Fruits/Vegetables

Container Plants
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greenduck

Evergreen boxwood ball topiaries might be classic exemplars of container plants, but there are other woody plants that will thrive in large pots and delight the senses with comely flowers and tasty fruit. Skilfully placed on balconies or terraces, container plantings can serve as a privacy screen and wind shield that also provide color, fragrance, and enjoyment to every spot.

wild fruit
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greenduck

It’s birdsong that makes a country breakfast on the balcony or patio truly idyllic. The best way to attract them and other animals is a stand of wild fruit trees. Bearing blossoms in springtime and fruit in summer and fall, they’re lovely to look at and also provide protection and food for native animals. The harvest is for homeowners, too – provided the robins, thrushes, finches, and starlings leave something leftover.


culinary treats, arrangement of herbs
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Submitted by
greenduck



Impress your hosts with an original gift that’s both lovely and practical. Culinary treats are all the rage. A sweet arrangement of herbs, edible plants, and bedding or container flowers in a basket is a personalized gift that will last.

Tomatoes
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Author: 

greenduck

Both peppers and tomatoes have high requirements for water and nutrients. The soil must stay consistently, slightly moist. As a basic principle, you should always water these vegetables in the early morning or during the evening hours.

Strawberry plants
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Author: 

greenduck

Strawberry plants offer the potential of harvesting fruit even in tight quarters. The berries can be eaten raw — in yogurt, for example, in cereal, or as a wholesome snack.

Mushrooms
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Submitted by
greenduck

Light dishes are excellent for summer. The sun's already hot enough and you don't need as many calories to maintain body temperature. In summer we start to instinctively reach for lean meats, salads, fresh vegetables, and – last but not least – mushrooms. Mushrooms are great for summer meals.
Mushrooms provide us with a variety of vitamins and minerals that the body needs without overdoing it. With just 25 kcal or 103 kilojoules, mushrooms are low in energy and contain only 0.3 grams of fat for every 100 grams. With even fewer carbohydrates, mushrooms are ideal for getting a slim bikini body, and leave you feeling full and satisfied.

Balcony Veggies
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Submitted by
greenduck

Mint for a refreshing tea or aperitif, cocktail tomatoes as salad toppers, or a handful of strawberries to nosh on: bedding and balcony plants and summer flowering perennials can be perfectly combined with tasty edible plants. Among the advantages of a combination planting are the nutrient density of the harvest, since fruits and vegetables can be picked at peak ripeness and brought fresh to the table.

Tomaten
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Submitted by
greenduck

Fruits and vegetables raised in your own small plot are always more fun to eat, and many people enter hobby gardening this way to counter the hectic daily work-and-school schedule. It’s just so pleasing to watch your own tomatoes grow on the balcony: it’s a daily experience of personal success, from seed or seedling right up to harvest. Your own harvest tastes incomparably better when so fresh and fully sun-ripened.

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