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"I think, I have the green thumb now," says healthcare assistant Hana Evans.
she walked in a top floor apartment in Paignton, Devon, for work at the end of Last Year . The head is the "beautiful" view of The Sea . The flip side of the coin? It is pretty Dark Inside and the only outside space is The Balcony that is less than one Meter wide and three meters long.The Sea from Hana 's apartment in Paignton
It was blocking, her from "novice" with a neglected vegetable garden in someone crammed 31 pots and pans in your small outdoor space and acquired a myriad of practical gardening tricks.
they grow five types of lettuce, five types of tomatoes, pak choi, green cabbage, spinach, peas, cucumbers, two kinds of beans, chives, parsley and thyme.
she has two red currant bushes, a sun-flower plants and a variety of edible flowers, including nasturtiums and cornflowers.
"I've stuffed it full," she says. "I have things hanging from The Walls . "
Hana is preferred to have organic vegetables and not a car, so that the blocking made food shopping difficult.
"So I decided to grow up, so much as I could in the kitchen next to mine. "
they bought the children of The Sea -bucket - discounted due to the lack of tourists, to deliver from pot hanger made of string and a local nursery willing to compost, which is combined with kitchen scraps, pieces of rotten wood and Leaves .Hana stuffed her tiny balcony to do with pots and pans
"I eat so much better, because the blocking," she says.Vertical Veg
the Newcastle-based Mark Ridsdill-Smith was one of Hana inspirations.
He runs a website called, the encouraged to think for gardeners with limited space, above the horizontal. The website has a lot more traffic recently, he.
He calculated that by his second year, he has produced More Than 80 kg of food to the value of almost £900 in the supermarket the prices.
He admits drainage is sometimes a problem for balcony gardeners - You don't want to drip water on to their neighbours on the Ground Floor . But if You can, solve this problem, the benefits are better light and less pests than on the ground.Mark tending to his bar Only a window?
Mark's tips contain:Robyn and their partners from the vertical planter from old pallets
As a Locum physiotherapist, she has a lot of time on their hands during the lockout.
her mother, "one of Those People who has a beautiful garden," was only a phone call away for advice, and now Robyn is growing sage, mint, Basil, rosemary, Paprika, chillies, fennel and orange seedlings, in addition to some flowers.
she found seeds, 19 plastic pots and some compost in a local supermarket.
old pallets, vertical planter, and even a pond and a makeshift greenhouse.Ragnar The Cat , enjoys his balcony garden in Rotterdam, the
And it's not just a UK phenomenon. Freelance Graphic Designer Sheila Brand lives and works in a third-floor apartment with a balcony, a Meter wide and four meters long, in Rotterdam, with cats, Ragnar and Rollo.Sheila Brand, together with some of their harvest of radishes
they plan to give You some of their harvest away to the neighbors as soon as it is ripe, including the pumpkin, which will be ready in October at the earliest.
"I hope that we can all be hugging each other by then," says Sheila .