what can I plant here? help?

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  1. Korwynne

    Korwynne Mama of Miracles

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    I'm in an apartment and mising my yard!

    my balcony has indirect light all day long.. and plenty of water when it rains. (or I water, of course)

    aside from lettuce.. what can I plant in containers on my balcony in this kind of light?
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    artemis33 Amity's Focus Member

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    strawberries can handle that
    herbs like chives, parsley, cilantro
    other greens like spinach, kale, chard, arugula
    radishes
    green onions


    OH and you could even get a special blueberry bush that is compact and does well in pots. They can take some shade too.
    gooseberry and currant could work too

    If you PM me your new addy I'll finally send you that gardening book I've had for you forever! :)
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    greentomatoes New Member

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    I like artemis33's ideas. Those definitely are some plants to consider!
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    Where would I find currant seeds. I used to LOVE black and red currents as a child living in england. I'd like to give them a try here!!
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    artemis33 Amity's Focus Member

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    RE: currants.....I'm not sure about growing them from seed, but I know you can purchase small bushes. Raintree is a great resource for any fruits, though it looks like they are mostly sold out right now. You might call around to local nurseries for fruiting currants (I have NW native ornamental red flowering currants but they are different).

    Raintree Nursery


    This nursery has a few varieties, but I haven't ordered from them before.
    Burnt Ridge Nursery and Orchards Fruiting Bushes Currant


    I'd like to grow some, too! We have plenty of space, but it is taking way too long to create more beds for all of my edible plant endeavors! lol Trying to be patient :)
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    Thank you so much, I will definately call around to the local nursaries here!!!

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