Things to Consider Before Selecting Your Balcony Troughs:
Before you go ahead and buy your balcony troughs, here are some things you need to consider:
What Kind of Plants Do You Want to Grow in Them?
Before you start looking for the right trough for your balcony, you need to think of what kind of plants you wish to grow in them. Certain plants require a deeper container where as others flourish in shallower containers. Certain plants require extra space to spread themselves, where as others are okay in smaller containers. Based on the plants you would like to cultivate on your balcony garden, you will know the size of trough you will require for your space.
Do You Have Time to Water Your Plants Regularly?
Any plant you grow will require watering at regular intervals. So you need to ensure that they are well watered regularly. If you don’t have the time to water them regularly, you may want to consider buying self watering balcony troughs. These will ensure that your plants get watered when required without you having to worry about it.
Would You Need to Hang Them or Place Them on a Wall?
Next question you need to decide on is if you’re looking for hanging balcony troughs or the ones to place around your balcony walls. You may need to buy additional balcony brackets for troughs to suspend them from your railings.
Plastic or Ceramic?
The most popular balcony troughs are usually the plastic ones as they are lightweight. Many companies offer high-quality plastic products with different matte, stone and shiny finishes. These look stylish and classy. But you could also go for ceramic ones if you are looking to place them on your balcony wall. The ceramic troughs are heavier and better suited for windy spaces. So make sure you analyse your space and do your research before selecting the right one for your needs.
You will find that balcony troughs can be found in various price ranges. The lower ones being basic, usually made of regular or lower quality of plastic where as the high end ones are made of ceramic or high-quality plastic with various additional features.
Now that you know what to look for when selecting the right balcony troughs for your space, here are some of our favourite troughs to inspire you: