You like cooking great recipes using fresh and local products. Have you consider growing your own fruits and vegetables? It is possible to grow vegetables even if you don’t have a backyard (and only a little space on a terrace). Tomatoes, strawberries, herbs, everything is possible (with a little bit of sun). Change your traditional flowers with seedling and enjoy fresh products during the summer and beyond.
The vegetable gardens in a tray is the best alternative for you to create a small urban garden. With this method, you only need a few pots, a good potting soil, seeds or seedlings, care and of course, patience. Many vegetables, herbs and fruits are easy to grow: mint, chard, chives, tomato, carrot, cucumber, lettuce and radishes. Several plants may even lived inside your condo and with a little bit of love, they will last all winter: basil, oregano, chives, parsley, tarragon, sage, mint and thyme.
Be careful when you install your pots, make sure that the irrigation water do not flow to the neighbor’s table below. It could cause some inconvenience with the neighbors around you! You should also consider the wind. As you live in elevation, your pots can fall down. So, choose large pots with a massive wide base.
Enjoy these inspirations and discover more on our Pinterest.
You don’t want to cut the whole space of your terrace to create a small vegetable garden? You could opt for a space in one of the 97 community gardens offered by the city of Montreal. In addition to a space for your cultures, the city offers: soil, water, shed or toolbox, tables, fences, sand, paint and flowers. Check out the list to find all the community gardens close to your home.
Interested in more information?