5. Maintain a regular watering schedule
When growing in pots on a balcony, it’s really important to make sure that your plants are well-watered. The soil in pots dries out fairly quickly, especially in the warmer weather.
If you find water pooling onto of the mix or running through the pot, then the potting mix may be repelling water (hydrophobic). Applying a soil wetter such as Seasol Super Soil Wetter & Conditioner will help to overcome this, getting the water to the plant’s root system.
If you’re just starting out on your gardening journey, a large watering can with a shower attachment will work. It just means that you need to be vigilant and water your plants on a daily basis in summer.
Watering in the cool of the day either early morning or late evening is a good idea as the plant will take it up and there is less chance of evaporation.
Once you become more experienced, you can set up an automatic watering system using a water reservoir, some drip lines and the gravity feed principle.