by tricky ™
Joyce Pace asks: Advice on starting a garden in my patio ?
So outside of my condo we have a little patio/porch area surrounded by a fence, one side is cement and the other side is just dirt and rocks. This is MY personal space.
It looks so ugly over there, but apparently my landlord said that nothing can grow in that dirt area and if I were to plant plants there they have to stay in a pot because it won’t grow in the ground. I looked at some of my neighbors patio/porch area and one has fake grass on there area, the other has it completely cemented.
I don’t understand much about planting/gardening but all I know is that the dirt area in my patio is hideous. I was thinking about putting something there like some grass or anything but I don’t know !
I really like flowers but I guess that idea is shot.
Can someone give some advice to a clueless gardener ??
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Answer by hearthecatsmeow
Put some mulch over the dirt area. Fake grass is terrible. Get you some plastic pots. I don’t know how much room you actually have but get you three pots if you can. Three different sizes would be great. It is fall here so about the only thing you could put in them right now would be pansies. You may still be able to find them. In Spring you can put a tall plant in the middle of your pot and medium size and cascading plants around the sides. It will be beautiful. Make sure your pots have drainage holes. You should only have to water a little this time of year but more when it warms. Put some mulch in your pots too after you plant to hold in moisture. Be sure and buy a good potting mix for your pots or organic soil if you can find some. I know you can’t compost very well in an apartment.
Your landlord is probably right about nothing growing there. The soil is poor quality and probably not even thick enough to support healthy plants. Hey, you can even plant tomatoes if you have sun!
Whatever you plant will depend on shade and sun of course. But you can work from there. Make all the neighbors jealous with your great new patio!
EDIT: I had a dream last night of your patio and I saw you sitting their on a little bench with hanging baskets hanging from the edges of your eaves. It was so cute.
Ed must of thought of it in real life instead of a dream though.
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