Apartment Gardening 101

For some reason, people generally have the wrong idea about having a garden if someone lives in a small apartment. They don’t believe it’s possible. Luckily this couldn’t be farther from the truth. There are a lot of different solutions for apartment dwellers who wish to have a garden inside their home. If you check out container gardening, you’ll see just how possible this is. And so, what do you have to do to produce a beautiful, flourishing garden when you live in an apartment? What exactly can you start doing to have a better chance of creating a successful garden in small living quarters? That’s the kind of questions we will be answering in this article.

If you are still apartment hunting, try to find an apartment with a balcony. Even more important is to check and make sure the patio or balcony faces the sunlight. If you mainly plant shade-loving, cool temperature plants, they still will be more successful if they have some sunshine daily. Nonetheless, if you can’t find a sunny place to put your plants, there are workarounds. There are ways to simulate sunlight that you will learn about when you do your homework. In reality, though, even if you use artificial sunshine, it’s good for your plants to get some actual, direct sunlight each day.

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. Any plants grown in an environment that has limited sunshine can benefit from grow lights.

Using grow lights will enhance your plants, whether they are inside or in a spot that is too shady outside. If you look around at second hand stores and garage sales you will find used grow lights at bargain prices, so you can avoid paying full price, which can sometimes be a lot.

If you are looking objectively at your space and you just do not have any to spare for even the tiniest of containers, look into community gardens in your neighborhood. There are different options – such as time share, or paying a fee – that let you easily become a part of a community garden. This is a wonderful option because you have the pleasure of growing your own garden and you don’t have to find spaces in your apartment to do so. You might think – at first glance – that using your indoors spaces for a garden is the best option, but when your garden starts to take over your living quarters, you may wish you had opted for a community plot.

Just because you live in an apartment does not mean that you have to give up on the idea of having a garden of your very own. Even without a balcony to use, there are many options for having a garden despite cramped living quarters. 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.

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