Simple Tips for Apartment Gardening

Don’t pay attention to the “nay sayers” who tell you it isn’t possible to have a garden when you live in a small apartment and don’t have a yard. They don’t know what they’re talking about. Do you want to know the simple truth? The possibilities are endless for planting and nurturing a successful indoors garden, even in a small apartment. There are some limitations, of course, because an indoors garden is not the same as a garden outside. However, if you simply use your imagination you will be able to overcome any obstacles and have a productive and thriving garden. Our focus in this report is to get you on the road to having your own successful apartment garden.

Be aware that you may have issues with your pets. One of the biggest challenges that is faced by gardeners who live in apartments is having their pets get in the way of the efforts they are making. Pets (cats particularly) can easily jump into containers and dig up plants. Your pets can inadvertently knock over your plant containers while they are romping around your apartment. You’re going to have to keep a sharp lookout to make sure your pets don’t pick your new garden as their favorite playground. One suggestion is to buy those accordion gates that people use to protect their kids and use them to keep your pets away from your plants. This may be a challenge to accomplish, especially if your apartment is really small but, if you put your mind to it, you should be able to find a solution.

Buy some good quality grow lights for your plants. You probably believe that grow lights are only used by gardeners who have to hide their “plants” in the attic. In reality, if you don’t have a spot that has full sunlight access, your plants may need a grow light or two to thrive.

With a grow light or two, your plants will do well in areas that are naturally shady or limited in the amount of light they get. Grow lights turn up at flea markets, garage sales, and in second hand stores, so look there first. Sometimes they can be a bit pricey if you buy them new.

If you can dedicate a large enough area for your garden, you might want to install a mini-greenhouse. It’s possible to find them pre-assembled and they’re small enough to place somewhere out of the way, such as a corner in your front room. However, you can build your own if buying one isn’t feasible. Most of the supplies you will need can be found at places like the Salvation Army, Goodwill, or other second hand shops. You will be able to grow a bigger variety of plants in your apartment if you use a mini greenhouse.

A nice touch would be to put one on your balcony or patio if your apartment has one. The strategies you can use to create your apartment garden are unlimited. You don’t even need a balcony or patio. You can grow all of your plants inside your home like many other successful gardeners do. The trick is to do your homework, do your planning and practice some patience. A perfect apartment garden will not happen overnight. Over time, however, if you work at it, a thriving and beautiful garden can be yours. So quit moping and start doing your research!