Most likely, if you are an apartment dweller, you figure that it isn’t feasible to try to have your own garden. Thinking this way has caused a lot of people to leave their apartments and relocate into a dwelling that has space outdoors for a garden. Many people hide their disappointment by investing in houseplants for their apartment.
Don’t despair! You can have a garden in your apartment, no matter how small it is. We’ll teach you some tips that will help you in this article!
The bottom line is, if you live in an apartment, you will probably be limited to 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. Maintenance of container plants is the same as with any type of garden. You have to give each type of plant the attention necessary to keep it healthy. 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.
It’s a good idea to purchase grow lights for your plants. You probably believe that grow lights are only used by gardeners who have to hide their “plants” in the attic. 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.
A grow light will enable you to grow plants in areas that would normally not have enough natural sunlight to keep your plants healthy. 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.
Tap into the knowledge and expertise of the nice people employed by your nearby garden center. If you have any type of gardening questions, they can usually help you – or know someone who can. If you explain that you don’t have a lot of space and must grow your plants in containers, they will be able to help you. These knowledgeable folks already know what plants thrive indoors and which ones may prefer your balcony or tiny patio, if you have one. These experts know which plants adapt best to restricted space and an indoors environment, thereby ensuring that your choices are plants that will flourish and give you a lot of enjoyment.
There are all sorts of ways to grow your own garden-even when you live in a teeny tiny apartment.
The secret to success is to not be shy about asking for advice, and to let your creative imagination run free. Find sources online, or books at your bookstore, and learn what you can about container garden in a small space. And don’t forget those knowledgeable folks down at your local nursery. They love to help people. You’ll receive so much information, you’ll soon be the expert, and your apartment garden will be a testament to your hard work.