GARDENING HACKS FOR LIMITED SPACES
While the typical gardener is still the 55-year-old woman, more and more millennials are trying their hand at growing flowers, plants, and even food. The last decade or so has seen a rise in gardening interest, forcing city growers to get creative when it comes to utilizing their limited spaces for gardening.
Below, we explore several tips, tricks, and hacks to help those of you with limited space to plant, grow, and sow to your heart’s content.
Whether you live in the heart of a big city or on a sprawling farm in the middle of nowhere, container gardening is an easy way to grow the things you love. There are many different kinds of containers to choose from, and depending on the amount of space you have, mixing and matching these containers can really make for a beautiful display.
If your apartment has a balcony, it’s the perfect place for a container garden. Try choosing plant boxes and pots that hang on the balcony railing or ones that fit nicely in a corner. Self-watering containers are also a good idea, especially if you’re the busy type who forgets to water their plants.
When you have limited space, you value every inch of it. The last thing you want to do is clutter it up with multiple plant stands and flowerpots. If you’re the gardening type, however, you can have your cake and eat it, too, by growing your garden vertically.
Look for a multi-shelf utility cart that can hold several small plants at a time. Once the plants grow and fill in, it will look like a small jungle right in your living room. Additionally, you can also hang a plant or two from the ceiling above the cart to complete the vertical effect.
Most people would eat salads and vegetables everyday if they grew them themselves. For urban dwellers, this isn’t an easy feat as these types of foods require some serious real estate. The good news is, however, that you can grow your own veggies – even in limited spaces – using one of the handy seed kits available in most green houses. Just look for tomato growing kits and seed sheets for growing herbs and leafy greens to create your own mini vegetable garden right in your own kitchen window.
WATERING YOUR GARDEN
Since most of the gardening that takes place in limited spaces occurs indoors, watering becomes the most important task. For some people, however, remembering to water their plants is challenging. For those of you that fall into this category, opting for an underground watering system is the best idea. These waterers are placed in the soil and release moisture over time as the plant needs it. When the waterer is empty, simply refill it again for several more days of worry-free plant care.
If you enjoy gardening but space is limited, try one or all the tips listed above. With a little planning and creativity, you can create a stunning garden full of the plants and vegetables you love without sacrificing valuable space.