In order to have a garden on the terrace, we need to answer several questions, and among the first is – how much space do we have. It can be assessed by anyone, to see if there is room for vertical shelves, or to hang something on the fence. With a good layout, you can plant everything. If you are well organized on your terrace almost everything can be cultivated: vegetables, fruits, spices and medicinal herbs. Vertical gardens are an excellent solution for small courtyards and balconies.
Determine how much sun you have on the terrace
The second thing to determine is how much sunshine you have on the terrace. Not all plants need the same amount of sunlight. This is related to how much heat the selected space receives. On this basis, certain plants are selected. The amount of heat depends on the material of the paved terrace and whether it is closed, open or semi-open. An open veranda is always the best solution, although each has its advantages and disadvantages. If you want to cultivate edible plants, you need to know – vegetables require more sunny hours than other plants. Also, we can not grow them in any kind of pots, they need more care and water.
How much wind is there?
The next thing is whether the terrace is windy, which is important, because the wind can drain the earth and the plants to die, and sometimes it is necessary to water them several times a day. It’s important when the winter comes to know how cold is it because maybe you wish for your plants to stay on the terrace during winters. It is certainly better to choose multi-year plants that can survive outside.
How much attention can you give?
How much attention and care are you willing to provide to plants, is the next question that you should ask yourself. What if you travel a lot, so you will not be able to water them regularly? For a start, buy a dozen plants and see if you like gardening enough.