Ah, to have a garden. A space all your own to use your green thumb to its full advantage, providing fresh, organic sustenance right from your own backyard. Well, for many urbanites, a backyard is nonexistent as more and more city dwellers become accustomed to compartmentalized living. Apartments are great: You can live smack dab in a thriving metropolis with a great view and only the space you need for yourself, but that doesn’t leave very much room for growing your own food.
Thankfully, you don’t need very much room to start an apartment garden. Don’t expect to be able to live off the land (or in your case, soil in pots), but do expect to see some great accoutrements for main dishes sprouting on your balcony. Here are five great foods you can and should grow for your apartment garden.
Source: Focus Organic
Those with access to land for extensive food gardening are indeed fortunate. However, as the above article shows, even apartment dwellers can grow some of their own food. Organic principles should always be applied (read How to Plan and Plant an Organic Community Vegetable Garden). Also see Gardening for your survival (Part1) and Gardening for your survival (Part 2) as well as Living on a farm in the city.
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