Gardening in Tight Places
If you have ever wanted a garden, but didn't think you had the space, you'll want to explore the tips in this section. Growing beautiful flowers and fresh vegetables isn't something that can only be enjoyed by people with large yards. If you live in an apartment in a large city, you can grow a garden.
Indoor gardens, container gardening, and windowsill gardening, are all ways to grow plants in your home and the amount of space required is entirely up to you. If you do have some space outside to plant a garden, but for whatever reason don't have a large area set aside, square foot gardening might be an option. The articles here will help you discover options for planting a garden, no matter where you live.
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Basics of Indoor Gardening
Indoor gardening can be the perfect hobby for just about any gardener, regardless of skill level. Being able to get the most out of your gardening though depends on your understanding of the basics.
Building a Square Foot Garden Box
Planting and maintaining a square foot garden is easy and rewarding. These gardens require a type of garden box that you can build yourself, saving some money. Here's how.
Caring for Potted Rose Plants
There are a variety of reasons that people choose to place their rose plants into pots or other kinds of containers. Whether this reasoning lies in trying to give your rose bushes a head start or you are simply adding a little bit of decoration to your home or office, caring for potted rose plants will be the same. Here is all the information you need to know in order to allow you to care for potted rose plants.
One of the most versatile and powerful tools in a gardeners tool kit is compost. While the traditional method for composting is done outdoors, there are a few situations where composting indoors is more practical of a choice. It's not that hard to do, as long as you know the basics.
Creating a Windowsill Garden
Windowsill gardening can be a great alternative if you have little space. Make sure to get a good windowsill planter and some "soilless" planting mix. Get the plant of your choice and put it in the planter. Be sure to give the plants as much sun as they can get, and water them regularly, but not too much.
Creating an Entry Garden
Do you want to create a small, appealing garden that everyone who comes to your home can appreciate? If so, then you may want to look into creating an entry garden. These gardens are usually not only easy to maintain, but can also add a little bit of value to your home.
Creative Container Gardening
Even if you do not have much room for a garden, buy some containers and go wild with your gardening. If you are creative about what you grow and where you put your plants, you can make a display that can rival even those who have plenty of yard space. Experiment and find out what you like—there is not wrong answer here. Just be sure to take care of your plants or they could die off and leave you with only containers.
Easy Container Herb Gardens
When you think of container gardening, do you think of small pots or plastic containers inside of your home? Or do you think of a box fashioned of wood plank sitting just outside of your back door? If either of those scenarios come to mind, you would be correct in thinking that those visions are what container gardening is all about.
Flowers for the Window Box
A window box is simply another way to become creative with container gardening. Choose flowers for your window boxes based upon the amount of sunlight they will receive, the window box size, and the colors you'd like to use to enhance the outside of your home.
Gardening in Pots
Gardening in limited spaces can be done easily by planting in pots. Make sure you have good containers that will not deteriorate over time, and have plenty of drainage. Get a good potting soil that will drain the water out, but still keep the roots moist. Make sure you water daily and give the plants the light that they need.
Gardening on a Balcony
Just because you live in an apartment or townhouse does not mean you cannot have a garden. Use containers to grow plants on your balcony. Make sure to get light weight containers for safety reasons. Study how much sun your balcony gets and buy plants that will grow in that amount of light. Make sure your plants get plenty of water and nutrients, and make sure you have fun with your garden.
Gardening on a Rooftop
If you are lucky enough to have access to the rooftop in your city apartment, you can create a rooftop garden. Rooftops have extreme conditions, so you must be prepared to work hard to keep the plants alive. Make sure to get plants that need tons of sun, can withstand the cold, and are not too bothered by wind. It is essential you give the plants plenty of water and fertilize regularly.
Indoor plants can be used to brighten the inside of your house just like the outside. Be sure that your plant gets everything that it needs. Buy plants that require low amounts of light. Give the plants as much light as you can. Water the right amount with room temperature water. Use clean pots for ever new plant, and use fertilizer when necessary.
Indoor Herbal Gardening
Getting the freshest herbs couldn't be any easier than reaching for the herbs right from your windowsill. With just a little planning and gardening you can have a fresh herb garden in your kitchen.
Make a Small Garden Look Larger
While we may all wish that we had a large and spacious garden, unfortunately we don't. For those who have to live with smaller gardens, there are a few ways that you can make a small garden look larger. All it takes is a little careful planning, and some imagination.
When you are looking to do a planter gardening, don't forget to grab the planter liners. Planter liners are a great tool for raised bed and indoor gardening that many people don't even think about. Here are a few things that you need to know in order to pick the best kind of planter liners for your indoor garden.
Planting a Spring Hanging Basket
Planting a spring hanging basket can be a wonderful alternative to planting a full garden. Not only will you get the fresh flowers of spring, but you will have less back ache with a hanging basket. Just follow these instructions to do it the right way.
Planting a Summer Hanging Basket
If you are looking to add a little bit of color to your summer, then you may want consider a hanging basket. Planting a summer hanging basket isn't all that difficult a task. At least it's not difficult if you follow these simple directions.
Planting Along a Sidewalk
Have you ever noticed how there is one area of the home that tends to get overlooked when it comes time to garden? That one area can usually be found along the sidewalk. Planting along a sidewalk is a great way to add a little extra beauty to any home, and is remarkably easy.
Preparing Hanging Flower Pots
Hanging flower pots are simply another version of container gardening all dressed up. Used mainly for aesthetics, hanging flower pots can add visual interest and texture to your back deck, front porch, and inside of your home.
Transferring Potted Plants
When a potted plant has more stems and leaves than soil in its pot, then it's time to transfer the plant to a larger pot. Always maintain at least four inches of empty space between the plant stems and the outside rim of a pot. It's time to transfer your potted plant when the space becomes less.
Vegetable Gardening in Containers
Want to grow a vegetable garden but just don't have enough space? Why not try growing vegetables in a container? It is easy to do and yields the same result as a traditional garden—tasty, fresh vegetables.
Vegetable Gardening without a Garden
There are times when having a traditional garden just won't work. This could be for various reasons such as living in an apartment where there is no patio, balcony, or if the growing season is too short. Then the only way to have a garden is to garden indoors.
What is Square Foot Gardening?
Have you ever wanted to plant a garden, but didn't have the time or space? Square foot gardening allows you to plant your favorite vegetables in a small area and requires very little space or work.
Window planters are a great way to embellish both the exterior and interior of your home. They help to bring more natural beauty and color to wherever they are placed and are an easy addition to any home.