How to start an apartment garden – tips & tricks

There are probably as many types of apartment gardens as there are apartments. Some people grow herbs on the kitchen windowsill of their apartments while others enjoy growing orchids, African violets, or exotic houseplants. More ambitious gardeners petition their landlords and create rooftop gardens full of plants and quiet spaces high above the city skyline.

Create a lovely indoor flower garden in a cozy corner of your apartment. Choose a corner that receives bright, full sun, or purchase spotlights that can be fitted with plant growing lights. Make sure the lights are positioned to shine on your plants.

Many apartment dwellers dreaming of growing vegetables don’t realize vegetables can be grown in an apartment. Not every vegetable does well, of course, but you can grown lettuces indoors. If you have a balcony, so much the better; you can grow tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and even small fruits such as strawberries and melons.

Another option for apartment dwellers is to plant a kitchen windowsill herb garden. You can buy kits at the garden center which include a long, narrow tray that fits neatly on the windowsill, pots, soil and seeds.

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