Nothing beats freshly harvested vegetables from your own garden on a warm Summer night. But if you live in a city, condo, or otherwise small space gardening can seem like a distant fantasy. Luckily we’ve compiled all of our best tips and tricks to help you grow the garden of your dreams, even in a cramped apartment.
If you’re lucky enough to have a home with outdoor space take full advantage with creative potting solutions.
Flowers such as petunias and impatiens thrive in hanging pots. Hang them from hooks and be sure to rotate them every few days so the sun can reach all sides.
Love fresh veggies? Invest in some large flower pots, plastic or ceramic. Pick up an open shelving unit from the next garage sale or flea market you come across to maximize the vertical space near your home since horizontal space is hard to come by in city housing.
Pro Tip: start your veggie plants inside in the Winter by filling an empty cardboard egg carton with soil and planting your seeds. Be sure they have enough sun and water through the winter and your sprouts should be ready for the big pots come Springtime.
Living in a small apartment with no outdoor space? Find your sunniest window and set up a table or open shelving unit to house your plants. Many herbs, such as basil, parsley, and mint can be grown inside year-round.
Looking to fill empty wall space? Start a vertical garden! Use a shelving unit and flower pots to create functional decor that looks great and keeps your plants growing!
Keep it Green: recycle milk jugs by cutting off the tops and turning them into planters! You can even hang them by the handle to grow spider plants and ivy!
Have a basement unit or short on sunlight? Invest in a couple of UV plant lights. Depending on the type of plant, they may only need the light on for a few hours each day in order to grow strong and healthy.