Garden Shop

Your Balcony Garden Shop includes special offers and items of interest from quality suppliers around the world. I’ve compiled a list of the best e-products to support yours and my quest for knowledge in the gardening arena that are beyond my own expertise. The items are listed alphabetically by topic, topics include: Aquaponics, beekeeping, paleo and others. If you purchase something from this page, I will receive a commission – that commission helps me to keep this blog running so it is with deep gratitude and appreciation that I offer these experts products – after the category of make your own planters and cool stuff, each topic is organized alphabetically –

Make your own planters and cool stuff

Garden trough made with Hypertufa
Garden trough made with Hypertufa

Making your own planters and troughs can save you a lot of money. This next e-book teaches you how to make long lasting hypertufa troughs, planters, totems, spheres — just about anything you can think of. You can learn to be creative using the peat-moss based recipe called Hypertufa with this all inclusive step-by-step information resource.

Aquaponics

This gardening technique uses fish poop to fertilize your garden. Not only that, this new method of gardening doesn’t use any soil what-so-ever making it ideal for apartment gardening – you can create a system that doesn’t take up tons of space – I want to set-one up in my apt just haven’t found the time yet – if you’re adventuresome and want to give it a shot here are a few products that will teach you how to grow your no soil fish poo 🙂 garden. Would love to hear your experiences about aquaponics and when I have some extra time and money will be setting up one myself, until then you can learn more about aquaponics from some experts –

“Wikiversity” has FREE information about aquaponics, check it out here. If you really want step by step guides the links above make it easier.

Beekeeping

I must admit this is a tempting practice and if my dog Kiki didn’t chase anything that flys (mostly bugs but she barks at airplanes too) I might consider keeping bees – though really I think rooftops are better for beekeeping than a balcony. Urban areas really do need beekeepers so, if you are interested in learning about beekeeping check out the following experts info –

And for those of you who, like me just want bees to visit my plants, you can check out this e-book for plants that attract bees by clicking here.

Composting

I’ve been composting on my balcony for a few years. Some times there is a pause since the bin can only support so much waste – check out this how to here –

Expert Guides to Growing Specific Foods

Grapes, Mushrooms


Hydroponics

This is great for small spaces –

Great gardening books (physical copies of books :-))

in sync with nature – companion planting, gardening by the moon and the like….

Apparel and gifts for your favorite urban or balcony gardener!