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Towards Balcony Sustainability Despite Restrictions on Permanence
Towards Balcony Sustainability Despite Restrictions on Permanence
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01/04/2012
Submitted:
07/04/2012
Last updated:
07/10/2015
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Toyonaka, Osaka, JP
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate





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Spring/Summer 2013

Project: Towards Balcony Sustainability Despite Restrictions on Permanence

Posted by James R. Diegel about 7 years ago

Balconyscaping in Osaka

This is the extent of my balcony greening project for the year... Although it worked out well I have decided upon a couple of changes for the fall which I am in the process of implementing at present... The primary need for this decision was to counter the a/c flow which basically took half the balcony relaxing space and growing space away for the majority of the year... This photo set shows the Spring gardens and summer gardens both at pretty much maximum potential... I have since focused more upon implementing fruit into the system and just planted the fall harvest primarily from seed... I am hopeful that the timely planting and pruning with the fall rains as well as the modifications I have made concerning light availability, plant placement, soil enhancement, and water availability will increase this years potential to 20~30% eventhough less space has been devoted to vegetables.  The next phase of the project will be to get the fruit and perennial systems producing to the same extent as the annuals... For photos and descriptions please see the attached Google link...

https://plus.google.com/photos/109142908980994394956/albums/5862890534767186241

James

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