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You don’t need a big suburban yard to grow your own food. You can create a wonderful edible garden right on your balcony.
1. Plant space-saving veggies like peppers, bush-type tomatoes, eggplants, bush-type cucumbers, and strawberries, plus herbs. For a creative twist, put them in upcycled containers like wine crates, baskets or old watering cans – just make sure to add drainage holes.
2. Fill each container up to six inches below the rim with Nature’s Care® Organic & Natural Potting Mix. Dig a hole, plant, then fill in the area with potting mix, stopping when it’s an inch from the top. Water immediately.
You can also hang containers and baskets when planting cascading veggies like strawberries or tomatoes, such as Tumbling Tom Red Tomato plants.
3. A month after planting, begin feeding your plants with plant food. Nature’s Care® Organic & Natural Vegetable, Fruit & Flower Food replaces the nutrients in the soil that are taken up by the plants over time.
With these space-wise ideas, it’s easy to create a balcony garden paradise of your very own to enjoy.
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