|View from the street of my balcony at the end of summer.
Tomatoes on the left and sweet peppers on the right.
When I decided to organize a vegetable garden on my 12th floor balcony in Montreal, I was faced with two main problems:
Presenting: the mobile semi-glassed
|Sungold select 2|
|Tumbling Tom yellow|
|Life in the city|
|Sweet million tomatoes, my favorite!||Black Krim tomatoes, delicious.|
|Tomato and pepper enclosures|
|The plants shield the apartment from the sun|
Shade and mildew
Since only about half of the balcony receives enough sunshine, the plants, or parts of plants, growing in the shade progress slower; but they also develop mildew.
|Sweet peppers enjoying the view|
|Plexiglass wind protection for the bottom of the sweet pepper plants (left).
The tomato plants (right) go one side and the other of a trellis of horizontal ropes every 4".
The "Carmen" sweet pepper plant, at far left, reached 6 ½ feet.
On this picture; Jingle bells orange mini sweet peppers. Very sweet, my favorite!
Chives are growing beneath the pepper plants.