My garden is a balcony about 4 x 2 metres. All plants are grown in pots or large tubs, which I found laying around. I was trying to reduce cost and recycle what I could so I used some old recycling containers and a disused polystyrene vegetable box that I found in the rubbish room of the apartment block. These items needed lots holes drilled into the bottom for drainage.
|The parsley in Spring (now dead)|
|Fresh new Garlic shoots|
|Early Ginger growth|
I decided to grow herbs and vegetables on the balcony because a lot of fresh herbs can be pricey in the supermarket. We kept buying bunches of herbs such as coriander or parsley, use less than half of it and then it would go rotten within a few days. On the balcony I started with rosemary, parsley, mint and thyme. During Spring I added garlic, ginger, carrots, celery, strawberries and then later some lettuce and oregano. Its a little tight and was certainly over the top but well worth it. I am currently enjoying the carrots and garlic in home cooked meals.
The previous progress can be found at my balcony garden thread.