Probably the most important rule in the selection of plants is the observance of their natural requirements. Depending on which direction your balcony faces, are placed in the light conditions for your small garden. Wind – protected balconies on the West or east side of the House are ideally suited to protect the plants from strong midday radiation from drying out. However, there are also many plants that thrive well in both shady and sunny places with proper care.
Watering the plants
Especially in sunny locations and in summer one thing is of great importance: lots and regular watering! Balcony plants in water storage boxes, which have a reserve tank for self-sufficiency below the ground, get along without your help on hot days.
In vertical gardens with a staircase system, the thirsty plants such as strawberries will usually be put down. Here the water can collect after passing through the higher stages.
What is also not missing on the balcony
To make it really cozy and homely in your small garden, you need the right furniture and functional equipment. In case of strong sunlight, you should think about a balcony fan, balcony roofs and umbrellas, for example. These are available in a wide variety of materials and colours and can optimally complement the harmonious image of the garden. The furniture also contributes to the Flair of your balcony and should be adapted to the style of the garden as well as its size. Small side tables and garden chairs made from metal or warm wood will allow you to rest after a stressful day and enjoy the views of your plants. Try it with a small room fountain for a pleasant splash in the background and, if there is space, with a two-seater bench in romantic look.
Sand off the pallet at sharp edges and corners to avoid any injuries and to create an even look. If desired, paint the Palette in color and also glaze it with the wood glaze after drying.
If the pallet does not have a back, nail the wood fibre board with 12 nails evenly on the Europalette so that the Earth cannot fall out later.
Lay out the garden fleece or foil and place the pallet. Then attach the fabric along the sides, back and bottom. Take the fabric on the ground twice, as here the weight of plants and soil loads. Attention: if the pallet is set up later, the corners should be the only one not attached to the pallet, so that the water can still drain.
Fill the pallet with potting soil. Make sure that this is not compressed too tightly, so that there is still room for the plants later.
Start planting and start at the bottom of the pallet. The plants should sit firmly so that they do not dissolve later when setting up the pallet. Then water. Attention: leave the pallet horizontal for two more weeks so that the plants can form roots for strength. Only then set the pallet vertically.