How to Grow an Amazing Garden in Your Apartment
It’s interesting to note how many people can’t imagine having a garden while living in an apartment. In an apartment environment, there’s always the possibility that you will have to share areas with others. This could put your plants in jeopardy. Many apartments have a balcony, but that’s not as common as it used to be. These are some of the reasons that so many people are resistant to apartment style living. Nonetheless, methods abound for growing and caring for your own plants, even when you live in an apartment. It’s our pleasure to show you some simple ways you can have – and enjoy – a garden in your apartment.
Your pets may present some hazards to your plants. You are going to have to be creative coming up with a way to protect your plants and containers from your pets or they may ruin all your hard work. Cats can be especially aggravating. They love to dig around in dirt, and your potted plant is no exception. Pets have a lot of energy when they play, and it’s easy for them to topple anything that’s not tied down – including your newly potted plants. Anything new in your environment – like your beautiful potted plants – will arouse the curiosity of your pets and they may think they have something new and entertaining to play with. You have to be watchful of their actions. Surrounding your plants with some type of structure or barricade that can keep your pets out may be a way to protect your garden.
True, this probably won’t be easy in limited space, but it might be the only solution to this particular problem. While it is true that, with specific kinds of lights and other tools you can grow pretty much anything you want, it is still important to consider your climate. There are plants that thrive in a warmer, non-humid environment while other plants love it when it’s moist and cool. It’s possible to control your home environment somewhat, but not to extremes. Keep this in mind when you pick out the kinds of plants you want in your garden. This will save you from headaches and heartaches later if something does not thrive as well as you had hoped it would.
Learn everything you can about square foot gardening. By using square foot gardening, you rely on compost to establish an organic garden. This is a good strategy for a couple of reasons. Even though you don’t have a lot of room, you’ll be more likely to have a successful organic garden. Another benefit is that, by composting your kitchen waste, you can use your own compost for your garden instead of buying it. Composting bins do not have to be extra large, particularly if the amount that you need for your garden is going to be relatively small. Furthermore, by composting, you will have less kitchen refuse to carry to the trash and you will be supporting our environment.
Many options exist for someone who wants to enjoy a garden, but who is stuck in a apartment or small living quarters with no yard. Many people will disagree with this statement, but it’s true nonetheless. Don’t use not having any outside area to lead you to the conclusion that you can’t have a garden. It’s just not true! 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. A little bit of research will help you turn up plenty more. If you read our tips, listen to what the experts in your nursery tell you, and do some independent research, you’ll be off to a flying start having your very own container garden.