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Ross
I have a balcony on my appartment where I wish to grow, fruit veg or herbs, the problem however, is that there is only a limited amount of direct sunlight and it is quite windy. What type of things should I try and grow?

Submitted: 06:45PM, 18 Mar 2010
Answer: Dear Ross,
To grow vegetables successfully you would need to have a sunny, protected spot with at least 6 hours of sunlight each day. If this is not the case, then I feel the veg/herbs/fruit would struggle to thrive.

Before outlaying a lot of money on plants and then being disappointed with the results, perhaps you could try growing some herbs to see how they perform. I would suggest growing Coriander, Chives, Cress & Parsley.

If you do have the 6 hours of sunlight then the choice is broader. Fill your pots with a good quality potting mix in which you could plant Spinach, Baby Beets, Radish, Baby Carrots, Lettuce Salad Mix and Spring Onion. Keep them fertilised with a soluble fertiliser such as Thrive Flower & Fruit.

Good luck. Hope you do manage to grow your own crops as it is such fun.

Answered: 02:47PM, 19 Mar 2010

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