Friday, May 21, 2021

Turn up the heat on your food garden!

By: Candice Keast

Are you excited to get your summer balcony ready?! Now is the ideal time to beautify your outdoor space by growing food -- and we've got all the info you need right here.

As a great intro (if we do say so ourselves), check out Live Green Toronto's 3-part Get Growing Toronto video series, which helps you along your container or balcony gardening journey. In the first video, we go through the process of turning a balcony that was largely unused into a food-producing space. If you don't have a balcony, not to worry. The video and the information in this post can be applied to any outdoor container garden location. You can grow food just about anywhere!

There are a few other things to keep in mind when you are getting your garden started. In this post, we will cover: 

  • Hardening off
  • Transplanting
  • Using compost
  • Spacing
  • Companion planting
  • Drainage/watering, and 
  • Vertical supports