U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 10-23-2012, 08:30 PM
 
51 posts, read 245,957 times
Reputation: 38

Advertisements

I live in a condo with a balcony/patio. I have no garden or yard. What veggies can I grow out on my porch? I have some sunlight and live in southern california. WHat are some good foods to grow?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-24-2012, 07:01 AM
 
341 posts, read 639,042 times
Reputation: 304
You can do a lot, actually. Tomatoes, Peas, lettuce... Heck, you can even do potatoes!

It's all just container gardening, really. You could even do a square foot garden on your porch.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-24-2012, 09:31 AM
 
4,448 posts, read 8,685,310 times
Reputation: 5738
If you want to grow peas or lettuce, be aware they are not summer crops. Tomatoes are good - use a deep pot. Strawberries grow well in pots. Try peppers, too.

Don't put any heavy pots on your balcony.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-24-2012, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Illinois, South Sub of Chicago
5 posts, read 5,805 times
Reputation: 10
Isn't the real question: What do you want to grow? Herbs, vegies, fruits, (flowering plants, trees, bonsai)? You might want to just sit down and think about what you Want/Need as well as how you want your balcony to look like. You say, 'some sunlight' and that will dictate what you can/should grow. Find out how many hours of sun you have, (and when!) morning sun is..lets say softer, than the hot harsh late afternoon sunlight. ....Picture your future balcony in your mind. What do you see growing there? Think of the possibilities!! How Wonderful!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-25-2012, 12:26 AM
 
Location: galaxy far far away
3,110 posts, read 5,065,307 times
Reputation: 7264
I found a wonderful container system that made it easy to have year round gardens. The boxes have wheels, so it's easy to move them to take advantage of sun and shade when you need to. I found mine at summerwinds nursery. They have stores in SoCal. EarthBox Container Gardening System - Green-EarthBox
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:39 PM.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top