So many people mistakenly believe that, if you are an apartment dweller, it’s not possible to have a garden. There is not a lot of space, and some areas are common with other people. You can’t always know that your plants will be safe. Some apartments complexes have balconies, but maybe yours won’t. Reasons like these cause a lot of people to hesitate living in an apartment. Nonetheless, methods abound for growing and caring for your own plants, even when you live in an apartment. In this article we are going to teach you how to garden in an apartment, or in a very limited living space.
If you already have containers, or know what kind you want to purchase, pick plants that are suitable for these containers. Some plants require big containers, but others can be grown in small containers like old teacups. This also helps you do some planning on the aesthetic appeal of your apartment garden. You’re not stuck with just using big containers and pots, so why not pick the sizes you like?
To learn how to successfully do container gardening, you just have to do a little research and you will find all the information you need.
Grow lights are an investment that you should consider. Maybe you think that grow lights are only used for plants that have to be kept out of sight. If you really think about it, any gardener who has an area that doesn’t get enough natural sunshine should be using grow lights.
These lights help you grow your plants indoors and on balconies that are shady all day long. Brand new grow lights can sometimes be expensive but, if you search the thrift shops and garage sales or flea markets, you will probably find used ones that will work well for your garden.
The garden center in your town will usually have experienced people who can give you advice on container plants. They work with plants all day and have a lot of knowledge they can share with you. Simply explain your situation – that you have limited space indoors only, but you want to have as nice a garden as you can. These knowledgeable folks already know what plants thrive indoors and which ones may prefer your balcony or tiny patio, if you have one. The kind folks at your garden center can tell you the best way to enjoy gardening even though you are limited on space. Your creativity isn’t limited!
Many folks successfully grow an apartment garden and so can you. Your imagination and a little research are all you need to come up with many different options. There are lots of different gardening methods and schools of thought that were developed around the very idea of not having a whole lot of space for planting and tending to what you plant. These tips and a little bit of research can help you grow a lovely and thriving garden, so get to work!