For some reason, people generally have the wrong idea about having a garden if someone lives in a small apartment. They don’t believe it’s possible. There is actually no factual basis to support this idea. Even if your space is extremely limited, there are options for people who want to grow and tend to their own plants and flowers. The answer to this is called “container gardening.” So how do you go about growing a successful garden in an apartment setting? What exactly can you start doing to have a better chance of creating a successful garden in small living quarters? We’ll talk about exactly that in this article.
You will have to watch out for 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 the dirt, and your potted plant is no exception. Your pets can inadvertently knock over your plant containers while they are romping around your apartment. Your pets love to inspect and play with new features in your environment, because they are naturally curious. You will have to be on your toes to keep them away from your plants. If you have to, barricade your garden, so that your pets won’t have the chance to get into it and wreck it. True, this probably won’t be easy in limited space, but it might be the only solution to this particular problem. If you can’t separate the area, just do your best to keep it out of reach. If you’re sure your pet won’t mess with it, it should be fine anywhere.
Don’t go out and buy a bunch of costly, exotic containers for your plants. You are already likely paying quite a lot of money in rent and utilities and really one container is pretty much as good as the next. You can almost always find containers at discounted prices. You might try finding some at the local thrift store or second hand store. By shopping for your containers with an eye on your wallet, you will have more money to spend on better quality plants and seeds, as well as better potting soil and fertilizers. Maybe there would even be money for a good book on container gardening! You can probably use any container you have around your home and be just find.
You might appreciate the advantages of hanging plants. Hanging plants are a great way to garden when you have limited space available for your containers. Of course, you would use hanging planters for your smaller plants and put the larger ones in containers that give their roots plenty of room to grow. Fortunately, it’s easy to find a lot of plants that love growing in smaller containers that are easy to hang. And an additional benefit to hanging plants is that they are protected from your pets and children. This will help your plant grow better when their containers aren’t disturbed or the soil dug up. There are plenty of options for people who love gardening but who also live in apartments. Many people will disagree with this statement, but it’s true nonetheless.
You really don’t need to bypass growing your own plants simply because your space is limited and/or you don’t have a patch of your own land outdoors. When you garden in containers, you have the freedom to place your plants anyplace in your home that they look good and in unique containers that you’ve found. It will be easy to begin your own, unique container garden if you apply the tips and suggestions we’ve provided you in this article. It’s easy to find even more tips and advice if you do some research online or offline. Your studies, the advice in this article, and some helpful tips from your local garden center will have your container garden producing beautiful plants in no time flat!