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. Many apartments have a balcony, but that’s not as common as it used to be. Reasons like these cause a lot of people to hesitate to live in an apartment. The truth is, however, that there are plenty of ways to grow and tend your own plants-even in a small apartment setting. In this article, we are going to teach you how to garden in an apartment, or in a very limited living space.
Be aware that you may have issues with your pets. One of the biggest challenges that are faced by gardeners who live in apartments is having their pets get in the way of the efforts they are making. Pets love containers that have dirt and plants for them to play with. Cats, especially, like to dig in the soil of your plants. Pets are also playful and can easily knock over one, or several, of your plants. Your pets love to inspect and play with new features in your environment because they are naturally curious. You will have to be on your toes to keep them away from your plants. Surrounding your plants with some type of structure or barricade that can keep your pets out may be a way to protect your garden. This may be a challenge to accomplish, especially if your apartment is really small but, if you put your mind to it, you should be able to find a solution.
Buy some good quality grow lights for your plants. You probably have preconceived notions about what people use grow lights for. In reality, if you don’t have a spot that has full sunlight access, your plants may need a grow light or two to thrive.
These lights help you grow your plants indoors and on balconies that are shady all day long. Do a little digging and see if you might be able to find a few at garage sales or second-hand stores-this will help you save quite a lot of money in the long term as brand new grow lights can sometimes be expensive.
If you can dedicate a large enough area for your garden, you might want to install a mini-greenhouse. These are compact and can easily be tucked into a corner. Also, you can usually find them already assembled and ready to use. Do you like the idea of a mini greenhouse, but don’t have enough money to buy one? Never fear – you can find plans online for building one and most of the materials can be found at Goodwill, Salvation Army, second-hand shops, and garage sales. You will be able to grow a bigger variety of plants in your apartment if you use a mini greenhouse.
If your apartment has a balcony or little patio, you can build a mini greenhouse that would fit the space exactly.
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. There are all sorts of ways to plant and grow things when you live in an apartment or condo-style setting-even if you do not have balcony space to devote to such things. Do your research, fire up your creativity, talk to the local experts, and that’s about all you need to have a fantastic garden right in your own apartment.