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Old 03-20-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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That I can grow on the deck of a 2nd floor apartment? It gets a decent amount of direct sunlight.

I live in Charlotte NC for those famaliar with the client.

I will have a yard eventually, plan on buying within the next 3-5 years, but for now am stuck in the apartment world

I want to get some practice now at cultivating some sort of veggies. Is there anything I can grow in potted soil on my balcony?
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:22 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Cherry tomatoes, even standards but the plant will have to be topped. Maybe eggplant. If you can make a tower you could probably do cucumbers. Peppers.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Full time RV"er
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Cherry tomatoes, even standards but the plant will have to be topped. Maybe eggplant. If you can make a tower you could probably do cucumbers. Peppers.
Really anything you can put in a pot ,carrots, (pot needs to at least 10 in. tall ) snow peas, (use a trellis)and if you have a big enough area try cabbage, 1 head to a pot , just like a flower. Good luck!
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Many things can be grown in pots and containers.

http://celosangeles.ucdavis.edu/garden/articles/pdf/what-to-grow-in-containers.pdf (broken link)

Plant Selection - Container Gardening Guru (http://www.containergardeningguru.com/plants.html - broken link)
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:24 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, CA
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As long as your balcony gets full sun (8 hours a day) you can plant most anything in pots. Strawberries, cherry tomatoes, herbs, chives, mints, and peppers make great container plants.
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Potatoes do well in containers also.
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Alaska and Texas
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Default what do you eat? that's what you grow

I think about what I'm always buying at the store...lettuce, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers etc. Then look at the space requirements those vegs require and eliminate the ones that don't work with your space and environmental conditions. For me, I always grow lettuce, spinach, and other greens for stir fry. I also have a pot of basil, oregano, parsley, thyme etc. whatever I use in cooking.
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