To grow vegetables and fruits on a windy balcony or roof terrace choose low-lying crops. Choose a large container but keep the soil level fairly low so that the container provides some protection to the plant. Add a thick layer of mulch—compost, planting mix, or straw—to protect the soil against the drying effects of wind. Where possible, set your containers close to a wall and out of the wind or use woven bamboo or reed fencing screens or trellises to mute the wind.
Vegetables for a Windy Balcony or Roof:
- Bok choy
- Bush and Runner Beans
Herbs for a Windy Balcony or Roof:
Fruits for a Windy Balcony or Roof:
- Red currants