Climbing plants are good in every garden and on every balcony. If you go up in height with greenery, you quickly create variety.

Because of their colorful flowers and rapid growth, annual climbers are attractive for the balcony and terrace. Especially in recently landscaped gardens and on dull balconies, vertical greenery can easily and directly create atmosphere.

Sowing and caring for annual climbers
Annual climbers can be sown or bought. Sowing annual climbers is easy and can be done well until early June. Keep the soil moist and if the plant starts to grow, fertilizing once every 2 weeks is recommended. With annual climbers, also think about supporting the plants. Tie them up with string or wire. Or guide the plant along a rack.

Suzanne with the beautiful eyes
Annual climbers with flowers
Annual climbers with flowers are, for example, Suzanne with the beautiful eyes and East Indian Cherry. Less well known is the Canary Cherry: just as easy a plant, but with slightly different leaf shape and brilliant crested yellow flowers. Other annual climbing plants with flowers include Geurerwt (lathyrus) and Bellweed (Cobaea).

Edible annual climbers
It’s also fun to plant or seed edible annual climbers. Hops (Humulus) grow quickly and produce flowers that you can make tea from. The flowers of Indian cress are delicious in a salad.

Passionflower has beautiful flowers and delicious fruit. Ask the garden center for fruit-bearing varieties (such as Passifloris edulis) and for a self-fertilizing plant, or buy several plants that fertilize each other. With mild winters, you may find this plant growing again the following year.

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