Apartment Gardens: Myth or Reality?

Are Apartment Gardens Possible?

apartment gardensAn apartment garden might seem like an elusive dream to an apartment renter.

Do you miss the taste of fresh vegetables from your grandmother’s garden or the sight of beautiful plants and flowers from your parent’s meticulously manicured lawn? Do you daydream of your very own garden, only to stop because you realize that you rent an apartment? To rent, by definition, means to be without gardening possibilities, right? There isn’t any way that you can have an apartment garden, is there?

Of course there is! Apartment gardens are very much possible and surprisingly easy to get started.

Starting Your Apartment Garden

To begin, you will need to determine a few things. First of all, you will need to find an apartment space that will accommodate your garden. Will it be inside your apartment or outside your apartment? This will determine the types of plants that you will grow. If it is going to be outside on your patio or balcony, you will need to watch and see what part of the balcony gets the most sunlight and which part gets the most shade. Sun-loving plants will go in the sunnier part of the balcony and shade-loving plants will go behind them. You might have to rearrange some furniture on your balcony to make it all work.

Apartment Gardens of the Container Variety

Container gardens are the easiest to start, grow and move around if necessary. You never know when you might decide to relocate and want to take your garden with you. To begin a container garden, you can go out and buy some terracotta pots (which are the quickest and easiest) or you can recycle old water jugs, coffee cans, and even some old bowls. Mixing these containers with some bough pots will make your garden a little more eclectic.

Apartment Gardens Can be Bountiful

There are several types of plants that you can grow in your apartment garden that will yield beautiful and rewarding fruit, vegetables and flowers. Some examples are squash, cucumbers, beans, strawberries, cherry tomatoes, herbs, onions, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, spinach, cabbage, and even pineapples.

Now that you know a little bit more about apartment gardens, search out your perfect spot and begin today!