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INFO SHEET: Container gardens

INFO SHEET: Container gardens

by Russ Grayson, updated May 2020.

Grow your own on a balcony or in a community garden

A garden in the sky may be just what some of us want. How else can we produce vegetables, and perhaps fruit, in our multi-storey apartments?

The choice for apartment and medium-density residents is:

  • a balcony garden
  • a rooftop container garden (if the roof is flat, accessible and strong enough)
  • the nearest community food garden.

It’s not just apartment dwellers who benefit from container gardening. People living in other medium-density housing where garden space is limited to a small, paved courtyard may also make use of container cultivation to supplement their food purchases with freshly grown produce.

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