Whoever told you that it is impossible to grow your own garden when you live in an apartment was wrong. The truth is plain and simple. It is more than possible to grow your own garden in an apartment style setting. Obviously, growing a garden indoors, with finite space, is not the same as a big outdoors garden. All you really need to do is use your creativity and imagination and all the options available to you will become apparent. Here are some tips to help all apartment dwellers realize their dream of having a lush urban garden, even with limited space.
If you aren’t picky about which plants you grow, choose your plants based on the size of the containers that you have on hand, or that you plan on buying. There are many plants – such as African Violets – that can be grown in small containers and others, like a Split Leaf Philodendron, that require larger pots. By deciding on the containers and pots first, you can control the unique effect your garden will present. You’re not stuck with just using big containers and pots, so why not pick the sizes you like?
Do some research and you will learn all you need to know about which plants to use and how to pot them. Also, it’s not mandatory to spend large sums of money on fancy, expensive pots and containers. You are already likely paying quite a lot of money in rent and utilities and really one container is pretty much as good as the next. You can almost always find containers at discounted prices. Do you do garage sales? You can almost always find containers – and other gardening supplies – at garage sales for hardly any cost. Shopping for inexpensive containers will give you more cash flow to buy better quality plants, seeds, soil, and other items you need for your container gardening.
Consider the benefits of hanging plants. Hanging plants are a great way to garden when you have limited space available for your containers. The weight of larger plants, and the size of their containers that will let their roots spread out, make them poor choices for hanging plants. There are, however, plenty of plants that can grow and thrive in the smaller containers that you can hang from your ceiling. 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.
Don’t subscribe to the false notion that you cannot enjoy your own garden because your living quarters are small. 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 vertical 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.