Balcony Gardening for Apartment Living

Living in a rental apartment doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the joys of growing your own vegetables this summer. Several floorplans at The White Oak Apartment communities offer balconies or patios – perfect for container gardening.

Plants that grow exceptionally well include tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, and radishes. Any type of pot will do depending on your decorating style. Clay, ceramic, or plastic all work, but be sure that it has proper drainage at the bottom. There should be drain holes on the side of the containers about one half of an inch from the bottom. 

Synthetic soils can help your garden grow. Materials such as wood chips, peat moss, and sawdust are best suited for container plants. Add some gravel to the bottom of the pot before adding the soil to ensure proper drainage as you want to be sure not to run water on to the patio or balcony below, per lease agreements.

Consistent watering is key for a bountiful harvest. Plants should be watered every day, either from you or rain. Pick vegetables when they’re the ripest. They will be even more delicious because you grew them yourself! 

Our White Oak Apartments in Silver Spring offer several apartments with patios and balconies perfect for creating your own vegetable container gardens and relaxing while watching them grow. Keep in mind that digging in common lawn areas at the communities needs prior written landlord approval. The Vista at White Oak, Yorkshire Apartments, Montgomery White Oak, and Montgomery Paint Branch are ready for you and your green thumb!


The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Silver Spring, MD

St. Patricks Day Near White Oak, MD

St. Patricks Day - White Oak AptsAre you feeling the luck of the Irish these days? With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, on Friday, March 17, we want to help you prepare for this festive holiday with some activities, entertainment, bars, restaurants, and shopping that are all convenient to our four communities in Silver Spring, MD! Continue reading “Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Silver Spring, MD”

Keeping Your Health & Fitness New Year’s Resolutions

New Years Resolutions

Lose Weight New Years ResolutionA new year means making resolutions and like over 75% of the population, your resolution for 2017 probably has something to do with self-improvement, nutrition, fitness, or overall health. However, if you are like nearly 50% of the population, you will probably have little to no success in achieving your goals by the time this year comes to a close. Luckily, Montgomery White Oak Apartments is here to help! Continue reading “Keeping Your Health & Fitness New Year’s Resolutions”

Sweet Summertime in Silver Spring

Summer is right around the corner, as many people are preparing for various activities under the sun. Luckily, for White Oak Apartments residents, the Silver Spring area presents countless opportunities for them to have some much-needed fun in the sun after our weeks of seemingly never-ending dreary weather.

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