Our balcony garden when we started
2 weeks later
Have you always dreamt of growing your own veggies and herbs, but you live in an apartment and it just didn’t seem realistic? Or maybe you’ve noticed all those DIY urban gardens popping up in your social media feed recently and you began to wonder if you should try to make your own?
Regardless of what prompted you to start reading this article, you are on the right path. After you will have finished it, you will have enough knowledge and inspiration to create your own balcony garden with your favourite vegetables and/or herbs.
Who is this guide for?
People who have no or very little experience in growing things
Those who care about what they eat
- Plant lovers who want to expand their hobby
- Creative folks who want to try something new
Today, we will focus on the basics of how to create your own small garden in the limited space of your apartment. Here are some factors you should take into consideration before you start.
What would you like to grow?
How much energy do you want to put into your garden?
Green Onions (20-30)
Baby carrots (30)
What about the light?
Check out the hours of sunshine your balcony receives and which side it is facing. This will affect which plants you should choose to grow and how often you have to water them. Read on the guides below for more details:
Let’s get to work! Choose your planters.
Last but not least – don’t forget the fertilizer!
You might have guessed already that we use MARPHYL Soil Enhancer in our balcony garden. It is made of 100% wild phytoplankton found in the Strait of Georgia. The ocean water gets pumped into tanks adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, where the phytoplankton naturally reproduces in big quantities (more than 100 million per tank). This reproduction process occurs on Vancouver Island under natural sunlight and environment. The Soil Enhancer is harvested when the nutrients have settled at the bottom of the tanks. This concentrated liquid contains an abundance of nutrients, vitamins and minerals from the marine phytoplankton.
100% natural and organic (made with 100% pure marine phytoplankton)
Non – toxic
Run off safe as it originates in the ocean
Licensed by Canadian Food Inspection Agency
All you need to do is to mix 1 part Soil Enhancer and 20 parts of fresh water. You can water your balcony garden right away. Make sure to read up on the watering schedule for the particular herbs and vegetables that you are growing to avoid over watering.