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If you have a green thumb or just enjoy planting a few flowers in the spring, living in a downtown high rise condo doesn't mean you can't enjoy gardening! Urban living offers many more amenities. If ...

If you have a green thumb or just enjoy planting a few flowers in the spring, living in a downtown high rise condo doesn't mean you can't enjoy gardening! Urban living offers many more amenities. If you are interested in buying or renting a high rise condo or loft, talk to the specialists at We Know Urban Realty in Phoenix AZ. Visit the site at http://www.weknowurban.com to see some of the fantastic condos available.

Will Daly, Broker
We Know Urban Realty, LLC
5564 N 12th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(480) 510-8755
Email: Will@WeKnowUrban.com

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  • High rise gardening is the same as ga rdening anywhere, in that you need to provide your plants with light, water and nutrients for them to grow.
  • If you use your balcony, patio or roof to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables you will have a supply of delicious edibles ready to eat at your convenience. View slide
  • Urban farms rely on containers and planters of various shapes, widths and heights. View slide
  • For the most part, you will want to choose containers that are lighter in weight.
  • Planters can become very heavy with soil, water and the plants themselves.
  • Lightweight planters make it easier for you to move the plants, either indoors to protect them from a storm or to another spot on the balcony to capture more sun throughout the day.
  • Use substitutes for heavy soil, such as perlite, vermiculite and peat moss to fill planters. In addition to being lightweight, these substances aid plants with retaining water and absorbing nutrients.
  • Trellises form the backbone of many urban farms.
  • Not only will you provide support for your plants, you will give your neighbours and yourself some privacy.
  • Use the trellis in conjunction with your planters.
  • Examples of good climbing plants are:
  • Grape vines: Vigorous growers, but may take a couple of seasons of pruning to yield grapes.
  • Cucumbers: Easy to grow from seed. Tie the stems to the lattice to compensate for the weight of the cucumbers as they develop.
  • Tomatoes: Very popular plant. Grows well in large containers with good soil.
  • Melons: Training your melons to grow vertically keeps them off the ground and reduces unsightly damage.
  • Scarlet Runner Beans: Prolific bean production and attractive red flowers.
  • While climbing plants and vines are natural candidates for vertical gardening, you can buy or build simple structures to grow many other plants vertically.
  • • All you need is something to give you height, such as walls, trellises or poles.
  • • All you need is something to give you height, such as walls, trellises or poles. • Secure the pots, containers or pockets of your choice to the upright structures.
  • • All you need is something to give you height, such as walls, trellises or poles. • Secure the pots, containers or pockets of your choice to the upright structures. • Fill with potting soil.
  • If your interior living space has an industrial feel, carry that same sensibility over to your outside space.
  • Construct your trellis or plant holder with copper plumbing pipes.
  • Use it with climbing plants or with smaller plants in containers.
  • Plants to consider for your containers include:
  • Herbs: Chives, Dill, Basil, Cilantro, Oregano, Fennel, Thyme
  • Greens: Spinach, Mesclun lettuce, Kale
  • Edible Flowers: Nasturtium, Squash blossoms, Bee balm
  • Let your creativity take hold when choosing containers for your plants.
  • For example, for a whimsical look, use colourful rubber rain boots.
  • High rise gardening offers some advantages over gardening in the ground.
  • You do not have to compete with tree roots, settle for poor quality native soil or worry about destructive moles.
  • You can use your garden to provide you with an abundant harvest, display attractive foliage or attract birds and butterflies with flowers.
  • If you have a green thumb or just enjoy planting a few flowers in the spring, living in a downtown high rise condo doesn't mean you can't enjoy gardening!
  • Urban living offers many more amenities. If you are interested in buying or renting a high rise condo or loft, talk to the specialists at We Know Urban Realty in Phoenix AZ.
  • Visit the site at http://www.weknowurban.co m to see some of the fantastic condos available.