Creative Ideas for Growing an Apartment Garden
Do you think that you can’t plant and grow your own garden simply because you live in an apartment? 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 news is that it is very doable to have a great garden even in a small apartment. This report will show you some tips on how you can accomplish this.
You have to be wary of your pets. One of the biggest challenges you may face when trying to set up an indoors garden is interference by your pets. Cats can be especially aggravating. They love to dig around in dirt, and your potted plant is no exception. Your pets can inadvertently knock over your plant containers while they are romping around your apartment. If you have pets, I’m sure you know how curious they can be when anything new is introduced into their home. Keep a close watch on your pets to make sure they don’t demolish your plants before you get to enjoy them. If you have to, barricade your garden, so that your pets won’t have the chance to get into it and wreck it. Obviously this might be easier said than done in a small apartment but if you are careful, you can do it. Also, it’s not mandatory to spend large sums of money on fancy, expensive pots and containers. Any type of container sill be sufficient. You have more important things to spend your hard earned money on. Use the money to buy some new clothes or spring for a night on the town. It’s possible to find an adequate variety of styles and sizes of containers on sale just about every week. Do you do garage sales? You can almost always find containers – and other gardening supplies – at garage sales for hardly any cost. Shopping for inexpensive containers will give you more cash flow to buy better quality plants, seeds, soil, and other items you need for your container gardening.
Many gardeners who live in cramped spaces turn to community gardens so they can have the joy of planting their own plot. Ask around and find out how community gardens work in your location. Some of the options are paying a monthly fee for your plot or participating in a time share. This is a wonderful option because you have the pleasure of growing your own garden and you don’t have to find spaces in your apartment to do so. 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.
So don’t get the mindset that there is nothing you can do about a garden if you live in an apartment. There are many choices and options that are very successful. Specialized techniques and methods have been scientifically developed that cater to the needs of those who want to have a garden, but don’t have a lot of space. These tips and a little bit of research can help you grow a lovely and thriving garden, so get to work!