Vegetable& Fruit balcony - Knowledgebase Question

San Antonio, TX (Zone 8B)
Question by ralphnrose1
May 1, 2007
I want to grow vegetables and fruits on my balcony,I live in an apartment complex.I'd like to plant in hanging pots or pots that I can maintain easily.Is it possible?


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Answer from NGA
May 1, 2007

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Rose,

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

Fruit would be tough to do in containers on a balcony except for satsumas, kumquats, Key lime and Meyer Orange. Give them a large container such as a half whiskey barrel.

See the following web site for more info:
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu...

You can grow vegetables on a balcony. The key is to choose containers with a volume of about 5 gallons or more for most vegetables so there is plenty of soil for roots to grow in. The following web sites provide more helpful information on growing in containers.

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu...

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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