There are a lot of great things about growing cherry tomatoes in your balcony. They are very easy to grow, and once you get them established they will provide you with delicious fresh produce all season long. If you’re not familiar with apartment gardening there are several great books and ebooks out there that can help you get started with your own apartment garden. If you want a guide that has everything laid out for you from start to finish then I would definitely recommend reading one. Below I’m going to give you a brief overview of apartment tomato plants, and what is involved in making sure they grow successfully in your balcony or patio.
There are two types of cherry tomatoes that you can use for your balcony garden. The first is the hybrid cherry tomato, which has much more flavor than its ordinary counterpart. If you want to try this type of tomato you can find it at a local nursery. The hybrid varieties come in red, green, and black varieties. Just make sure you pick the variety that best suits your taste.
One of the main things you need to keep in mind when growing cherry tomatoes in your apartment is keeping them away from other pests. This includes ants, mice, and other rodents. They will also attract flies and other bugs that eat your berries. To prevent this from happening you can build a small wood structure with spikes in the top to catch the insects. This can also be done outside the apartment, but in an enclosed area, like a shed.
When you plant your tomatoes in your balcony, they have to be kept relatively dry. Since they are being exposed to the elements constantly they will easily rot if they are not given water regularly. Your soil mix should be rich in loamy soil, as this will allow your plants to easily absorb water. It is also a good idea to plant your garden in partial sun, because this will make your plants more thrive and stay healthy.
As with any other plant, it is best to plant tomatoes in full sun, so that they will get all of the sunlight they need. You should plan on at least six hours of bright sunshine every single day, so you will have no problem getting them all the nutrients they need. As with any other plants, watering them once a week without fail is necessary, but just make sure you do not drown them. If they begin to rot then you will have much bigger problems than if you watered them incorrectly.
After you have planted your cherry tomatoes in your garden, you should begin to look for bugs and parasites. It is quite easy to spot these little critters as they will be traveling around in the wind, which is something that happens naturally. You will also notice that they come out at night time. The best way to deal with them is to use insecticides that will kill them off before they have a chance to reproduce. Be sure to wear gloves when you spray the chemicals down, so that they do not get into your eyes and mess your skin up.
If you have decided to grow tomatoes in your balcony, then you should consider where you are going to plant them. If you live in a sunny area, then the chances of your tomato plant being damaged due to high winds is very slim. You would only want to plant them about four to six feet away from your home, depending on how big your home is, and where it is located on your property. Since they do not like the cold, or the lack of sun, they will not grow well outside if you plant them too far away.
For those who live in a place that has chilly temperatures all year long, or even during the winter months, they can grow cherries safely. If you plant them inside, then you may only want to feed them once a week, but during the warmer months you can feed them as often as you like. They will still enjoy eating, so you will not have to worry about over feeding them. As for pruning, you will only have to trim off any dead branches as well as cut away any overgrown portions of the plant. Once you are done, you will have a great source of fresh, delicious cherries for you and your family to enjoy.