Many people are concerned – and rightfully so – about chemicals that are sprayed on their fruits and vegetables. That’s one of the reasons many people, especially those who live in urban areas, are looking for alternatives.
The perfect solution for those who live in apartments and condos is organic urban gardens. This is a fantastic yard-to-table food source that we here at Juniper Landscape Company are all over.
Here is a helpful start-up guide for getting your organic urban garden up and going.
If you’re in an apartment with a balcony or patio, the best option is to go with a container garden – one that exclusively uses pots or containers for your plants. You should find containers to be very portable and customizable to just about any sized balcony.
Hanging or vertical gardens are also proven to do well on balconies and patios.
If you’re in an apartment with no outdoor space, you can take the garden inside. We wrote about indoor gardening specifically in an earlier post. That article tells you all you need to know about lighting, etc.
For town home owners with a small yard, raised beds are the way to go.
Gardening would not be gardening without giving your plants a bit of TLC. For organic urban gardens, a good basic starter kit includes:
Plants that grow upwards are going to work best for your organic urban garden. If you opt for plants that will spill out horizontally from their containers, you’ll run out of space very quickly.
Plants that do particularly well include, cucumbers, corn, tomatoes, peppers, climbing beans, beets, spinach, lettuce, herbs and radishes. But there’s tons more.
As we said above, if you’re interested in organic urban gardening, we’ve got you covered. Our yard-to-table designs have been met with a host of positive reviews from our customers, and we were honored at the Home & Garden Shown in Del Mar specifically for our work with organic urban gardens.
Call us here at Juniper Landscape Company so that you can get more advice as well as our pre-built garden boxes. Our number is 619-334-9464.