So you are planning to turn your apartment into a garden paradise? Do you have the space to grow everything from herbs to tomatoes, or maybe you just want to experiment with a different crop? Let’s talk about apartment gardening.
First of all, we will need to figure out how to grow things in an apartment. There are some basics that go into apartment gardening. If you are planning on growing a big amount of something like tomatoes, you will need to space them properly. This is going to involve proper spacing between each plant, which can be a little tricky at first if you are just starting out.
First thing is first: space your pots out. Make sure that each plant has its own pot, otherwise it will spread out and crowd each other. Next, you will need to put down some fertilizer to encourage roots to grow. You can either use a compost-based fertilizer or buy some at the grocery store.
The soil should be sandy with good drainage. It should also be slightly acidic, so your plants can absorb the nutrients they need. Add some organic fertilizer to the soil after you water. Don’t let the fertilizer sit for too long, or you will dilute the nutrients.
When the plants are done, you should make sure that you cut back any larger branches so they don’t overgrow. This means that you may need to make a little cut in the center to allow for a slant to grow off of. Doing this will make your plants look bigger than they really are.
When all of your plants are grown, you can put them in a hanging basket to keep them out of the sun. This will help prevent wilting, which can occur from the intense heat of the sun. Make sure that the basket is weather proof, but not too strong.
Now make sure that you water them when the soil is dry. Take care not to over water either. If you have outdoor sprinklers, make sure to turn them off before watering begins. However, if you don’t have outdoor sprinklers, there is a fairly simple trick to watering that will save you a lot of time.
You can buy a small container with a hole cut out of it and put water in that. When the water starts to run, it will flood the area that you planted, and keep the water out of the rest of the space. This way you can be sure that the soil is thoroughly watered.
When it comes to watering your plants, make sure that you are using a hose instead of sprinklers. Water from sprinklers is highly corrosive and can eat through your drip irrigation system if you use it improperly. Also, sprinklers can cause ground moisture to rise to dangerous levels, so make sure that you water your plants well to avoid this. If you are having to wait for the rain to come, be sure to water them regularly.
One other thing that is extremely important for you to remember when apartment gardening is to take the time to fertilize your plants. Fertilizer is like food for your plants, and if you neglect this aspect, your plants are going to starve. This may sound like common sense, but you would be surprised at how many people forget this step.
You will want to try fertilizing two or three times a year, but if you don’t get the proper time, it will be too late. Every two weeks is usually good enough for most vegetables, but if you are thinking of doing some things like giving your plants extra nutrients to combat diseases, you might need to give them two times a week. Just be sure that you have plenty of fertilizer on hand.
If you have ever tried to grow anything in your apartment before, you know that things can become hectic. I hope that you can find some ways to keep things running smoothly. If you need more information on apartment gardening, check out the links below.