Setting up a Garden on Your Apartment Balcony

You’ve probably heard that you should wait until after Mother’s Day to plant any type of plant, and that’s usually the case, especially this year in Wisconsin. We have had a few nights where frost has been imminent.  With Mother’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your garden.  We’ve rounded up the best tips from Pinterest that will help with setting up the perfect garden on your balcony.

Make a plan

Think about what types of plants you want in your garden and make a plan. Choose plants/herbs that you know you will eat or use. Know when to grow what- see the vegetable/herb grower’s cheat sheet below.

Keep it simple

Plants can be grown in essentially any type of container. Small, portable pots are best for an apartment balcony because they are easy to move if needed.

Make a space for your gardening tools

Use a small bucket in the corner to keep all of your gardening tools in one place. If space allows, try out any of these awesome DIY garden tool storage ideas.

Choose vertical

For smaller balconies, you may think you don’t have room for anything extra. Utilize the vertical space on your balcony, like these below and a garden will fit nicely!

Raised garden bed/box 

If you have the room for it, a raised bed/box is another option. We found a cheap and easy DIY tutorial you can follow below.
balcony garden

See our previous post on Apartment Gardening here.

Get out there and get planting!


Show us your balcony garden for a CHANCE TO WIN a $20 gift card to Silver Mine Subs. Tag us on Instagram or Facebook and show off your best apartment balcony garden/flower photos before Friday, May 19th to be entered to win! Winners will be chosen at random and will be notified via direct message.

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