If you live in an apartment, you probably believe there is no way that you will ever be able to grow a garden of your own. This can be such a depressing thought that there are apartment dwellers who simply move into a house with a yard. For others it is merely a small disappointment and they try to make do with a few houseplants.
Don’t despair! You can have a garden in your apartment, no matter how small it is. Keep reading and follow our tips and you, too, will be the proud owner of a flourishing apartment garden.
Do you already have containers you would like to use, or specific ones you intend to buy? If you aren’t too choosy about which plants you want, buy some that go well with the containers on hand. Pay attention to the size of the plants as each one will have a specific size requirement for its container – from 1/2 wine barrels to antique tea cups. Choosing the containers you prefer lets you plan the ambiance you want to create with your indoors garden. Don’t just buy big containers and big plants. You can pick beautiful, delicate containers and grow smaller plants, such as African Violets in exquisite porcelain cups.
It won’t take much searching to find all the data and facts you need to learn how to do container gardening. The containers you use for your indoor gardening do not have to be fancy or expensive. The type, or cost, of the containers you buy aren’t what’s important, and you already have enough day to day expenses to deal with. Just about any container will work. 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. With the money you save on containers, you can invest in organic or old-fashioned seeds that haven’t been “engineered” or maybe that special flower plant you’ve always loved.
Creating a Mini Greenhouse
Here’s an idea for you to think about – if there’s a spot in your house that’s big enough, why not install a mini greenhouse? A lot of the time you will find mini greenhouses that are already pre-assembled. They are small enough to fit into an unused corner with no problem. If you prefer, you can find plans for a mini greenhouse online and build your own with parts that can be picked up cheaply at second hand stores, garage sales, or Goodwill. You will be able to grow a bigger variety of plants in your apartment if you use a mini greenhouse.
A balcony, if you have one, is a great place to put a little greenhouse. The strategies you can use to create your apartment garden are unlimited. Many folks have beautiful gardens in their homes without the benefit of a balcony or patio. The trick is to do your homework, do your planning and practice some patience. You will be successful, but it may not happen instantly. Over time, however, if you work at it, a thriving and beautiful garden can be yours. So, what are you waiting for? Get busy!