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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. The condo dwellers that have a patio or even a balcony can enjoy most any type of gardening. An important thing to remember is the finished growth size of plant. Another thought in planning should be size of the fruit. But there are even ways around that!

2. Check out your local gardening sections and you will find many miniature plants that will fit nicely on your balcony or patio. Before purchasing plants look at the varieties of containers available. It might be possible to combine plants in order to arrange them more efficiently in the space available.

3. Decide on what plants you want to grow. Consider the types of soil necessary for each and use this information when you combine in the same containers. This also applies to flowering plants. One condo gardener combined several different flowers in one section and it caught every visitor's eye immediately.

4. Another factor to consider is harvest time of vegetables and fruit. It might be possible to use the same space for two different plants. Timing your harvests could afford you fresh fruit and veggies throughout the season.

5. Condo gardeners have less chance of critters disturbing their plants and devouring their produce. Especially when it is a balcony garden or enclosed courtyard garden. It is also less work to water and care for this concentration of plants.

6. Another condo owner refused to give up on having fruit trees. She found miniature orange, lemon and lime trees that fit nicely on her balcony. Another purchased a long narrow container for sweet corn, which made and interesting border for the side of her patio. Don't be discouraged! There is a way to have fresh fruits and vegetables, even when you live in a condo!

 

Article by: By Braniac, eHow User

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