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. Many apartments have a balcony, but that’s not as common as it used to be. People who love plants and enjoy gardening stay away from living in apartments because of this perceived limitation. Excuses aside, it’s not that difficult, when an apartment is your home, to find a way to tend to your own mini garden. Our focus in this report is to open your eyes to the possibilities of gardening in a small apartment or other limited space.
Pretty much the only form of gardening you can do when you live in an apartment is container gardening. 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. One thing you should remember to do if you garden in containers, is to label each one, so you will know what’s growing there. 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. If you want your plants to flourish, they have to have the care they need. If you label each plant it will be easier to keep track of what needs to be done on a regular basis.
Your inside garden will need more fertilizer than if you had planted it outside. Outdoors plants pick up a lot of nutrients from the air and birds flying overhead. Another idea, if you don’t really want to buy extra fertilizer, is to start a small composting system in your kitchen. This is a great idea because the base materials are simply the scraps left over from cooking and they don’t cost you anything. This cuts down on the trash you throw away and the money you spend on fertilizer and takes about the same amount of space as a bag of fertilizer.
Many gardeners who live in cramped spaces turn to community gardens so they can have the joy of planting their own plot. Many of these operate on a time share or monthly fee. Just consider the fact that you can easily have a wonderful outdoors garden – just like you dreamed about – without crowding out your living quarters with plants and all the stuff you need to take care of them. You might think – at first glance – that using your indoors spaces for a garden is the best option, but when your garden starts to take over your living quarters, you may wish you had opted for a community plot. Many options exist for someone who wants to enjoy a garden, but who is stuck in a apartment or small living quarters with no yard. You can do this. It’s not impossible, or even hard. Of course, a lot of people may try to convince you it isn’t realistic, but don’t listen to them. Just because you don’t have a yard doesn’t mean that you can’t ever grow plants of your own. With container gardening, you can start a garden pretty much anywhere and in any space you have available.
We’ve given you enough ideas and suggestions to get you started. Just a small investment of time on your part researching and learning more about container gardening will give you a lot more information. With our suggestions, your research, and the help of garden shop experts, you will have your own container garden flourishing before you know it!