4 Steps to Start a SMALL Balcony Vegetable Garden|Tips from



We started a SMALL balcony vegetable garden (3 square meters) on our rental apartment last spring. As a trained landscape designer in California, I would like to share 4 steps and some tips on how to set up an edible balcony garden at home, especially on how to maximize the space of a small space while meeting different functions requirements – grow, work, store, and relax. There are also some useful plant lists for beginners to get started. Hope this will inspire you to start in this early spring!

冬去春來,又到了一年辛勤耕種的季節。去年的春天,我們第一次開始嘗試陽台種植。陽台雖小,收穫頗豐,最近我們整理了我們經驗和些許心路歷程。這期著重介紹我們是怎麼初步分析小空間、合理設計佈局,並提供了一些適合新手的種植清單。希望在這個早春可以對你有所啟發!

FACTSHEET | Companion planting list from Berkely Ecology Center
同伴種植栽培法植物清單
https://ecologycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/planting-times.pdf

VIDEO | My summer garden tour
來參觀我們的夏日陽台

VIDEO | Growing low-maintenance vegetables with us
跟我們一起在陽台種植低養護蔬菜

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00:00 INTRO
00:36 STEP 1: UNDERSTAND YOURSELF
00:46 How much time & effort on gardening?
01:10 What’s my budget for gardening?
01:44 How am I going to use the balcony besides gardening?
02:11 STEP 2: UNDERSTAND YOUR SPACE
02:18 How much weight can my balcony handle?
02:40 How much sun do I get?
03:01 How much space do I have?
03:21 Know your balcony drainage
04:05 STEP 2: DECIDE YOUR CROPS
05:14 STEP 3: DRAW OUT YOUR PLAN
05:26 Three ways to use your balcony space efficiently!
07:22 EPILOGUE

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