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How to Grow an Autumn Small Space Garden

How to Grow an Autumn Small Space Garden

Autumn has arrived and thoughts on the Balcony are turning to planning the Autumn-Winter garden. Many would-be gardeners don't realise that living in a certain place actually determines the type of garden you will have and the plants that you will grow. Focussing on what plants grow best where you live wil help you create a healthy and productive container garden.

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How to be a Bee's-Knees Australian Native Bee Supporter!

How to be a Bee's-Knees Australian Native Bee Supporter!

Those of you who follow our Instagram or FB pages will know that the Balcony garden at Up On The Rooftop is home to two Australian Native Bee hives of the species Tetragonula Carbonaria. You too can be a bees-knees supporter of these gentle insects in your urban garden!

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Choose The Right Sized Root Pouch Bag For Your Plant

Choose The Right Sized Root Pouch Bag For Your Plant

A common myth is that plants will grow larger if potted in a larger pot, like a buying a pair of school shoes at the start of the school year for a child. This seems logical, but actually most houseplants prefer a snugger fit. Here is a guide to selecting the Root Pouch bag size for your plant.

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How To Grow Microgreens In Small Spaces

How To Grow Microgreens In Small Spaces

You don't need a yard a deck or a balcony to grow Microgreens. They are the favourite of indoor growers with space challenges who want to grow their own food! Looking attractive, nutirent dense and delicious they can be grown in any container with good drainage. A well lit window ledge is all you need! 

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How To Treat Powdery Mildew In Your Small Space Garden

How To Treat Powdery Mildew In Your Small Space Garden

What do I use on the Balcony to control the dreaded white scourge of powdery Mildew? Summer wouldn't be the same without powdery mildew in the garden! I've sifted through all theinformation on the subject for you and distilled it into this easy,  guide so that you too can manage and treat this very common problem.

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How To Grow Corn In A Small Space

How To Grow Corn in a Small Space

Corn is traditionally grown in garden beds and fields however, not owning either, I have had great success in growing crops of corn each Summer in containers on my Balcony. This means that you too can grow in your small space! 

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The Joy of Growing a Garden

The Joy of Growing a Garden

Growing a garden in a small space is one of life's greatest privileges. Whether it is large or small, on land or a container garden, producing food or something pleasing to the eye is very satisfying. Lessons from my Balcony garden transfer well to life.

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Pickled Balcony Cucumbers Recipe

Pickled Balcony Cucumbers Recipe

Pickles are quick and easy to prepare and are a favourite traditional food. Fermented foods aid gut health and it's so easy to do! This is the recipe I use for quick and easy pickles using my Balcony grown Cucumbers. 

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