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Kitchen garden in the balcony of an apartment - Possible?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by satchitananda, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. satchitananda

    satchitananda Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Oh! Planning to visit Delhi this month end. Hoping for some nice, cold weather.
     
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    Hi

    I love gardening and planning to start growing veggies in Indian summer season. The challenge here is that I have to grow it on my window sills which get direct sunlight for 3 hrs/day. There is no other place where we get the sun in our apartment. Can someone please suggest me the type of pots/bottles that can sit out there comfortably? Also please suggest plants that can survive and stay healthy under these limitations.
     
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    Sorry Meena, I did not see your post till now. How big are your window sills? Height, depth? Depending on the capacity, you can use small mud pot or decorative ceramic pot in which the mud pot is placed. You could try growing pudina, tomato (if there is enough space for the plant to grow tall) and corriander.
     
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    Almost any vegetable plant you can think of to grow in a backyard garden will also thrive in your balcony vegetable garden under the right conditions, including:
    • Tomatoes.
    • Eggplant.
    • Peppers.
    • Green onions.
    • Radishes.
    • Beans.
     
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    All the above I have tried, drsmit, but have not had much success with green onions or beans.
     
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    Hi All,
    Love this thread!
    I am a novice in gardening.
    Here are my tomato plants in grow bag. There are 6 in one.
    Should I take some plants out? Also please suggest how should I care for them further

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    I am not sure the plants would survive if you transplanted them into separate pots. Have not tried it. I just allow them to grow and it seems to have worked out quite well for me. Tomato plants don't need too much care. In fact I have them growing like weeds in all my pots. If that happens, I pull them out, leaving them only in one or two bags which I have kept for tomatoes. Adding some compost will certainly make them healthy.
     
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