hey, it's me again, girl who's been asking a million questions about container/balcony planting.
Anyway, I have a few more questions.
First, I would like to probably use a container like some big plastic bins or something like that to grow my plants in. Suggestions for what kind? Also, would I need to drill water drainage holes in the bottom? I live on a third story apartment so I worry a bit about water dripping out. I've heard somewhere that you can put something on the bottom of the containers so that you wouldn't need drainage holes, because it'll absorb excess water? What is that, if that exists?
Also, what kind of soil is good for container growing? How much should I need? Any suggestions for brands/types? What kind of fertilizer should I use and how often should I use it?
The water used for watering - does it have be filtered or does it matter?
I've had people asked me what size balcony I have, and from what I measured (which isn't exact, it's just me holding up a short tape measure many times) is about 7.5 ft by 17 ft (205 in by 90 in)( Collapse )
These are the plant seeds I've already acquired. I am most likely not planting all of these,but if you have any specific information about any of them (especially the vegetables) - any advice is great.
[I am looking especially for information such as height/width/root depth of plant, and what spacing it needs between it and another plant, and what size container it needs minimum, etc]
Also, if any of these plants are huge, or will definitely need their own container, or any that isn't good for container/gardening, please tell me. Thanks.Vegetables:
Corn - Chinese Baby
Summer Squash - Round Zuchini
Summer Squash - White Pattypan/Heirloom Scallop
Tomatoes - Tiny Tim
Melons - Minnesota Midget
Onions - Barletta
Peas - Dwarf Grey Sugar
Carrots - Little Finger
Lettuce - Tom Thumb
Tomatoes - Red Currant
Cucumber - Tender Green Burpless
Spinach - Razzle Dazzle Hybrid
Cucumbers - Spacemaster Bush
Peppers - Yolo Wonder
Peppers - Banana
Peppers - Gyspy
Peppers - California WonderHERBS:
Basil - Cinnamon
Parsley - Italian
Chamomile - German
Sage - Broad Leaf
Dill - Fernleaf
Mint - SpearmintFLOWERS:
Forget me not - Chinese
Forget me not - dwarf indigo
viola - johnny jump up
snap dragons - blue dreams - dwarf
lavender - Lavender Angustifolia