It’s interesting to note how many people can’t imagine having a garden while living in an apartment. There is not a lot of space, and some areas are common with other people. You can’t always know that your plants will be safe. It’s possible that you may have a balcony off of your apartment, but the opposite is also true. These are some of the reasons that so many people are resistant to apartment style living. Excuses aside, it’s not that difficult, when an apartment is your home, to find a way to tend to your own mini garden. This report will show you different methods to have a garden, even if you don’t have a large home or apartment.
Look for an apartment with a patio or balcony, if you haven’t found one yet. Even more important is to check and make sure the patio or balcony faces the sunlight. Perhaps you intend to grow mainly plants that do well in shady, cool areas; however, your plants will grow better if they can be in direct sunshine a little while each day. However, don’t give up if this isn’t possible. There are ways to simulate sunlight that you will learn about when you do your homework. Still, the best solution – at least for a part of each day – is to expose your plants to full, direct sunlight.
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. It’s easy enough to just buy an extra bag of fertilizer; however, an even better option is to start composting under your kitchen sink. This is a great idea because the base materials are simply the scraps left over from cooking and they don’t cost you anything. You save two ways – you have less garbage to get rid of and you don’t have to buy fertilizer. These systems also don’t take up much room.
A wonderful alternative, if you simply cannot find any extra space in your home for containers, is to see if there are any community gardens in your area that you can participate in. There are different options – such as time share, or paying a fee – that let you easily become a part of a community garden. 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. You might think – at first glance – that using your indoors spaces for a garden is the best option, but when your garden starts to take over your living quarters, you may wish you had opted for a community plot. There are so many different ways that you can grow a garden when you live in an apartment. 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. A successful garden grows and adapts with you – as you try different approaches. It just requires some time and patience. The next step? Get out there and get started!