If you live in an apartment or small home you may feel limited when it comes to gardening. Whether you want to plant for beauty or for function outdoor balcony planters can allow you to be as creative as you like, even in small spaces.

Even people with large yards will use containers to plant items that they want more control over, or for convenience and ease. Containers for plants are easy to fill. Simply find some sticks or logs to line the bottom, then use cheap fill dirt and composite to fill in around that. The top layers should be quality compost or purchased potting soil. Seed options are endless you can have a full-sized kitchen garden with herbs and tomatoes over the summer or a balcony full of flowers and vines to enjoy year-round.

Try your hand at container gardening on your balcony any time of the year for green rewards in just a few months.