If you’re looking for plants that’ll thrive on a balcony and are easy to look after, then look no further. Not only are these plants great for growing in small spaces, but their fast growth rates mean you should be able to see some signs of growth within three weeks of planting.
Sow these seeds now for results you can enjoy throughout the summer months.
Mixed Spicy Salad Leaves
Once fully grown, these leaves are an easy way to give your meals an extra dose of nutrients – simply add to a salad or stir fry. They’re also really simple to look after, and can even be grown on a windowsill or with grow-lights in your kitchen.
Basil Sweet Green
This variation on the traditional herb not only tastes great (its leaves have notes of mint and clove), but it’s also super easy to grow. You can choose to enjoy it as a microgreen when it’s tiny or allow it to grow until it reaches its full size.
Plus, basil goes with a lot of different recipes, so you can make the most of having it freshly grown.
Nasturtium Climbing Mixed
If you’re looking for a plant that’ll look and taste great, then opt for nasturtium. It’s climbing nature makes it great for covering fences and trellis, and because both its flowers and leaves are edible, you can use it in a range of different salads and dishes.