If a well-meaning friend or family member told you to stop thinking about having a garden because you live in an apartment, don’t pay them any mind. They are mistaken. Do you want to know the simple truth? It’s not only possible, it’s not that hard to have an indoors garden if you are an apartment dweller. There are some limitations, of course, because an indoors garden is not the same as a garden outside. However, if you simply use your imagination you will be able to overcome any obstacles and have a productive and thriving garden. Here are some tips to help all apartment dwellers realize their dream of having a lush garden, even with limited space.
First, you must realistically evaluate how much room you have for a garden and what you want to do in that particular space. You could decide, for instance, to turn your dining room table into a garden area like a lot of people do. Can you stand to live without a dining room table though? Be as objective and as practical as you can here. When you do pick a suitable area, be sure it can handle what you want to do with your garden.
Grow lights are an investment that you should consider. Maybe you think that grow lights are only used for plants that have to be kept out of sight. Any plants grown in an environment that has limited sunshine can benefit from grow lights.
A grow light will enable you to grow plants in areas that would normally not have enough natural sunlight to keep your plants healthy. Before you go out and buy expensive new grow lights, see if you can locate some used one at your local flea market or second-hand shop.
Many gardeners who live in cramped spaces turn to community gardens so they can have the joy of planting their own plot. Some community gardens are time shares and others may charge a fee to participate. 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. This might not sound so bad now, of course, but when you find that you have to walk sideways to accommodate all of your containers, taking on a plot in a community garden will probably seem like a really great idea. There are plenty of options for people who love gardening but who also live in apartments. You won’t be able to convince everyone of this, of course, however true it might be. Just because you don’t have a yard doesn’t mean that you can’t ever grow plants of your own.
All you need to do is find some spaces for your containers and put your plants wherever you want them. You now have enough information to plan, and implement, your own container garden. Go online – or visit your local bookstore – to discover more information and ideas. If you combine our suggestions with the information from your local nursery person and your own research, you will have the basis for a beautiful garden.