Small patio gardens can look very beautiful and take a small amount of space. A garden in the patio can help you relax in a beautiful environment in the heart of city. Your garden can also be a source of fresh organic produce. Here are some of the top plants to choose for a small patio garden:
Tomatoes are great patio plants because they are bountiful in their yield and resistant to diseases. However, ensure that they receive at least eight hours of sunlight daily and that the planting medium consists of top quality soil mixed with compost. Some tomato varieties that can be grown in a patio garden include Tiny Tim, Yellow Canary, Red Robin and Sprite.
Lettuce is another good choice for a patio garden because it can be grown in small spaces. The lettuce seeds must be planted in a well-prepared seedbed and the plant must be watered regularly, because lettuce doesn’t have an extensive root system. Organic mulch is an ideal planting medium because it keeps the soil cool, discourages growth of weeds and retains moisture. Some varieties of lettuce that can be grown in a patio garden include leaf lettuce, curly endive and Romaine.
Garlic cloves should be planted in early spring and each bulb should be planted in an upright position. The bulbs should be planted at a distance of three to five inches apart and at least half an inch deep into the soil. The planting medium should be evenly moist and rich in fertilizers. The bulbs should be harvested in late August when the tops of the plants start to dry.
Parsley is an herb that’s used to garnish dishes. The planting medium should be good quality and should include loose dirt. The plant needs plenty of sunlight and the container should have holes at the bottom for good drainage. Parsley seeds should be planted in early spring, summer or autumn. It should be harvested close to the base to promote regrowth.
When converting a lifeless patio into a garden, you should remember to choose your plants wisely, plan the space properly, use good quality soil, and invest sufficient time and effort to ensure that the patio garden is well maintained.