"A 9 foot x 6 foot north-west facing foot balcony, 5 south facing window sills, 3 north facing window sills, and a small patch of concrete outside the front door. Is this enough growing space to keep a family in vegetables most of the year?"
No need to forego having a bit of nature at home when outdoor space is at a premium. These succulents are low maintenance & can thrive in both shade & sun. Try it on a condo/apartment balcony or intimate outdoor area.
Growing salads, fruits and herbs vertically not only allows urban dwellers to grow food in small spaces, but follows the permaculture principles of stacking, using renewable resources and making the most of the edge.
Vertical Garden DIY: Cover up an ugly fence with this unique take on the vertical garden. Just pick up some old frames at your local thrift store and fill ‘em with colorful succulents. (via Sky Parlour)