Inspirational Organic Balcony Container Garden (submitted by Lillian Yiu)

Posted on Aug 1 2013 - 9:34am by UOG

For those of you that like the Urban Organic Gardener blog we also have a pretty active Facebook page where we offer tips, tricks, and other things you wouldn’t normally find on this site.

One of our fans, Lillian, sent these pictures of her urban garden:

Lillian writes:

Hello! I wanted to share with you a photo of my balcony container garden. It’s my first garden and I was inspired by your blog. One thing I did learn not to do again was “don’t plant your entire seed packet especially if you’re growing for only one hungry person”. I have about 40 tomato plants (some tied to the balcony railings, others are of tumbling variety), 8 baby bell pepper plants, 5 green bean bush plants, 2 zucchini plants, and one mysterious plant which I thought was going to be a red bell pepper..but it started growing purple berries (I’ve been dropping the berries off of my balcony for the wildlife, as they don’t taste very good to me).  I also thought it would be a smart idea to plant morning glory too, so now I’m trying to fight it off of the tomato plants.  Thanks so much for inspiring me! – Lillian

4 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. 47wing August 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm -

    my yard looks some thing like that. I don’t feel so bad anymore. Beautiful

  2. Daniel August 29, 2013 at 8:25 pm -

    In China, having own garden is a luxury thing. Most people can’t pay the house price. Sometimes, I envy you, guys.

  3. ModernSproutPlanter September 24, 2013 at 4:48 pm -

    Way to go Lillian! Killer crops!

  4. Derrick December 8, 2013 at 10:44 am -

    I am just getting started in growing my own balcony vegetable garden. What vegetables grow well on a balcony? I am looking to grow food that has a decent yield, not just small items like herbs.

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