|I grew up in the suburbs and always enjoyed having a rather large. I've recently moved into a new city apartment, and I am looking for a few fruit and/or vegetable plants that I can grow either indoors or in an outdoor window mounting (such as a few strawberry plants, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, etc.) |
My apartment is on the top (3rd) floor of a house on a corner, with no sunlight-blocking trees directly outside my 3 large, westward-facing, rear windows where I would likely be able to mount windowboxes. Do you have any recommendations for what might work and how to go about creating my "garden"?
|There are many plants you could experiment with, but I would caution you that the location could pose a challenge--it will likely be very hot and sunny, and, at the third floor elevation, drying winds could be a problem. Also, for large plants like tomatoes, you'll need large containers, and these will be heavy, especially when wet.|
You might start out with some Mediterranean herbs such as thyme and oregano and perhaps a cherry tomato, as well as the day neutral or everbearing strawberries, and see how they do. For best results, use as large a soil volume as possible.