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Growing a Garden in a Small Space - My Top Tips

While all plant lovers would love a wide-open space to grow every vegetable they can think of, this isn't always the case. As population density continues to grow, we are seeing an increase in people adopting apartment lifestyles, meaning they need to sacrifice their lush garden for proximity to work and major cities. 

But, despite what many believe, this doesn't mean that you have to give up on gardening altogether. If you're looking for a way to grow some produce, even in the smallest of spaces, here are some of the best tips and tricks you can implement: 

Choose plants based on the sun exposure your apartment receives

While we would all love to move in and instantly run to the nearest nursery, spending some time analysing the level of light that your new home receives is a fantastic way to determine the types of plants that would be best suited to you. Just remember, even if you have a balcony, it doesn't mean that it will receive sunlight. This is especially true if you are surrounded by other tall buildings. 

From there, you can research plants that will thrive in your environment, including ones that require no light at all, all the way through to ones that can't get enough of the sun's rays. 

 

Water them plenty 

As you won't have any planting space in your apartment, the plants you choose will rely heavily on the quality of life preserved within their pot. Consider the pot they are in when determining how often they need to be watered. Metal and plastic generally get quite hot in the sun, meaning plants can dry out of not watered daily. Alternatively, ceramic is perfect for keeping plants cool and can usually withstand longer periods without water. 

Is there too much wind? 

Blocks of apartments and towers are known for the wind tunnels they can create. If your home or balcony gets too much wind, this can damage plants by breaking their branches, weakening their limbs and damaging their produce. But, it doesn't mean you can't grow a garden! 

Using twine or other materials to keep plants sturdy is an impeccable way to protect them against this element and have them grow to their best potential. 

 

At Recipe For Serenity, I have all the gardening tools you need to grow a beloved garden, no matter where you are living. If you're looking for tips and trips on how to make the most out of your space, you can always contact me for more information.