Apartment gardening is an interesting idea for those who are looking to earn extra income. It is just one more way to have a second income that can help them get by until they start to establish a regular job. Many of the benefits of apartment gardening have been covered in many articles. Let’s take a look at apartment gardening, and see if it is suitable for beginners?
Some people are looking for an extra income, because they are staying at home because of the economy. Although this is not a rule, but in many cases it is a possibility as most people need some extra money during these tough times.
For example, you can often buy vegetables, fruits, eggs, meat and poultry in the supermarket, but you will have to eat out at least once a week to make the money you need. Some people cannot even do this. So instead of paying cash, and having to get out of your car, driving to the supermarket to get the food you need, you can take your own produce and cook it at home instead.
Another advantage is that you will save on transportation costs, because there are many ways to transport fresh produce. You can use your car to drive to the store and then take the produce home in the evening. Many supermarkets are now providing delivery, but you have to pay an extra fee.
You can also go to a nursery and purchase plants that you know will grow indoors and that you can grow in pots. Again, you have to eat the plants that you grow. This is very beneficial because you can save money on electricity bills.
One problem that many people face is that they do not want to learn how to grow plants or flowers or vegetables from scratch. So this leaves them with the option of apartment gardening, which requires almost no starting capital, just a bit of time and effort. But is it really suitable for beginners? Before we start to explore the advantages of apartment gardening, let’s consider some of the disadvantages.
Firstly, apartments do not contain on garden. If you want to grow any sort of vegetables, be sure to plant them in a protected area of your apartment. Without permission, you can be arrested by the authorities.
Secondly, you will need to find out what types of plants are grown in your apartment. Most apartments will have a garden which is not very large and only contains a few vegetables or fruit trees. This means that you will have to find a safe area where you can plant your own vegetables.
Another important consideration is that you have to check if the plants are indeed suited to the conditions of your apartment. Your local authorities should have rules and regulations which cover the plants you can grow in your apartment. The rules and regulations will vary from area to area.
Vegetables are a great way to earn some extra income, especially if you are living in a big city. However, with apartments, you can take care of the vegetables yourself and just have them delivered for your consumption. You can also make more money if you grow your own vegetables and then sell them in your local supermarket.
The high rents in most cities are another disadvantage. You will have to pay a lot of money, and this can sometimes leave you with little money to pay for the transport costs associated with the vegetables.