Gardening becomes difficult when you do not actually have a garden. When you are in an apartment, these things change completely. If you are facing the north, for example, your apartment might get very little actual sunlight, which the plants desperately need, as well as humans.
Here are the things you need to know to successfully grow a garden in an apartment.
The Choice of Plants – Be Realistic According to Your Conditions
Given what was said earlier, you should not choose a plant which is not suited to your conditions, whether climate or just a simple thing such as a lack of sunlight or too much sunlight. When you choose a plant, you have to know whether it is a flowering plant and whether it tends to grow a lot and how it handles a container as opposed to a garden.
Depending on how much sunlight and heat you have, you may have to humidify your plants at times. Some plants are notorious for their need of sunlight, while others need just a hint. Take a look at how much sunlight you have and at which location in your apartment. If you have the time, you can move the plants around, taking care of them, as you would take care of a pet or child.
Which Plants are the Right Ones for an Apartment
Apartments need plants which grow well indoors. There are a couple of typical choices for an apartment plant. Herbs are a great choice for many people. They can be harvested, so they don’t grow as large as they would in a garden. Whether you plant sage, basil, mint, parsley, lavender, thyme, you should not go wrong. Do not be afraid of harvesting your herbs, that is what they are for, after all.
Spinach and lettuce are great choices among salad plants. They can grow almost anywhere in almost any conditions. Lemons are also a great indoor choice. Many people plant lemons inside and harvest their fruits as often as they can. It is great to have your own source of Vitamin C. Speaking of which, Chili Peppers are also a fan of indoor conditions. If you want to spice things up and get some capsaicin in your system, they are a great choice.
Taking Care of Your Plants – Watering Feeding and Disease Control
Plants need taking care of, as do any living creatures, to an extent. If you are starting a garden, it is only logical that you will be taking care of your plants. You should know a couple of things before you start your garden.
Watering your plants regularly is a must. But, not all plants take the same amount of water. Too much and you will drown your plant. Too little and it is still not good.
Disease control is important because pests and diseases find their way to indoor plants. Check your plants regularly, which shouldn’t be too hard given that you are watering them almost daily. The sick ones should be quarantined, in other words, separated from the rest of the plants, at least for a while.
Harvest the fruits and herbs when necessary. Harvesting is a normal process of plant reproduction, especially for fruiting plants. For us humans, that means a yummy treat.
Feed your plant when necessary. Different plants require a different fertilizer. Have that in mind when feeding your plants.