It’s interesting to note how many people can’t imagine having a garden while living in an apartment. With limited space and shared spaces with others, there’s always the chance that another person will sabotage your efforts. You might be lucky and have a balcony, but a lot of apartment complexes no longer feature balconies. Reasons like these cause a lot of people to hesitate living in an apartment. Nonetheless, methods abound for growing and caring for your own plants, even when you live in an apartment. The primary goal of this article is to show you how easy it is to garden in a smaller dwelling.
The bottom line is, if you live in an apartment, you will probably be limited to container gardening. The idea is quite straightforward. You purchase different types of containers and place them around your house planted with the plants of your choice. As you plant each container with a plant, put a label out the outside, so you will remember what the plant is. You will most likely have a variety of plants in your garden, and the same principles apply as in a regular garden. You have to know what kind of conditions each plant requires to thrive. You need to make sure that you are caring for your plants properly, and labeling each container is the best way to help you make sure that happens.
One thing that’s important to know is that you must fertilize indoor plants more frequently than plants that grow outside in a natural environment. The reason is because outside you have all sorts of organic stuff blowing around in the air, not to mention the natural fertilizer deposited by birds. Another idea, if you don’t really want to buy extra fertilizer, is to start a small composting system in your kitchen. Actually, composting is always a good idea. You can make a great product simply using your kitchen scraps, with the exception of meat and bones and a few other products. There will be less kitchen scraps to dispose of, you won’t have to buy fertilizer, and a kitchen compost system doesn’t take up much space.
Another option, if you have a big enough area, is to set up a mini greenhouse inside. Most of the time you can find mini greenhouses pre-assembled. They come in convenient sizes that will fit nicely into the corner of a room. If you lack the funds for this, however, you can build your own using parts and materials that you find through second hand sales opportunities such as Goodwill, yard sales, etc. Using a greenhouse will enable you to grow a larger variety of plants indoors.
Do you have a balcony? If so, you could build a nice greenhouse to place there. You have unlimited choices on how to create your perfect garden, even if you live in a small dwelling. You can find beautiful gardens in the homes of people who don’t have a balcony or patio to use. Patience and a little research are two secrets to having a successful indoors garden – as well as a viable plan. Don’t expect instant success. A perfect garden is a dream come true if you don’t give up. It may take a little time to create exactly what you want but, with patience and work, it will happen. So quit moping and start doing your research!