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Post  krishnak53 on 5/6/2017, 4:24 am

Hello everyone,

I am an absolute beginner, but am very keen to try out square metre gardening in my apartment.  I have a large balcony with an outdoor planter box.  I intend setting up a 1 metre square box (3 ft by 3 ft).  I would like it to be at 60cm height ....so need to figure out a way of raising it up and the kind of bottom I need to have to the frame.

Would be great to get help/responses particularly from others who are trying it out on the balcony of an apartment.

I have read the square foot gardening book and it has given me the confidence to make a start.

Krishna
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Post  trolleydriver on 5/6/2017, 8:52 am

Welcome Kirshna from Ottawa, Canada.  Great to have you join us on the forum where you will find welcoming, pleasant and very helpful people. We all wish you much success with your SFG efforts.

Some of us build Table Top raised beds. Mine has a plywood bottom. I've posted a photo below and there are more on the following thread:

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t21541-tabletop-bottom-options?highlight=bottom

Here is another thread
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t19807p25-new-table-tops?highlight=table+tops

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/6/2017, 10:08 am

Hi Krishnak53. Welcome also from Atlanta, GA (SE USA).

I think you'll find there are several folks who garden on their patios or even their roofs. I'm sure some of them will pop in soon...

Glad you're here! And I'm looking forward to seeing your patio. :-)
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/6/2017, 10:13 am

Welcome, Krishnak53!  So glad you found us!  Lots of us do container gardening, lots of information here, some folks call them Table Tops.  Have you read any of Mel's SFG books?
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Post  countrynaturals on 5/6/2017, 10:15 am

happy hi and  glad you\'re here from Redding, CA. We're happy to have you with us.
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Post  sanderson on 5/6/2017, 3:49 pm

Krishna,  Welcome to the Forum from California, U.S.!  glad you\'re here  At this time, you should be able to have a "winter" garden of lettuces, cole crops, snow peas, etc.  If you are not on the bottom floor, you may have to have a drip pan underneath the bed so the brown water doesn't drip onto your downstairs neighbor.  Just make sure there is an air gap between the bottom of the bed and the drip pan so the plants don't get water-logged roots.  You can set the bed on 5 bricks for elevation.  So many creative ways to do it.  Very Happy  Here is one one link from a patio gardener.

Please let us know what you find to make the Mel's Mix.  

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t18873-my-patio-garden?highlight=patio

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/f19-australia

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Post  krishnak53 on 5/7/2017, 7:30 am

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Welcome, Krishnak53!  So glad you found us!  Lots of us do container gardening, lots of information here, some folks call them Table Tops.  Have you read any of Mel's SFG books?
YES!  I have just read the Second Edition of Square foot gardening.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/7/2017, 10:28 am

Awesome sauce!  What do you like to eat?
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