How to Make Terrace Vegetable Garden @ 2

Integrate Vegetable Patch on the Terrace

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You can also integrate a vegetable patch on your terrace and grow vegetable on the surface itself. But doing this is only good on large rooftops. Vegetable patch is similar to making a normal garden bed.

The integrated bed should be filled normally with soil like a regular garden bed. An addition of compost in soil is a perfect natural fertilizer for most of the plants.

Creating a Vegetable Terrace Garden in Planter boxes

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Flower boxes and planters can be used to create a vegetable garden. You can hang these on an existing railing or set them just on the floor. How do you use them is entirely up to you.

Do not use ordinary garden soil in these planter boxes, either use quality potting mix or compost rich soil. Fertilizing is also important to improve productivity but it varies according to plants: peppers and tomatoes are heavy feeders, whereas green leafy vegetables do not need much fertilizer

Plants for Flower Boxes

Cucumbers
Tomatoes
Garlic
Chilies
Herbs
Radishes
Bush beans

Greens
Cucumbers, tomatoes and beans require a climbing aid, so that the plants do not break

Repurpose Sandboxes

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A sandbox is not just for games. From a small simple wooden sandpit, you can also make a hefty vegetable patch. This looks not only decorative, but provides your plants an optimal space to thrive.

Instead of using gravel for drainage, just fill the quality compost with soil. In the sandbox you can grow all sorts of small vegetables and herbs, mostly low growing that spreads too much.

Radishes
Herbs
Garlic
Lettuce
Spinach
Ginger
Asian Greens and lot of other green leafy vegetables

Optimize Vertical Space

Your main challenge is how smartly you utilize your vertical space to double up the space you have on your terrace, make a plan on how you should do this, if you have walls, hang planters on it.

Grow vegetable shrubs and vines like beans, squashes, gourds and tall tomato varieties near the walls and railings. This way they’ll not only get support but also grow outside and upward and you’ll save a lot of your space.

Use old shelves, racks to keep pots and buy pot holders, put them around the corners.

On these you can grow herbs to improve the taste of salads and cuisines you’ll prepare, you can also grow lot of flowers to appease ornamental views.

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