Did someone dampen your enthusiasm for a garden because they told you it wasn’t possible since you are an apartment dweller? That’s just not true! Do you want to know the simple truth? It is extremely possible to have a lovely apartment garden, no matter how limited your space. You will, nonetheless, be more limited in your choices and what you can do with an indoors garden, as compared with a standard outdoors garden. However, with a little research, imagination, and work, you will find that it is not only possible, it’s a lot of fun. Read the tips below and you will be able to begin planning, and growing, a thriving garden in your small living quarters.
Look for an apartment with a patio or balcony, if you haven’t found one yet. As a matter of fact, another important consideration is to make sure the patio or balcony faces the sun. Yes there are plants that thrive in shady areas and in cooler temperatures, but you stand to have a much better chance of success if you can give them some direct sunlight every day. If this isn’t an option, don’t lose hope. If you take the time to learn about artificial sunlight, you will discover quickly that you have a lot of options. However, keep in mind that the best conditions for your plants are to be exposed to actual sunlight for part of each day at the very least.
You have to choose your containers wisely, also, and be sure they are roomy enough for your plant’s growth. Your instinct might be to choose small containers because your living area is not very spacious. However, this is not always the best decision. The correct choice is a pot or container that’s a little larger than the one the plant is in now. This way your plants will have a better chance of actually taking root and growing well. If you put a plant into a container that is too small, the plant will become root bound and eventually die.
You might appreciate the advantages of hanging plants. Hanging plants are a great way to garden when you have limited space available for your containers. Of course, you would use hanging planters for your smaller plants and put the larger ones in containers that give their roots plenty of room to grow. With smaller plants in small containers there are no limits. You can hang as many of these as you want and they will grow well. Hanging plants are also a great way to keep your pets and kids out of the containers, which means that they have a greater success rate than the plants you would grow in containers kept on the floor or small stands.
You are only limited by your imagination when it comes to having an apartment garden, no matter how limited your space is.
The secret is to find someone to help you, if necessary, and to use your imagination. You can do your own research online or offline, but it’s usually faster to talk to one of the experts at your local garden center or nursery. All of the information and help you’ll receive will have your garden flourishing before you can say “green thumb.”