So many people mistakenly believe that, if you are an apartment dweller, it’s not possible to have a garden. 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. A lot of individuals choose to avoid apartment living because of these concerns. The truth is, however, that there are plenty of ways to grow and tend your own plants-even in a small apartment setting. Our focus in this report is to open your eyes to the possibilities of gardening in a small apartment or other limited space.
If the kinds of plants you grow aren’t your main concern, pick plants that go with the containers you already have. Some plants require big containers, but others can be grown in small containers like old teacups. When you know what kind of containers you prefer, you can design a garden that is very pleasing to your eyes. 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.
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. When plants grow outside, they get a lot of natural fertilizer from the atmosphere and the local bird population. Another idea, if you don’t really want to buy extra fertilizer, is to start a small composting system in your kitchen. In fact, composting is the better option here because you can build your own from your own biodegradable waste (not meat). So, you don’t have to spend money on extra fertilizer and you have less garbage to haul to the garbage can, and the room needed is not any larger than an extra bag of fertilizer.
Square foot gardening is something you should look into. This is a style of organic gardening and relies on composting for success. There are some pretty advantageous reasons why using this strategy is a good idea. The opportunity to have an organic garden in a small space is greater. Another benefit is that, by composting your kitchen waste, you can use your own compost for your garden instead of buying it. You can use the smallest compost system you can find because you won’t need to produce very much compost. You are also helping the environment by composting your kitchen waste instead of filling up the local landfill.
You’ve dreamed of having your own garden, so don’t give up that dream solely for the reason that your living quarters are small and you don’t have a yard. Maybe you don’t have a patio or balcony that you can use for your garden, but that shouldn’t stop you from finding a way to have the apartment garden you envision. With a little bit of research, some creativity and time you can come up with plenty of affordable and practical ways to grow a garden of your very own-all within the walls of your apartment!