Here’s how I’ve create a vertical veggie garden that takes as little space as possible on my balcony: I basically put a grid on the wall and suspended pots on it. This was my cleverest idea since I decided to change gym and stop my overpriced gym membership to go to a low-cost gym.
I got the veggie garden idea reading an Italian magazine during my last holidays in Italy. Many Italians who live in a house with a small garden tend to grow some vegetables, and the article was giving tips about how to grow veggies when you don’t have a garden. According to the article, these are the easiest vegetables to grow on a balcony:
Back in Holland, I bought a couple of plants:
Red peppers, tomatoes, strawberries
I neglected one big important factor though: Italy is way sunnier than Holland! Hopefully it’s going to be sunny and warm enough in the Netherlands! Otherwise I’m afraid watching my vegetable garden is going to be like watching an horror movie, wondering “who is going to die first?”…
Here is how the veggie garden turned out: the sage died first, but the cabbage got gigantic! If you want to try a balcony veggie garden yourself, I recommend tomatoes, parsley and basil. They’re low maintenance and produce the biggest output.