Why some folks think it’s impossible for an apartment dweller to grow a garden is a mystery. Well, there is good news! You can grow a fabulous garden in even the smallest living quarters. Here is the bad news: there is no bad news. What do you need, exactly? A creative imagination, a little work, and educating yourself a little research, and you will be able to produce a great apartment garden. The tips in this article will tell you what you need to know to have a thriving apartment garden for your enjoyment.
Take an honest look at the space you have for a garden and make sure you will be able to use it successfully for the garden you envision. The default location many individuals choose for their apartment garden is their seldom-used dining room table. Do you really want to give up your dining room table? It’s necessary to really think this through before you decide. It’s really possible to have a nice garden in a small area, but don’t overestimate how many plants that area can handle.
It’s a good idea to purchase grow lights for your plants. Did you grow up thinking only hippies used grow lights? In reality, if you don’t have a spot that has full sunlight access, your plants may need a grow light or two to thrive.
If you have grow lights, there are more places you can put your plants because you can use areas that are shady or that have little sunshine. Grow lights turn up at flea markets, garage sales, and in second hand stores, so look there first. Sometimes they can be a bit pricey if you buy them new.
If you have the space inside of your apartment, why not set up your own indoor greenhouse? You can sometimes find these already assembled-they are small and can easily fit into the corner of a room. If the cost of a mini greenhouse is too much, it’s not that hard to build one with odds and ends you can find at such places as the Salvation Army or Goodwill. You’ll be able to grow a more diverse range of plants if you use a mini greenhouse.
A nice touch would be to put one on your balcony or patio if your apartment has one.
Many folks successfully grow an apartment garden and so can you. Your imagination and a little research are all you need to come up with many different options. Whole schools of thought and techniques have been developed around the premise that it is possible to garden in small spaces. These tips and a little bit of research can help you grow a lovely and thriving garden, so get to work!