Live in an apartment and wish to grow your own vegetable garden but lack enough space, land or money? The good news is you don’t need to have a big plot of land and expend heaps of cash to be able to grow your own vegetables in your condo. With a little imagination, it’s simpler and easier than you might think.
Here’s how you can best use your small space and make your apartment garden a success.
Containers, containers, and more containers
If you have very less outdoor space, be it a small patio, shared corridor or balcony, a container garden is ideal for you.
One of the best aspects about container gardening is the knack to cultivate almost any vegetable or fruit, provided the prevailing climatic conditions are suitable for the plants and the size of the container is appropriate.
Container gardens are very space-efficient as every inch of soil in your vessel will count and none of it will be wasted. Another great advantage of container gardening is your capacity to race the sun if needed, as pots can be shifted throughout the day. Don’t have time to shift pots during your busy day? No problem, plant only for the amount of sunlight exposure you have.
Herbs are plants that cheerfully develop in containers and pots Herbs are the priciest things to purchase and the simplest ones to grow. So, have a go at swapping some of your potted blossoms for basil.
A standout amongst the most fragrant, delightfully easiest plants to grow inside is a lemon tree. With proper watering and nourishment, it will grow into a wonderfully fragrant tree that is certain to produce delicious lemons. Mushrooms are an extremely healthy addition to any meal since they are high in fibre, low in calories and contain loads of healthy potassium. Producing them at home is not much complicated, and since they grow best in a shade, damp environment, they can be grown by just about anybody in any damp spot in your apartment.
A great advantage of growing tomatoes at home is that you needn’t have a green thumb to grow vine-ripened luscious tomatoes that are astounding in recipes and salads. With only a 6-inch container and nice sunny space, shelf tomatoes can be grown to produce ripe, red fruits in just a few weeks. The flexibility of a container garden is second to none, and you don’t have to do it in the old-styled vessels and pots either. Anything that can hold soil, be it pots and pans, old barrels, half-cut coke bottles, old containers, watering cans, buckets, cookie tins, and a range of other regular things can be effectively used to grow your plants.