How to Set Up Your Garden in Your Home or Apartment

Sometimes we do not have the luxury of enough outdoor room to grow a garden or maybe we would just like to bring the outdoor into our home, regardless, growing gardens indoor is different than outdoors but still very much possible. Here are some creative ways to invite Mother Nature into your home or apartment.
Terrariums are making a big comeback! The great thing about terrariums is that you can DIY with any glass container. Terrariums can be made from glass jars, mason jars, glass bowls, and even light bulbs.
To build a terrarium, a few things are needed. The first is the glass container in which you would like to plant your mini garden. Next, you need to plant the plants and it is usually necessary to plant the larger plant in the middle.Use soil that does not keep too much moisture in but does not dry out quickly either Once you have placed your plants, water the plants and cover the soil with pebbles or moss. Now you just need to seal the container, make sure to keep the terrarium out of direct sunlight, and to uncover if too much condensation occurs. Enjoy your new terrarium!
Plant the traditional way by planting herbs,flowers, and other various plants in pots. You can easily buy pots at a local supermarket or nursery. If you would like to be more financially conservative,then consider buying a simple terracotta pot and decorate it, or a plastic pot.Cheaper pots can be visually appealing as long as you keep them neat and add a little creativity. The bigger the pot, the more drainage holes it needs,therefore make sure to either pick a pot that has enough holes to suit its size or drill your own extra holes. Smaller pots only need one drainage hole.
Recycled Containers
Another way you could plant indoors is by going"Green" and by recycling containers. Reuse plastic cups, or consider reusing tin cans from loose leaf teas and cans from coffee. This is another opportunity to let your creative juices flow by decorating these recycled versions of pots the same way you can decorate terracotta pots.
Balcony Gardens
If you have a balcony in your apartment, this is a great opportunity to create balcony gardens. Balcony gardens can be created in various ways with a mixture of pots, crates, and jars.
One of the options of a garden is the palette garden. Palette gardens are simple as all you need to do is find a palette behind any supermarket and repair any loose boards. Once you have repaired the loose boards you can add fabric to the backside; this will prevent the dirt from damaging the wall that the palette garden will be leaning up against. Once you have that set up, add your mixture of plants including flowers, cascading plants, and herbs. Now you have a full vertical garden on your balcony!
You might not have enough outdoor room, but that doesn't mean you cannot invite Mother Nature into your home. If you love gardening then these examples and tips can help you create mini gardens and balcony gardens to enjoy doing what you love!

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  • Alicia Bourdon
    on May 9, 2014

    They should add old paint cans to this for an idea. I saw a post of someone who planted strawberries in them and hung them on the side of his shed. This looked beautiful and kept the ground hogs and bunnies from eating the plants! I know this doesn't work for an apartment, but could be useful to someone!

  • Elizabeth Sagarminaga
    on Nov 17, 2015

    I loved all the ideas, thank you for sharing the pictures with everyone here. I, too, love my balcony garden and have grown bright colored flowered plants that give a nice look to the space. Planting in containers is also a good idea.

    , Balcony Garden
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