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Covered balcony gardens during shemitah

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I have been asked to plant a balcony garden. I don't have time before shemitah. It is on the 9th floor of a tall building. Not penthouse floor. There are balconies below and above the balcony. Does this constitute planting to move plants in pots from the nursery and placing them on the tiled concrete balcony during the shemitah year?


Rabbi Moshe Bloom

If you (1) purchase the plants from a shemitah-observant nursery and (2) wrap them in plastic during the transfer, it is permissible to move them to the covered balcony during the shemitah year.