Best facing home for a garden?


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So we will be moving out in a year to an apartment with a patio/balcony. I want to be on the third floor (or highest) for many reasons, but sun mostly! It gets very hot where we will move (just like where we are now in CA) but I would rather have a small container garden and pay more for AC than no plants at all.

What would you recommend for a balcony garden to face?
 
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Typically to the South in the northern hemisphere I believe. An Eastern bias will give you more morning light, a Westerly bias will give you more afternoon light. Tress, buildings, mountains...can affect. Typically morning light is a gentler light i.e., less heat associated with it. Think or see about what plants you interested in and how many hours sun they require.

I think the Northern orientation would result in far less sun and much more shadowing.
 
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