Balcony Bounty | Indoor Plants And Balcony Gardens | Gardening Australia

Balcony Bounty | Indoor Plants And Balcony Gardens | Gardening Australia

Costa meets a gardener with a suite of solutions to growing a productive balcony garden.

Wendy Siu-Chew Lee has turned her fourth-floor balcony into a bountiful vegetable garden and is out to prove “there’s nothing I can’t grow up here”.

After 5 years Wendy now has it all figured out and goes for the plants that give “the best bang for your buck” including leafy greens, broccoli and broad beans, that are some of the most productive in the sunny, north facing site.

Wendy’s homemade compost bin is an easy-to-move, 100L wheelie bin with holes drilled in the sides for aeration, that gets filled with leaf litter. Kitchen scraps go into the worm farms along with a sprinkle of lime to reduce smell, and shredded paper, cardboard and dried leaves to add carbon. “There’s a balance of about four to one – four being the carbon, one being the greens that come out of the kitchen.”

Maximising space is also key to productivity, so she grows climbing vegetables and fruit such as peas and grapes. The grapes also provide shelter in the heat of summer and privacy from the neighbours.
Wendy’s garden shows you that good things take time. When you look after a garden your garden will look after you – inside and out, year after year!

Featured Plants
Cos Lettuce (Lactuca sativa cv.)
Bok Choy (Brassica rapa cv.)
Broad Bean (Vicia faba cv.)
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea cv.)
Blueberry (Vaccinium cv.)
Snow Pea (Pisum sativum cv.)
Grape (Vitis cv.)

Filmed on Dharug Country

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42 Comments

  1. Derghi Arrinde on October 10, 2021 at 8:34 am

    We don’t allow homeless people onto our balcony nor answer their nosey questions about our garden. We call police on them. This one seems quite harmless and even a bit useful though.

  2. Rachel Makeup Tyler on October 10, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Awesome job Wendy!!!

  3. Enjoy your bagwani _Dhairya on October 10, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Such a amazing idea ..Love the video

  4. Natalie McLeod on October 10, 2021 at 8:36 am

    Wow!! 😍 awesome vid, love this garden!

  5. Fred Sebio on October 10, 2021 at 8:38 am

    I didnt know fish head can be a great fertilizer for plants

  6. Milka - Americus on October 10, 2021 at 8:39 am

    I love this. I grow on my terrace and balcony. We grow alot of food. My husband doesn’t mind the gardening, but he can’t wait until we get out community garden. Then he can sit on the balcony longer.

  7. J T on October 10, 2021 at 8:41 am

    This garden is magical no matter what level it is….awesome 👌

  8. celticat61 on October 10, 2021 at 8:41 am

    What a Beautiful woman, inside and out. I loved this post and learned a heap!

  9. Jerry Inawasa on October 10, 2021 at 8:45 am

    She has really inspired me. My little balcony needs a makeover

  10. chong Seit Mooi on October 10, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Vry creative fr using moveable trolleys

  11. Jo on October 10, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Great video! I would loved to have seen more of how the worm bins were set up. Never would have thought of a rolling compost bin. Good idea, I’m going to start one too.

  12. Wanie B on October 10, 2021 at 8:47 am

    What a wonderful garden space!!! That is really an excellent use of space considering all that is going on in the space. Great job, thank you for the post and visiting a great little garden.

  13. Amer Alanati on October 10, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Wonderful 👏

  14. Mysterious on October 10, 2021 at 8:50 am

    🤗😍😍

  15. dimyoll yoll on October 10, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Amazing!
    Much support from Greece 😊🇬🇷

  16. Gloria Imperial on October 10, 2021 at 8:54 am

    Just discovered this channel and I love seeing how ‘clean’ her balcony is because she’s raised so many things off the floor. Definitely given me some inspiration for my own balcony!

  17. omfug on October 10, 2021 at 8:54 am

    I have watched this segment several times, I garden in a very small space myself, it is a great clip!

  18. Lee Sume on October 10, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Please my question is that the attick balcocy can hold the weight of the garden??? Suggest plz????

  19. AA Home Gardening on October 10, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Beautiful garden with healthy looking vegetables

  20. Patangy on October 10, 2021 at 8:59 am

    I was so excited when I saw this video. Have been growing food on my balcony for 2 years and Wendy’s given me some great ideas for expansion!

  21. Anne Thomson on October 10, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Wonderful

  22. New Mind Garden on October 10, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Absolutely beautiful sharing…
    I learn a lot from you and keep myself busy in the garden all the times..🌿🌼

  23. Arah Panah on October 10, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Amaz. . .

  24. Kavita Babla on October 10, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Amazing!!!👌👌

  25. Silvie Rohani on October 10, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Saya sangat sangat suka 👍👍👍
    Good Job

  26. tsaikoboy on October 10, 2021 at 9:13 am

    beautiful garden, really enjoyed the tour

  27. Jason J. Ayala P. on October 10, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Trigger warning: fish heads

    Great garden.

  28. A Yogi on October 10, 2021 at 9:13 am

    So inspirational.

  29. Ron Dalby on October 10, 2021 at 9:18 am

    How lucky to probably not having to worry about possums, rats and other wildlife.

  30. urbanrat84 on October 10, 2021 at 9:18 am

    This is along the lines of what I’m trying to achieve. I’ve been struggling so much with the erratic weather and a few waves of white cabbage butterfly but slowly getting there. Great episode!

  31. Never Mind on October 10, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Where in Australia can u buy big plastic tubs safe to grow food in?

  32. #Abhishek plants station on October 10, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Cool nice video

  33. Margaretha Melatunan on October 10, 2021 at 9:20 am

    The bamboo and small pipe are so great idea…🙏🙏🙏

  34. zipperrrrr on October 10, 2021 at 9:22 am

    that garden is a credit to that lady,well done

  35. P. Howell on October 10, 2021 at 9:24 am

    I love how humble she was in admitting her mistakes and explaining how she came to perfect her garden.

  36. shweta on October 10, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Loved this! Wendy has provided me with inspiration to continue container gardening on our balcony. I’m happy to see her as a guest on here.

  37. Arif Yılmaz on October 10, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Thanks for the beautiful video. but what is the wooden box seen in 04:33? Not bees most probably, but what are they really? And why she uses them?

  38. Urban Window Farmer on October 10, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Love watching gardening videos. Keep up the good work! 🌿🌵🥒🌾🌱🍃

  39. Mumbai Balcony Gardener | Vlogs and More on October 10, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Wonderful balcony garden Wendy , love it ❤️👍👌. I want your garden , everything is so convenient , containers at a height , full sun , easy access from your living space . It’s perfect 🍃👌👌

  40. Евгений Третьяков on October 10, 2021 at 9:28 am

    That’s just incredible. Astonishing garden.

  41. T T on October 10, 2021 at 9:29 am

    This gives me some fantastic ideas for my small patio space. I already have tubs but I never considered using vertical space. Love it!

  42. Mysterious on October 10, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Beautiful

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