For some reason, people generally have the wrong idea about having a garden if someone lives in a small apartment. They don’t believe it’s possible. There is actually no factual basis to support this idea. Even if your space is extremely limited, there are options for people who want to grow and tend to their own plants and flowers. One solution, that makes gardening in small areas possible, is container gardening. Still, where does someone start in order to have a beautiful apartment garden? What steps should you be taking to have the best garden possible when your space is limited? That’s exactly what we will be discussing in this report.
Choosing Your Plant
If you already have containers, or know what kind you want to purchase, pick plants that are suitable for these containers. Some plants require big containers, but others can be grown in small containers like old teacups. This also helps you do some planning on the aesthetic appeal of your apartment 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.
If you check online, you will find lots of data on how to grow plants indoors along with a lot of useful ideas and information. While it is true that, with specific kinds of lights and other tools you can grow pretty much anything you want, it is still important to consider your climate. Several varieties of plants, such as the cactuses, prefer dry, hot climates and there are others who like a lot of cool air and humidity in order to grow well. The environment in your home is only controllable to a certain degree. Keep this in mind when you pick out the kinds of plants you want in your garden. Knowing which plants will grow well in your home environment will forestall any disappointment you may suffer if certain of your plants don’t survive.
A wonderful alternative, if you simply cannot find any extra space in your home for containers, is to see if there are any community gardens in your area that you can participate in. 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.
Of course, having an apartment garden may sound like a good idea but, realistically, if your plants start to encroach on your living quarters, you may realize that a community garden plot is actually a better solution. You have unlimited choices on how to create your perfect garden, even if you live in a small dwelling. It isn’t necessary to have a balcony or patio, either.
Many beautiful gardens are grown completely indoors. The secret? Study up on indoor gardens, plan your space and plants in advance, and exercise some patience. You will be successful, but it may not happen instantly. A successful garden grows and adapts with you – as you try different approaches. It just requires some time and patience. The next step? Get out there and get started!