Whether you are just moving into a new apartment for the first time, you just changed apartments, or you have been in your apartment for some time, liven it up with indoor gardening. Not only do plants add to the décor, but they help recirculate the air in your home. For those who love the outdoors, this gives you a chance to have the best of both worlds.
Plant a Garden at Your Albany Apartment
Just because you don’t have personal space to plant a garden when you live in an apartment, that doesn’t mean you can’t grow a container garden inside. Use the space by windows for natural sunlight for spices, herbs, potatoes, radishes, lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, blueberries and more.
Before planting, make sure you have the proper-sized containers for the type of vegetable you want to grow. Grow herbs and spices in smaller containers as they will continue growing year-round as long as they are inside. Herbs that do well inside include parsley, dill, cilantro, basil and rosemary, just to name a few.
Root vegetables will need larger containers. You may want to keep these on a rolling platform so that they are easy to move when you need to move them. Potatoes should have a wide deep container, and there should only be one plant in each container. Grow several radish plants in an 18-inch wide container. This container doesn’t need to be very deep – about 8 inches. Lettuce will grow in smaller containers as long s there is plenty of room for the roots to spread out.
Add Garden Plants Inside
Choose hanging vine plants to hang inside the windows. Add snake plants, irises, lilies, Christmas cactus and more to a shelf or table in front of windows. For the hanging plants, be sure to have a catch container for water that drains out of the bottom.
For those who would love an indoor garden, but have a black thumb, choose low-maintenance plants. These are very forgiving and include:
Many of these will hang nicely in the large windows, or will fit on a decorative table in front of the windows. Some prefer less sunlight, so you could place them to the side of a window, against a wall in the living area.