Sun and Water

A major challenge for gardening in a Bahl Patio home is sunlight. Your south-facing walls may get 14 hours of sunlight during the summer. Your north-facing walls may only get 6 hours. The narrow sideyard walls may only get a few hours of direct sunlight.

Use your south facing walls for plants and crops that crave sunlight: such as tomatoes and peppers.

Your interior courtyard has 2 and sometimes 3 walls with sliding glass doors. This is a lot of reflected sunlight. Also this courtyard often has 2 spouts draining the roof . It is crucial to have adequate drainage in the courtyard. If it rains more than an inch an hour your courtyard may flood in a few hours.

 

Key issues for containers are water, drainage, and nutrients.

 

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