Simple and beautiful ideas for creating a natural area in a city apartment.
For planting in boxes on the balcony, choose bright and unpretentious plants: geraniums, pansies, petunia, nasturtium, fragrant tobacco, ferns and creeping ivy.
2. Show a little imagination and decorate the window sills in the apartment not with an ordinary pot with a single indoor flower, but with a whole bouquet of your favorite herbs and plants. By the way, instead of planters, you can use bright large cups, which will become an additional original part of home decor.
3. Supermarkets sell spicy greens already planted in separate containers, which can be transplanted into a beautiful basket or grown in tin cans (buckets) by making drainage.
4. Hanging baskets with flowers or climbing plants can be hung on the balcony: To do this, lay a drainage layer on the bottom of the hanging basket and fill it with fertile soil (a mixture of peat, humus and sand). Then add a special gel or granules that retain moisture (sold in flower centers). They are useful to ensure that the plants do not dry out. However, you should not use pellets if you are going to eat plants! Plant seedlings, and cover it with a layer of mulch on top: it is needed to suppress weeds on the soil surface, better retain moisture and heat at the roots of the plant. For these purposes, tree bark, shavings, drainage granules, gravel, stones or live moss are suitable. Remember that plants in hanging baskets need constant and abundant watering, as well as regular feeding.