Can apartment gardening be easy? Is it possible to grow a big, beautiful balcony garden right in your apartment? If you think about it, the answer to this question may be no.
Most apartments don’t have the space to put up large gardens. So if you do decide to try your hand at growing a balcony garden, you may have to settle for a small balcony garden. Here are some things to consider before you begin looking for plants and seeds.
Check your soil quality. You want to keep the soil moist but not soggy. You can do this by planting mulch. This will hold in the moisture.
Make sure that you choose the right plants for your balcony garden. Before you choose, make sure that you understand what you are getting into. There are a lot of plants that are not going to survive the climate. There are also plants that are invasive.
When you are trying to get started with apartment gardening, start out with a small, simple balcony garden. Your goal should be to get your plants established so that they can grow into larger plants. If you do not know what you are doing, start with a smaller space, so that you can learn the ropes.
Water your plants well. You do not want to over water your plants. Over watered plants will dry out and die. Avoid using a lot of fertilizer as well. Also avoid using pesticides.
Check your plants often. Make sure that the soil stays moist. There are also some plants that need more than just a little extra watering.
Be sure to aerate the soil when you aerate it. Check on the pH levels as well. Be sure that you do not over-fertilize your plants or you could end up with something that looks like weeds.
If you are on a budget, then you may not have many good food sources. You may have to find the grocery store for food.
Another important thing to remember is that the sun can play havoc with your plants. Plan for a minimum of six hours of sun each day.
Care for your plants. Keep them trimmed and watered. The last thing you want is to have a bunch of beautiful plants die because they did not get enough water.
It may be that you live in an apartment and are not outdoors on a regular basis, but you still need to plant your plants outside. It is important to do. Even if you do live in an apartment, you can enjoy apartment gardening year round.