Simple Tips for Growing a Garden in Your Apartment

Most likely, if you are an apartment dweller, you figure that it isn’t feasible to try to have your own garden. Many folks become so depressed over not having a garden that they move out of their apartment into a home with a yard. Other folks simply limit themselves to purchasing a couple of houseplants to hide their disappointment.

Look on the bright side! You can have a garden if you live in an apartment – and it is not that hard to do. Keep reading and follow our tips and you, too, will be the proud owner of a flourishing apartment garden.

Container gardening is practically the only kind of gardening that will work when you don’t have a yard or a lot of room. 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. If you choose this style of gardening make sure that you label your containers so that you can remember what it is that you are trying to grow. 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. An easy way to track what kind of upkeep your individual plants need is to label them properly.

Don’t skimp on the size of your containers. Your new plants will need room to grow. Don’t fall into the trap of only buying small containers because your space is limited. This will backfire on you eventually. The correct choice is a pot or container that’s a little larger than the one the plant is in now. You’ll be giving your plants a head start on rooting, and then flourishing. When the container is too small, the root systems don’t usually stay healthy and the plant has a smaller chance of surviving.

Many gardeners who live in cramped spaces turn to community gardens so they can have the joy of planting their own plot. There are different options – such as time share, or paying a fee – that let you easily become a part of a community garden. You can grow a whole outdoor garden in your plot and not have to worry about your home being over run with plants and gardening supplies. Creating a container garden in your home might appeal to you at the outset. However, you have to face the fact that it could become inconvenient and crowded, and that a plot in a community garden is really the best option. There are so many different ways that you can grow a garden when you live in an apartment. It isn’t necessary to have a balcony or patio, either. Many beautiful gardens are grown completely indoors. The best tip is to study your options, plan out what you want, and exercise patience while your garden grows. You won’t plant a perfect garden with your first try. Just keep adjusting and your garden will be a success. Over time, however, if you work at it, a thriving and beautiful garden can be yours. Quit brooding about not having a garden! Go online or visit your library and learn what you need to know.