Green Spaces in Small Places
Living in the city or in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t have some green space to call your own. Growing fresh herbs, vegetables and flowers on the balcony or rooftop is a growing trend. No pun intended! Balcony gardening is visually pleasing; creating an oasis of green right outside the door. Imagine dinner made with fresh-picked vegetables and herbs, direct from balcony-to-table! There’s also space for a composter. They’re not as big as you think. And you can do your part to recycle kitchen waste into food for your plants.
Feeding A Balcony Garden
Fertilizing your pots of vegetables and flowers is essential. Compost is the most natural, nutrient-rich fertilizer you can feed your plants. Compost helps retain moisture and it promotes healthier, disease-resistant plants. Making small batches of compost from food scraps and other compostables is a great way to reduce waste that would otherwise go to the landfill.
Make Compost in Tight Spaces
You can make compost in small spaces. Really! You’ll want to buy a small, fully-enclosed composter. This type of composter is best for small spaces because:
- it builds up a heat core faster; you get finished compost quickly
- it will keep out pests
- odors don’t escape
- it looks nicer and is neat and tidy
There are lots of things you can compost. Here’s more information on how to compost plus a list of common and not so common things you can toss into the compost bin. No matter how small your space, you can reduce waste by composting!