So you live in an apartment but would like to have fresh vegetables to eat without going to the grocery store. Sounds a bit far-fetched?
Not really! You may not have enough space on your balcony, but what about the floor? There is enough unused space under the balcony mentioned above or on a wall next to the balcony so that you can grow vegetables upside down.
An upside down vegetable garden offers even more advantages. For one thing, you don't have to do tasks like tilling the soil, removing weeds, or staking plants to prevent them from stooping. Irrigation is also a lot easier.
It's also great for the vegetables. They grow more vigorously and do not touch the ground. This reduces the likelihood that the vegetables will rot and pests will have a harder time getting to them.
Vegetables that can be grown in an upturned vegetable garden include:
In addition, the tops of the planters of the upturned vegetable garden can be used to hold other vegetables, including:
• Green salad
You need to collect some supplies to build the garden. They include:
• Large hanging containers
• Potting soil changed with compost
• 5 gallon bucket for larger plants
Once you have the containers in which the vegetables are, you need to cut a hole in the ground with a drill. The hole is usually 2 inches for large containers and buckets and slightly smaller for other containers depending on their size.
Once the holes are drilled, you can hang up the containers. Remember that you will need to flip them over (right side up) when you are ready to place the plants.
Next, collect small newspaper pieces, landscaping, or coffee filters and fill them into the bottom of the containers. This will help anchor the plant in place until it is strong enough to hold itself and prevent the soil from washing out through the hole you drilled when watering. Insert a slit in the material so that the seed or small plant can maneuver through it. Once the plant is long enough, you should run it upside down through the hole.
Place the plant in the container with the right side up. Hold the root ball in place while laying the soil / compost mixture around it. Be sure to stuff the floor while you walk. Fill the container about an inch below the rim.
Hang the garden in a sunny place and water it thoroughly. Continue pouring water until it runs out of the bottom hole. It is possible that the garden may need water every day or every other day on hot, dry days.