Unlike companion planting to deter pests intercropping combines plants to save space. All it takes is a little creativity and a lot of instagram stalking to make your balcony feel like home.
For example radishes are often planted with carrots.
Pairing up plants to save space. Melons can be a good okra companion. We guarantee you can squeeze in a wee zebra plant. So cheer up your.
Trellises come in countless shapes styles and materials. Plant on the east side of the okra so the melons benefit from morning or on the west side for afternoon sun. The radishes mature quickly and loosen the soil for the late sprouting carrots.
Otherwise known as basic interplanting involves mixing crops in any available space when you plant two crops together and do not use rows such as when you have two different sized plants. No matter if you re working with 20 square feet or 100 square feet the options are truly endless. Intercropping or pairing up plants is an excellent way to squeeze even more productivity from your vegetable garden.
When you sow a second crop in time to mature after a first crop has produced. Maybe your bedside is the only space you can spare and it s already filling up with books and eye masks and more books. It is a space saving high yield alternative to planting crops in rows.
When you have at least two types of vegetable with at least one in rows. Same vegetable different maturity rates an easy way to keep your harvest coming in is to choose more than one variety of a crop and make them early mid and late season varieties. Gardening up not only saves space it also creates structure and visual interest.
Recent studies have shown that the presence of plants can lighten our moods and lower anxiety not to mention that a few leafy friends can improve how guests perceive your space. You can plant early crops that will be removed from the garden alongside late season crops. Each plant only needs about a foot of space in the garden says middleton.
Ahead we ve rounded up a few of our favorite ways to maximize your precious balcony space. The beds have a maximum width of four feet to give easy access to the center and typically a length of four or eight feet. Like cucumbers they need ample sun and water so be sure the okra won t shade the plants too much.
I like to plant cucumbers against the garden fence or up a trellis to save space. These stripy succulents grow slowly so they won t take over they don t need much besides sunlight and minimal waterings and they ll be a happy little sight to wake up to every morning. Square foot gardening uses raised beds commonly made of untreated cedar pine or fir.
Pepper plants will repel cabbage worms which can be a destructive nuisance to okra plants.