Are you someone that likes to grow your own vegetables? With the price of food going up these days, having your own vegetable garden is a hobby that ends up saving money. It is really fun to watch your vegetables grow knowing that you will get to eat them and save a trip to the store.

For many folks though, living in apartments or other places that don't have a yard means that growing vegetables has to be done out of pots. Anyone who has a deck or patio area that faces the sun can do this and may have all they need to start their own mini vegetable garden.

Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable people grow out of pots on their balconies, patios, and decks. If you have good sunlight, tomatoes can be grown. With a limited amount of space, it is important to use every inch wisely when you decide what plants and vegetables you want to include.

Take a look at the video below which has a handful of great tips for anyone with a patio vegetable garden:


Patios that are made out of any kind of stone (including concrete) can suffer from the growth of moss. The colder months of the year are when most of the moss grows and people always hear that moist conditions and a lack of sunshine are mainly responsible.

While it is true that moss grows best in the shady areas of your yard or garden that never completely dry out, that is not the only reason you might be having trouble. You see, moss grows best in areas that have a high acidity and you need to lower that in order to make it harder for moss to grow. To do that, you need lime which is limestone that is pulverized and it can be spread with an ordinary fertilizer spreader.

Big bags of lime can be purchased at many of the national home improvement stores but you may have to look a while to find them. The more expensive moss killers will be displayed in the front of the store this time of year and you will have to go deep in the stores to find the lime. The good news is that the bags of lime will be much less expensive than any of the moss killers.

If you spread lime all over your garden, yard, and patio you will be creating an environment that is much harder for moss to grow in. Do that once or twice a year every year and the moss on your patio should stay under control.