Are you under the misconception that living in an apartment prohibits you from having your own garden? Thinking this way has caused a lot of people to leave their apartments and relocate into a dwelling that has space outdoors for a garden. Other folks simply limit themselves to purchasing a couple of houseplants to hide their disappointment.
Well, the good word is that you don’t have to move or “settle” for a houseplant or two. Even living in an apartment, it is very possible to have a garden. Keep reading and follow our tips and you, too, will be the proud owner of a flourishing apartment garden.
The bottom line is, if you live in an apartment, you will probably be limited to container gardening. The idea is quite straightforward. You purchase different types of containers and place them around your house planted with the plants of your choice. 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. Just like with any garden, different plants have different needs. 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.
Fertilizing Indoor Plants
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. Gardens outside are exposed to a lot of organic material and bird droppings that all help fertilize the plants. One solution is to buy fertilizer for your home garden or, like a lot of gardeners do, start a small compost system under your sink. The ingredients for compost are free – your organic kitchen scraps. This makes composting a win-win situation. 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.
Do some research on square foot gardening. This is an organic method of gardening that relies on compost for it’s successful results. This is a good strategy for a couple of reasons. The first advantage is that you stand a better chance of successfully growing an organic garden in a limited area. It helps you save money because you can start your own composting bin and then use the compost you come up with yourself. Since you’ll only need small amounts of compost, you can hook up with a compost system that is compact. This also cuts down on the amount of things you throw away which helps reduce your carbon footprint. You have unlimited choices on how to create your perfect garden, even if you live in a small dwelling. You can find beautiful gardens in the homes of people who don’t have a balcony or patio to use. Patience and a little research are two secrets to having a successful indoors garden – as well as a viable plan. Don’t expect instant success. A perfect garden is a dream come true if you don’t give up. However, given enough time and work, your garden will flourish and bring you much enjoyment. The next step? Get out there and get started!