7 plants that are tasty and easy to grow in a balcony or patio  

Growing edible plants on your terrace is a rewarding and practical way to enjoy fresh produce right from your own home. Here are seven edible plants that are relatively easy to grow on a terrace, requiring minimal space and care.

Tomatoes: – Tomatoes are one of the most popular plants to grow in containers. They require at least 6-8 hours of sunlight per day. Choose a variety suitable for container gardening, like cherry or grape tomatoes, which tend to thrive in smaller spaces.

Herbs (Basil, Mint, Cilantro, etc.): – Herbs are incredibly easy to grow and don't require much space. They can thrive in small pots or hanging baskets. Regular harvesting keeps them bushy and productive throughout the season. They need plenty of sunlight and well-drained soil.

Lettuce: – Lettuce grows quickly and does not require deep containers, making it ideal for terrace gardening. It prefers cooler weather but can be grown in partial shade during hotter months to prevent bolting (going to seed prematurely).

Peppers: – Bell peppers and chili peppers are great for growing in pots. They need warm weather, consistent moisture, and full sun. With proper care, they can be very productive even on a small terrace.

Strawberries: – Strawberry plants are perfect for growing in hanging baskets or regular pots and require full sun. They will continue to produce fruit throughout the season if older fruits and flowers are regularly pruned.

Radishes: – Radishes are one of the fastest-growing vegetables, with some varieties ready to harvest in just three weeks. They require well-drained soil and regular watering. Growing radishes can be a fun, quick yield project, especially appealing for beginners.

Spinach: – Spinach is another fast-growing leafy green, suitable for shady parts of the terrace as it prefers cooler temperatures. Frequent harvesting encourages new growth, making spinach a productive small-space crop.

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