Apartment Gardening – Some Ideas to Get Started

Are you under the impression that, if your home is an apartment, you can’t have a garden? Well, that’s a false assumption. The truth is plain and simple. It is more than possible to grow your own garden in an apartment style setting. Obviously, growing a garden indoors, with finite space, is not the same as a big outdoors garden. All you really need to do is use your creativity and imagination and all the options available to you will become apparent. Our focus in this report is to get you on the road to having your own successful apartment garden.

There really isn’t a lot of options available to an apartment dweller. The most logical choice 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. As you plant each container with a plant, put a label out the outside, so you will remember what the plant is. If you plant in containers, you still have to pay attention to the needs of each different plant just as you would in an outside garden. Part of taking care of your plants is giving each one the care and attention they demand. Labeling them properly will make that task easier. Don’t go out and buy a bunch of costly, exotic containers for your plants. You are already likely paying quite a lot of money in rent and utilities and really one container is pretty much as good as the next. Look for containers that are on sale. Check out places like Goodwill or Salvation Army. Even the Dollar Stores have nice containers. This also helps you save money that can be spent on other forms of garden care-high quality seeds and cuttings, potting soil, etc.

One good source of information and advice is the knowledgeable individuals who work in your local garden center or nursery. If you have any type of gardening questions, they can usually help you – or know someone who can. So you shouldn’t have any problem finding someone who knows all about container gardening and will tell you what you need to know to get off to a good start. These knowledgeable folks already know what plants thrive indoors and which ones may prefer your balcony or tiny patio, if you have one. These experts know which plants adapt best to restricted space and an indoors environment, thereby ensuring that your choices are plants that will flourish and give you a lot of enjoyment.

There is no limit to the things you can accomplish with a garden, even when you are an apartment dweller. Space limited gardening is a whole subset of gardening with many specialized methods and procedures you can use to have a thriving garden in your apartment. If you follow the suggestions we’ve outlined for you in this article, and do some independent research, you will have all the information you need to have a great apartment garden.