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.