Balcony is an ultimate solution to create herb garden. Even so, it isn’t easy to grow in a balcony, especially herbs. There are some important things you should do and avoid. Here are some herb garden ideas for a balcony:
1. Before you start planting herbs, identify its type first. Herbs are divided into two, perennial and annual herbs. Annual herbs require yearly replanting and a good choice for food ingredients purpose. You can grow dill, basil, coriander and anise.
If you want herbs for relaxing or aromatherapy, choose mint, chives, marjoram and thyme. These plants are categorized as perennial herbs, can survive throughout the year. Some types can survive even if not exposed to direct sunlight and therefore, you need to study all by carefully.
2. After learning characteristics of the plant, the next step is study the balcony condition and container. Use containers made of clay or terra cotta and use rich soil to fill the pot. Small pot is suitable for one type and large pots for various types.
Rich soil is available at a nursery store, free from dirt, small rocks, fungi and grasses.
3. Balcony garden using the container concept. Plants in containers need more water faster than plants in the ground. Perform routine checks on soil moisture.
Those are herb garden ideas for a balcony you can do. So, what do you think?