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Mar

Smash the space issues and set up an apartment garden

Do you have limited outdoor space? Is there no extra place for those potted beauties? Space should not preclude anyone from experimenting with the stress-reducing pleasures of gardening.

From flowering plants to bonsai, fruits and veggies to shrubs, an apartment garden can be intimate, manageable and absolutely beautiful. With some tips and tricks, you can transform a mundane balcony or a dull corner into a stunning apartment garden. Let this blog provide you with some information on the same.

Scout your location

The first step to choosing plants for your space is figuring out where they’ll live. Plants need light, so start by assessing all available light sources. Do you have any outdoor space, such as a balcony, deck, patio, or roof access? Even a large window ledge or stoop counts! Most plants are at their best when living outdoors, especially fruiting and flowering plants that require pollination. A small outdoor area is also a great place to set up a compost pile, which will, in turn, feed your apartment’s garden. If you have the option, a terrace garden could be a fantastic idea too.

Keep a check on temperature and humidity

Most indoor spaces have dry air, so it’s essential to consider the humidity of your space. A tropical plant like an orchid might do well in a moist place like a bathroom, while a cactus or small tomato plant will thrive in the hottest part of the house. Misting with a spray bottle is a great way to produce humidity for those plants that need it. Mirrors are one of the easiest and prettiest ways to extend any light you already have. The best place for a mirror is usually the opposite of a window, but you can get creative with how you catch the light.

Choose the appropriate plants

Once you’ve created the ideal environment for plants to flourish in an apartment, it’s time to choose the perfect plants for your space. Succulents are beloved low-maintenance plants since they store water in their plump leaves, they don’t need to be watered very often. Cacti can also survive with less water, but they need plenty of sunlight and warmth. (Don’t leave them outside in the winter.) Tropical plants like monsteras, pothos, snake plants, anthuriums, and philodendrons are ideal for apartment gardening because they can tolerate shade conditions. Everyone should have a kitchen garden dedicated to herbs. Not only are herbs small and easy to grow, but they add a ton of flavor to food and allow you to be less wasteful. Imagine always having fresh lemongrass at your disposal to add to your morning tea.

Select the ideal containers

Whether you have an outdoor space or not, you’ll likely want to stick to potted plants. Containers are easy to move around if you change your decor, move, or need to bring a plant indoors for the winter. Window boxes are also a great way to maximize your outdoor space. Traditionally they hang outside a window, but you can also turn any railing—on a balcony or stair landing—into a garden by hanging window boxes off the side. Hanging baskets can be a great solution if you live in a small space since they occupy the overhead space that’s usually empty.

Invest in modern tools

Today’s gardening tools are too handy, efficient, and stylish to pass up for bargain-basement varieties. Choose your gardening tools based on your level of experience from beginner to expert. At a minimum, you’ll need some gloves, a garden fork or hand cultivator, a trowel, pruning shears, a utility bucket, and suitable planters that suit the space in your apartment. This way, your balcony garden, terrace garden, or kitchen garden will stay maintained. Moreover, a lot of people hire gardeners for their lawns, but if you are not comfortable inviting a stranger indoors, then definitely try taking online help and use the tools to upkeep your setup.

Start small

If you’ve just moved to a new apartment, your inclination might be to fill your space with as many varieties of plants as will fit in your home. But if you’re new to indoor plants, it’s best to stick to one plant at a time. It can take a while to find out what watering and light conditions work for individual plants, and those needs can get overwhelming when you have an apartment full of different plants with different requirements. Although some plants can live long lives indoors, it’s important to remember that an apartment isn’t the natural habitat of any plant. Don’t beat yourself up if a plant loses leaves or dies—just keep learning.

The tips given can be ideal for a spacious 2-3 BKH flat or a 4 BHK bungalow in Vadodara. Are looking for a home to share with your loved ones who share your passion for indoor gardening? Kamlesh Gandhi Projects can be the trusted name to offer the same.  At Kamlesh Gandhi Projects, we consider that you need to have a connection to nature even while being indoors, and hence create homes that facilitate the chance of greenery to find space in your apartment.  This is how we integrate and create homes where united together, a family can enjoy a healthy lifestyle. If you want to purchase a home that can be your happy place – contact us now or book a visit!

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