Nothing compares to the beauty of a lush, green oasis. If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space in your home, apartment, or condo, you may be wondering how to make the most of it. Balcony gardens are a great way to experiment with plants and gardening without the commitment of a full-fledged garden in your yard.
- Building an Herb Garden
If you love cooking, but only use dried herbs from the supermarket, it’s time to try fresh herbs in your recipes. Fresh herbs make food taste better, and they’re easy to grow. While most herbs can be grown indoors in small pots, you can also build an herb garden on your balcony. Find a pot with several compartments and plant different herbs in each section. Or create a DIY planter box with multiple sections using wood and nails. Some of our favorite herbs for beginners include parsley, mint, basil, cilantro, oregano, rosemary, and thyme!
- Use Available Space Wisely
When choosing plants for your Balcony Garden make sure they do not take up too much space so that they can all fit comfortably on the balcony without overcrowding them.
- Make use of vertical space
If you’re limited on floor space, using vertical space is a great option for growing plants. You can hang baskets, pots and even grow your plants directly on the wall! You can even get creative with what you use as containers – there’s no need to make it complicated – just get started!
- Use shelving units
Shelving units are another great way to maximize space. They create multiple levels and take up very little room while also allowing you to grow a lot of plants in one place. You can purchase them at hardware stores or even DIY shelves out of wood and hang them on your railing to add some beauty to your balcony!