Having green corners available is really something pleasant, however it would be a mistake to believe that this is possible only where you have a garden of considerable size: paying due care in the design phase and carefully choosing the plants, pots and all the other elements that will make up the context, in fact, you can create a fascinating "green" area even in a very simple balcony.
When it comes to greenery, both in the context of gardens and balconies, we must not imagine purely ornamental plants: even a domestic balcony, in fact, can become a small vegetable garden, and can therefore be used to grow and give birth to plants that they will allow you to taste products grown independently, products on which there can be no doubt about their genuineness.
Surely the setting up of a vegetable garden on a balcony requires particular attention, since the available spaces are very limited, but its realization is by no means something unlikely: many people, on the other hand, have managed to create a garden in a few square meters without encountering major obstacles.
But why create a vegetable garden on a balcony? The most obvious aspect, as mentioned, is what we have already mentioned, that is to be able to independently grow some types of fruit and vegetables and to be able to use them in the kitchen, with all the satisfaction of having brought them into being on the balcony of the house, thanks to the his own passion and the time he has dedicated.
This, however, is only one of the reasons why creating a vegetable garden on the balcony of your home can be an attractive idea: a vegetable garden of this type is in fact to be considered very decorative and can be, visually, an excellent alternative to plants. more classical ornamental. Flowers are beautiful, there is no doubt about this, but taking care of a plant with the aim of making it bear fruit is really something different.
A further reason for setting up a vegetable garden on the balcony of casa it is also represented by the simple pleasure of dedicating oneself to this hobby, a pleasant, original and very relaxing hobby.
Creating a vegetable garden at home, whether it is a vegetable garden recreated on a balcony or in a garden, is an activity that has greatly interested even psychologists, to the point that a neologism has been coined: orthotherapy.
Dedicating to the care of a vegetable garden, regardless of its size, according to many psychologists would be a real cure-all for the mind, helping the person to counteract stress and anxiety: in fact, gardening is a restful activity, which allows you to completely detach from worries at work and, in general, regarding everyday life. According to psychologists, taking care of living beings, therefore of plants, would also be very useful in helping the person to take responsibility.
Parallel to the aspects that we have mentioned, which are certainly very fascinating, there are also more obvious reasons why the care of a vegetable garden is considered a very positive activity: a hobby of this type, in fact, is an excellent "excuse" to spend some time in the open air, as well as to do some physical movement, albeit rather limited.
For many reasons, therefore, creating and tending a vegetable garden on your balcony can be a very tempting idea, so let's see how this idea can be realized from a practical point of view.
First of all it must be said that a vegetable garden can be built both in the context of new buildings, therefore in which the balcony furniture must be made from scratch, and as regards homes already furnished: in these cases a small intervention of balcony renovation.
The renovation of the balcony is not at all a complex intervention, much less an intervention that involves the restructuring costs high: in order to make a small garden on a balcony, in fact, we don't have to spend much, in fact we can say without hesitation that the average expense for operations of this type is more than accessible, even for those who have a very limited budget.
The fact that the costs are low and that the space on which to intervene is reduced does not mean, of course, that the garden can be realized in an approximate way and without a project: precisely because the spaces are small, on the contrary, the design phases take on a crucial importance.
Since the vegetable garden must be built in very few square meters, it is necessary to take care of the optimization of the spaces, and if you want to achieve a valuable result, both on a functional and aesthetic level, you can contact a company specialized in renovations, requesting a budget for a balcony renovation or for the design of a vegetable garden on the balcony of a new apartment.
The professionals of the sector, from the height of their experience, can really amaze, creating magnificent gardens in small spaces such as those of the simple balcony of an apartment in a condominium, however some valuable suggestions can certainly be highlighted for those who want to enhance his balcony in this way so captivating.
Since the spaces are so small, first of all, it is important to be able to enhance them not only in width, but also in height: climbing plants are really perfect, in the same way you can use hanging vases, similar hanging solutions, and even the classic ones planters to be placed on the balcony railing, obviously making sure that they cannot in any case constitute a danger for passers-by and other condominiums.
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how to choose the best plants to grow
It is a good rule to choose rather deep pots, at least for what concerns the main pots: if you opt for models of this type, in fact, they will be able to make up for their small size, guaranteeing the plants all the sustenance they need. . One aspect to pay attention to while setting up a vegetable garden on the balcony of the house is that relating to lighting: in order for the plants to grow healthy and in due time, in fact, they must be well exposed to sunlight.
Each species of plant has different needs, however on a general level it is certainly a good rule to set up the garden so that the plants are exposed to sunlight at least from morning until early afternoon. If you do not have particular experience with this hobby, it can certainly be a good advice to buy small plants to grow, rather than seeds; also in this sense the needs change according to the type of plant to be cultivated, but the general advice is to plant the seedlings in the months of March and April.
An absolutely central aspect is also that relating to the type of plants to grow in your own garden: not all plants lend themselves to growing inside pots, or in any case in a particular context such as a vegetable garden recreated in a small space, therefore the choice must be made with due caution.
The plants that can grow and live quietly even on a balcony, however, are numerous, indeed it can be said without hesitation that you can have a rather consistent variety of choices available. In the vegetable garden from balcony some varieties of tomatoes are cultivated very often, like for example the delicious cherry tomatoes, also the chili pepper can easily grow in small pots and can find a thousand different uses in the kitchen.
Rocket is also perfect for a "city" vegetable garden and can easily withstand even the lowest winter temperatures, just as ideal for a special vegetable garden like this are carrots, radishes, corn, lettuce, without forgetting the most typical "icons ”Of balcony plants, namely basil and parsley, always very useful for seasoning dishes. In case you have the possibility to use rather large pots, you can also grow cabbage plants.
When the balcony garden is started, it is certainly a good habit to check it constantly, at least every two or three days: in this way you can check the condition of the plants and you will be able to notice if the garden needs, in general, small maintenance interventions.
Irrigation is one of the most important aspects concerning the management of a vegetable garden, and this is also valid if the garden is set up on a balcony. It is unlikely to imagine creating automatic irrigation systems on a balcony, so watering must be done manually, also in consideration of the fact that the cultivated plants generally have small dimensions, therefore they require a lot of care in these situations.
Since watering must be done personally, and this operation can absolutely coincide with the recommended "visits" to the balcony, it is useful to inquire about the water needs of the various types of plants present: finding this information is very simple, it is enough in fact carry out simple searches on the Internet, and in this way you can differentiate the dosages so that the plants grow optimally.
When you measure yourself with this hobby, of course, it will be completely normal to find yourself and read articles dedicated to plants grown on your balcony: trying your hand at this pleasant pastime will lead to wanting to improve more and more the way in which you take care of your plants, and on the other hand, this is one of the most positive aspects of recreating a vegetable garden on the balcony of the house.
That of the garden on the balcony, therefore, is a feasible and very tempting idea, both at the restructuring-decorative level, and because it allows you to live a simple but also very satisfying hobby.
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