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I have a large south facing balcony - can I grow veg?

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squigglywig Fri 19-Sep-08 20:15:56

Just that really. Would like to grow veg and/or herbs. I'm guessing grow bags or pots. Would be willing to build a pit type affair though if it would work.

Any suggestions?

Takver Fri 19-Sep-08 20:54:58

Either growbags or pots would be fine, make sure if you go for pots they are a decent size, apart from that you will need to water often (probably twice a day in the middle of summer if the sun actually shines) and feed the plants when they are growing (bought liquid feed in with the water).
I'd probably start with herbs and salads, not so much to sow now, mostly winter lettuce, mizuna, pak choi, mustard greens etc. But loads of stuff will do well - including toms, chillies etc esp if you are in a town/city it is often warmer than out in the country . . .

squigglywig Fri 19-Sep-08 20:57:56

Thanks Takver - that's brilliant. Are there any good books that don't assume you've got a great big garden?

Takver Fri 19-Sep-08 21:18:05

We've got a copy of Vegetables from Small Gardens by Joy Larckom - I think its been replaced by Grow Your Own Vegetables which is aimed at any size garden, but you might be able to come by it 2nd hand. It was a godsend in our days of having a 6ft square patch carved out of a shared back garden.

squigglywig Sat 20-Sep-08 12:55:00

Thanks. I'll have a look for it!

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