Weather Conditions to take care before setting up a balcony garden
Ensure you are buying and grow plants that suit your precise weather zone, don’t look for your local nursery, they won’t keep anything that will not bear the weather conditions, they are there to make money. Make sure you are purchase plants that are predetermined to go outside. Also, consider the number of hours & quantity of light available in the balcony garden.
Generally, it’s nice to have a mix of perennials & annual plants in the balcony garden. That way you can enjoy annuals such as more delicate fresh herbs, like basil, summertime flowers, and even maybe some veggies. But including some perennials as well opens the possibility for some green even during gloomy winter months and also allows for larger plants to fill in your space since they will continue to grow year after year.
When choosing containers, in addition to considering a display, also bear in mind of the drainage and what the bottles are made of. Flower Pots that are made of terra cotta often offer better drainage solutions than the standard plastic pots, which don’t allow water to drain from the soil. Sewerage holes or waste holes are also a good idea to help guard against root rot and over-watering. Putting saucers under drainage holes in your balcony gardens prevents water from running onto your patio and from spilling down off your balcony.
To understand all these answers, we visited to Go green nursery located at many corners of Mumbai. And we discovered many exciting concepts and ideas to inspire from.
Balcony gardens can be intimate, manageable, useful, and stunning.