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Fresh fruits and vegetables in a small space

Delicious and healthy food to cook and snack from
Raising own fruits and vegetables

City gardeners can also grow vegetables and salads easily on balconies or roof terraces. Special varieties such as yellow cherry tomatoes or mangold with colourful stalks are rarely available in the shops.

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A rich harvest from a small space -those who raise their own fruits and vegetables on their balcony will always have delicacies to hand for snacking and cooking. At the same time, they create an inviting, green refuge for themselves and for insects.

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Uncomplicated and fast

Using undemanding vegetable plants in particular, a beautiful and at the same time easy-care kitchen garden can be created. Leaf salads, spring onions, radishes, but also dwarf bush beans, mangold or edible blossoms such as those of the nasturtium, violet or marigold are ideal for flower boxes and planters.
Your kitchen garden will achieve its own individual flair with its rare and sophisticated useful plants. However, just because they look unusual does not mean that these special plants are harder to cultivate than their more familiar colleagues. Yet different-coloured carrots, striped tomatoes, blue potatoes, black maize, climbing snake gourd or borlotti beans look so much more interesting. You can purchase young plants or seeds in specialist shops. They are usually sown or planted out in their growing location after the Frost Saints period in May. Plants which are sensitive to cold such as paprika, tomatoes or courgettes are best raised in advance inside the house on a windowsill.

Hanging gardens and vertical systems

Those who only have limited space on their balcony can put hanging gardens to good use. In the meantime, tasty salads, fruit and vegetable plants have also become available for vertical gardening: picking salad, strawberries hanging tomatoes or peas.
Note: if the plants hang over the exterior railings, then the plant containers must be particularly well fastened! If the brackets loosen during high winds, or as the weight of the growing plants increases, hanging baskets or boxes can do a lot of damage.
Vertical plant systems, on the other hand, are completely secure. The planting elements can very easily be hung on the wall and fastened. And they can be extended at any time in all directions; even around corners. They can even be equipped with an integrated irrigation solution for regular water supply. Above all cucumbers, tomatoes, courgettes or salads require a lot of water to grow.

Problem-free cultivation of useful plants

But what can be done if no water or electricity supply is available on your balcony or roof terrace? This is not a problem: there are solutions available. These will supply your plants independently and reliably. Containers with a water reservoir already reduce the effort required for thirsty vegetable plants.
The solar-powered, automatic AquaBloom Set, for example, is ideal when you have no power connection or outside tap. Your plants won’t even register that you are gone if you leave them alone for a few days. Simple watering using a hose is also possible through an Adapter for taps in your kitchen or bathroom.

About Gardena
For over 50 years GARDENA has provided everything passionate gardeners need. The broad assortment of products offers innovative solutions and systems for watering, lawn care, tree and shrub care and soil cultivation. Today, GARDENA is a leading European supplier of high-quality gardening tools and distributed in more than 80 countries worldwide. GARDENA is a brand of Husqvarna Group. Further information on gardena.com.

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Heribert Wettels

Susanne Drmota

Juliana Kinzinger
FleishmanHillard Germany GmbH
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City gardeners can also grow vegetables and salads easily on balconies or roof terraces. Special varieties such as yellow cherry tomatoes or mangold with colourful stalks are rarely available in the shops.

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