Apartment living has its own set of fringe benefits – one need not mow a lawn, one need not weed her garden beds. Instead, one has the luxury to grow her own vegetables in an eco-friendly living. It can be anywhere – an indoor area, a balcony or a rooftop – where one can have a dream vegetable gardening idea suitable for an apartment.
There are so many ideas to make an apartment gardening a reality. Let us discuss some which one can think of and implement easily.
Vegetables in containers
Container planting is the easiest and best option for growing vegetables indoors. Containers come in different shapes, sizes and materials. One can do some small research on the required growing environment for plants of one’s choice. Plants like broccoli, cauliflower, bush tomatoes, climbing beans, root vegetables, lettuce and salad leaves are some of the most common vegetables which can be easily grown in containers. And the best part is if one needs to move out to another apartment, the planters can come along with you.
Vegetables in pots
If one needs an ethnic feel, terracotta or ceramic pots can be a great option to look at. They look great for vegetables like citrus and olives. There is a small drawback though – they can be a bit heavy at times. One can source smart pots made from porous, lightweight material as well. These smart pots have sufficient drainage and root growth. They can be washed and folded up when not in use.
Micro-herbs in tins
Micro-greens are the easiest and fastest-growing crops, offering a palette of fresh flavours. They always stimulate repeated plantings for an ongoing supply of fresh greens round the year. Old oil tin cans, cookie tins can be sourced for herbs and micro herbs. These plants are technically not vegetables, but they are just ideal for growing anywhere indoors in apartments.
A wheelbarrow patch
A unique way to create a mini, movable vegetable patch is to make a wheelbarrow veggie patch. It can easily be moved to any place in an apartment. The ‘no dig’ or layered method of preparing a garden bed usually works wonders for this style of gardening. The best part is It provides maximum nutrients with little effort to maintain.
Root veggies in glass
Another way to make an apartment look vibrant, colourful and living eco-friendly is by planting brightly coloured root veggies or herbs in a glass jar or container. One can start collecting jars of different shapes and sizes, vases, vintage jugs and start planting the right kind of vegetables most suitable – carrots, spring onions and raddish. These root system plants prefer to be kept in the dark with the leaves enjoying partial light. Tinted glass containers are ideal for these vegetables and herbs.
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