Many individuals would love to garden unfortunately do not have the opportunity if they live in an apartment. If there is, a possibility that they have a balcony though there is no reason why they cannot make their own mini balcony garden and make it their little retreat.
In order to do this it is going to mean that they have to do a lot of container planting. This is not difficult to do either and it actually gives you quite a few choices of how you want to lay out your balcony garden.
The one thing you do not want to do is start to be carried away with things using up too much space to the point where you cannot even get out to the balcony to enjoy it. You want to make sure that you leave a little sitting space so that you are going to be able to enjoy all the work you have done.
You will want to pick a variety of containers to start with like the different shapes and sizes and heights. With the proper planting your garden will even give you a little bit of privacy. You want to make sure that the planters are going to be big enough for the size of the plant and to accommodate the plant roots. Make sure that the pots have good drainage. In addition, in order to pick your containers you are going to have to have a basic idea of what kind of plants and flowers that you are going to be using.
Next you are going to need to buy your soil and you want to make sure that you get the right potting mix for the type of garden plants and flowers you’re going to be planting.
You can even go a step further and have your own little vegetable garden with a few plants of each. There is nothing to say that you cannot have a tomato plant or two or even a few peppers. Do not forget about the herbs you will be able to grow as well. Not only will your garden look nice but it will smell wonderful as well.