There are a many people who, for whatever reason, find it impossible to conceive that someone can have a garden if they live where there is no yard – such as a condo or apartment. Don’t fret! The good news is that you can have an apartment garden that you will enjoy. So, what’s the bad news, you may wonder. Sorry to tell you, but there isn’t any. Creativity, hard work, research, and the tips below will be sufficient to start you off on the right foot. In this article we are going to take a look at some of the things that you can do to make sure that the garden you grow in your apartment thrives.
There really isn’t a lot of options available to an apartment dweller. The most logical choice is container gardening. So, what is container gardening? It’s pretty self-explanatory. You simply plant your garden in stand-alone containers, such as small boxes, tubs, 1/2 wine barrels, and the like. You can label each container, or put a stake in the dirt with a little tag, so it’s easy to keep track of what kind of plant is in each container. Just like with any garden, different plants have different needs. If you want your plants to flourish, they have to have the care they need. If you label each plant it will be easier to keep track of what needs to be done on a regular basis. Also, it’s not mandatory to spend large sums of money on fancy, expensive pots and containers. You are already likely paying quite a lot of money in rent and utilities and really one container is pretty much as good as the next. If you keep your eyes open, you can find a lot of different types of containers on sale. When you are shopping around for inexpensive containers at the thrift shops and at garage sales, don’t overlook items that could be converted into interesting containers, such as fancy bowls or hammered brass ice buckets. Save your money for important things like special plants, or buy organic seeds and high-quality potting soil.
Have you thought about the merits of using hanging plants? Have you considered using hanging plants for your garden? This method gives you a lot of choices if your space is limited. Obviously this will not be a good idea for larger plants that require bigger containers for their root systems. Fortunately, it’s easy to find a lot of plants that love growing in smaller containers that are easy to hang. Hanging plants are a better choice if you have kids or pets that may want to poke around in the soil of the containers. Plants are more successful if they are undisturbed.
You don’t have to give up your desire to have a garden – no matter where you live – because you can have a thriving garden of your own. If you don’t have a balcony, no problem. You can find a multitude of methods to have a nice garden in your own apartment. No matter what your space restrictions, if you tap into your creativity, do some reading online about indoor gardens, and are willing to practice and spend the time needed, you will find a lot of different practical and easy-to-afford methods to create your indoor garden.