Asked on May 7, 2017

I have just moved to an apartment with a South West facing balcony!



I'd like to know what I should plant and what size pots to plant them in! I was hoping for some tomatoes and maybe cucumbers? Is this possible?
4 answers
  • Yes! I would recommend 5 gallon size containers (just giving as a reference to vision size and space allotment), or bigger if you have room or the space. I would also plant in smaller pots, parsley, marigolds, garlic, onion or chives as a natural pest prevention.
  • Inetia
    on May 8, 2017

    Sun loving plants are Blanket flower, Geranium, Verbena, and Black-eyed Susan. I agree with five gallon pots and I would paint them a color that reflects the heat.

  • Dfm
    on May 8, 2017

    most defiantly min. of a 5 gal. container for the veggies, and go with a a bucket shape, not a vase shape. I like a lemon drop tomato, it's a yellow cherry type and very sweet. great for salads. the other tomato is an Amish paste- again it's smaller, it's in the plumb sized fruit but tasty! cukes are bred as climbers or bush type which means it needs a smaller trellis, it will still climb some. i've had good luck with the bush type in a container. don't forget a pepper plant- sweet bell pepper grows well in a 5 gal. pot. so do the hot ones....but they can cross pollinate-plant one or the other not both.

    if you are able to put a deck rail planters on your deck, salad greens lettuces spinach tom thumb carrots, radish.etc.
  • Landsharkinnc
    on May 9, 2017

    Since you are in Canada and not south Florida!, you will have a shorter growing season..check the 'mature' days on the variety of veggies if you go wih them rather than annual flowers
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