jalapenos, peppers are a bold addition to any apartment garden. Varieties like “Midnight Dreams” and “Mariachi” are easy to grow in pots. Pruning and pollination (by gently shaking plants) boost growth and ensure a beautiful harvest. 

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