After the Ice Saints have passed on 15 May, balcony boxes and planters can finally be planted again without any risk of damage by frost. But how do you plant a balcony box?
Even if there are gaps between your plants in the window box: It is important to leave a hand-width's space between the plants. Otherwise the plants will start battling it out for enough sunlight, water and nutrients and none of them will be able to develop properly.
To ensure long-lasting enjoyment of your flowers and aromatic herbs, you should observe a couple of things when choosing your plants: Some balcony plants prefer e.g. a sunny environment others prefer the cool shade. Some require lots of space, others less.
Perennials last for several years and are able to withstand winter and frost with ease – and they do not require much care at all. Plants such as these are particularly suitable for hobby gardeners who do not want to invest much time in their balcony year in and out. Baby's breath, roses, lavender, midday flower, boxwood and hydrangea are perfect for the somewhat "lazier" gardener.
Speaking of lazy gardeners: Did you know that herbs have a lot of advantages as balcony plants? Most of them are very low-maintenance and are not very picky in terms of their surroundings. Mediterranean plants have a pleasant scent and are always at hand if you need fresh kitchen herbs while cooking. Useful information as well as helpful tips and tricks for your balcony herb garden can be found here.
A balcony garden still needs care and watering. Thanks to clever aids, balcony gardening becomes pure child's play!
Balcony plants have only very little water reserves. During their growth period and throughout the summer it is therefore important to water them properly and on a regular basis.
So now all you need is a suitable window and balcony box for your plants? No problem! Whether round or rectangular, small or large, white or colourful: You can find plenty of variants here!