Do you wish you could grow your own herbs, plants or even vegetables but just don’t have the space to do it?
Well think again… It turns out you needn’t have acres of land to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Sustainable city living is increasingly popular, with vibrant urban gardens sprouting everywhere. No matter how much (or little) space you have, you too can bring a little bit of nature back into your life by using your indoor and outdoor space creatively.
We’re offering top tips on getting started - what to do before you don your gardening gloves; what to grow; how to help your balcony garden thrive; plus some some quirky design ideas to save your wallet - and the planet.
Getting started means doing your research first to save heartache later. Plan ahead; use suitable pots and soil; angle for maximum sun - and you’ll soon have your own private Eden.
You may be pleasantly surprised to discover just how productive small outdoor spaces can actually be. Balcony food gardens are a great way to save money, eat fresh and they can look great too. The possibilities for what you can grow are endless.
For obvious reasons, vertical and ‘stacked’ herb gardens are hugely popular. They’re great space savers, they look fantastic and there are endless styles and materials to choose from (ranging from recycled jars, wine barrels and recycled ice cream tubs to stacked wooden pallets).
When it comes to choosing your herbs, typically mint, chives, rosemary and coriander all grow well. But why stop outside – bring some basil inside onto a sunny windowsill and pluck away while you cook.
Just because you have a small balcony, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think big when it comes to produce. Why not grow runner beans up a trellis? Or potatoes, beetroot and carrots in sacks? Just remember to water and fertilise your veggies regularly.
You needn’t spend lots to create attractive and productive urban gardens. In fact, recycling things you already have around your apartment can look quite rustic and function really well. The key is being creative - and most importantly, getting started.
Read more here about how sustainable lifestyles are heading to Perth. If you want to be a part of this trend, check out our current projects or give us a call.Share on Twitter Share on Facebook