Tips for Growing Your Own Apartment Garden

There are many people who, for whatever reason, find it impossible to conceive that someone can have a garden if they live where there is no yard – such as a condo or apartment. Well, there is good news! You can grow a fabulous garden in even the smallest living quarters. Here is the bad news: there is no bad news. All you need is some creative thought, research, and some work and you will have the garden of your choice no matter where you live. Our focus in this report is to show you a few of the things you can do to have a lush, flourishing apartment garden.

Space You Need

Take an honest look at the space you have for a garden and make sure you will be able to use it successfully for the garden you envision. The default location many individuals choose for their apartment garden is their seldom-used dining room table. Can you stand to live without a dining room table though? Be as objective and as practical as you can here. You can still grow a thriving garden in a tiny amount of space but you need to be realistic about what that space can actually handle.


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. The reason is that outside you have all sorts of organic stuff blowing around in the air, not to mention the natural fertilizer deposited by birds. 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. The ingredients for compost are free – your organic kitchen scraps. This makes composting a win-win situation. A small kitchen composting system won’t take up much space and it will reduce the amount of garbage you have to dispose of as well as save you money on fertilizer.

Container Gardening

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. Some community gardens are timeshares and others may charge a fee to participate. Just consider the fact that you can easily have a wonderful outdoor garden – just like you dreamed about – without crowding out your living quarters with plants and all the stuff you need to take care of them. Of course, having an apartment garden may sound like a good idea but, realistically, if your plants start to encroach on your living quarters, you may realize that a community garden plot is actually a better solution.

Regardless of your space limitations, and any obstacles you might face, you still have numerous choices and solutions you can use to have your garden. Many folks have beautiful gardens in their homes without the benefit of a balcony or patio. The best tip is to study your options, plan out what you want, and exercise patience while your garden grows. You won’t plant a perfect garden with your first try. Just keep adjusting and your garden will be a success. It may take a little time to create exactly what you want but, with patience and work, it will happen. So quit moping and start doing your research!

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