I don't have a lot of experience with terrace gardening. . . but as someone who loves growing and nurturing flowers (a photography obsession) and gardens, I had to plant a few things on my upper level apartment balcony. It's been a learning experience.
What I have planted:
While some plants are thriving better than others, the "testing" what works and what doesn't is almost as much interest to me. There is a surprising amount of heat that's generated on an upper floor deck... I thought it would be cooler and more breezy up here. But it bakes everything, and I have to water almost twice daily. I'm pretty sure all of my plants would be happier in the ground.
That said, the tomatoes are faring well, but the peppers will bud flowers and then drop off. A recent transplant has helped. The artichokes, which I don't see grown often around here, started off promising... ...and then I transplanted them into separate containers, and then they had to recover from transplant shock. They are picking back up now, but it may be too late in the season for them to get to where they need to be. At least I know that I can seed them with success. The fennel also don't like being container-bound, but I over-planted anyway so there is a crowding issue.
You can almost see the changes in each plant daily as they grow. . . It will be interesting to see how they develop over the summer, and adjust and adapt.
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