Start with Research
Before you start actually setting up your soup patch on your balcony garden, you will need to do some research and get things ready beforehand. First, you need to select the soup you would like to grow; it could be minestrone, tomato or any other soup that you fancy. We recommend starting with a basic soup with minimal ingredients if you are a beginner.
Once you’ve decided on the soup, look up a recipe and make a list of all the ingredients you would require. Make sure to add the herbs as well as the vegetables required so you have a complete list of all you will need to grow in your patch.
Now that you have your list of ingredients do a bit of research on how to grow each of them. Make a list on all that you would need to grow each ingredient, starting from the seeds, soil, size of the container and fertilisers required. We also recommend taking note of the kind of sunlight, drainage and watering requirements for each of these, so you are fully prepared to start cultivating your soup patch.
Now that you’re done with all your research, and you’ve made your notes and lists, we can move to the next stage of setting up.