We always hear stories about how great it is to grow and cook your own food, but it seems challenging in an apartment space. It’s true, growing food is rewarding. Also, gardening can be good for your mental health. Don’t be discouraged if you live in a small space or have a small balcony, there are simple ways to container garden in your apartment that won’t take up too much space or cause too much of a fuss. If you want to start a garden in your Harmony apartments, check out some of the tips below.
Find Your Light
The sun is an amazing thing. It keeps our world turning and keeps plants growing. There are great plants that can grow in darkness, but none of them produce food. To actually taste the fruits of your labors, you need to find a place with sun. Is there a window in your kitchen, living room or bedroom that gets about 4-6 hours of light per day? If so, position your garden in or around that window. You may need to rotate your spot throughout the year. As much as we want the sun to stay, it changes with the seasons. So, remember to rotate your plants.
Pick your Containers
When it comes to picking a container, keep it simple. Plants thrive in containers with a draining hole and a dish. That’s all you need! Also, keep the materials simple. Terra cotta pots and planters are pretty, but they aren’t the most compact. You could do well with even a plastic container as long as it fits the plant and fits your space. Just make sure you don’t forget the drainage dish.
Select your Plants
When it comes to container gardening, we can’t recommend herbs enough. They’re a great place to start and they can aid in almost every dish you make. Some of the best herbs to grow indoors are basil, bay leaves, chives, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, and thyme.
Are you ready to garden in your apartment? Drop a comment and let us know!