Cuisine

Balcony Veggies
© GMH / FGJ
Submitted by
greenduck

Mint for a refreshing tea or aperitif, cocktail tomatoes as salad toppers, or a handful of strawberries to nosh on: bedding and balcony plants and summer flowering perennials can be perfectly combined with tasty edible plants. Among the advantages of a combination planting are the nutrient density of the harvest, since fruits and vegetables can be picked at peak ripeness and brought fresh to the table.

Lavendula
© GPP / Downderry
Submitted by
greenduck

We love true lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) most of all because of its intoxicating scent. If you've got lavender in your garden or on your balcony, you can enjoy more than just its beauty and scent. The plant is also great as a culinary herb. Try it for yourself!

Tomaten
© Lubera
Submitted by
greenduck

Fruits and vegetables raised in your own small plot are always more fun to eat, and many people enter hobby gardening this way to counter the hectic daily work-and-school schedule. It’s just so pleasing to watch your own tomatoes grow on the balcony: it’s a daily experience of personal success, from seed or seedling right up to harvest. Your own harvest tastes incomparably better when so fresh and fully sun-ripened.

Mediterrane Kräuter
© GMH/PRE
Submitted by
greenduck

Sight, smell, taste: Mediterranean herbs can be enjoyed with all of the senses. These evergreen semi-shrubs are more than just a decorative adjunct or a flavorful pinch for meal prep. With their essential oils, resinous rosemary, lemony thyme, fragrant basil, and bitter sage have healthful effects and a strong aroma. In addition, their flowers draw in butterflies and bees. 


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