Container, balcony and rooftop gardening
Gayla Trail's guide to container gardening provides many ideas and tips on getting started.
Toronto Balconies Bloom has an introductory guide to balcony growing.
Sheridan Nurseries has a few tips on containers and balconies.
A more detailed look at container materials in Urban Farm Online.
Balcony garden DIY from EcoMan
Plants to grow in your containers:
- Vegetables & herbs from Cottage Gardeners
- Native plants
- Combination ideas: Young Urban Farmers
- Herbs: 5 herbs for container gardening and 6 herb mixes for containers
- Vegetables: 10 container-friendly varieties
- Trees: tips for growing dwarf trees
The Bowery Project and Johanne Daoust's flickr site have lots of inspirational photos of what can be done with containers.
In addition to a number of inspiring rooftop garden projects, Alternatives Montreal has a comprehensive rooftop gardening guide with instructions for building your own containers.
Standard plastic containers and ceramic planters are easy to find at garden centres, hardware stores and dollar stores. You can also experiment with just about anything you might find from old sinks to footwear.
Specialized systems are available from:
Backyard Urban Farm Company (BUFCO) - raised beds
Urban Farm Organics - hanging systems
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