You might not think that an apartment is big enough for a garden but don’t let size fool you! It’s fairly easy to grow your own vegetables and herbs in your apartment. You can eat healthier while saving money on your grocery bill!
So here are the tips and tricks of what to plant and what you’ll need to start growing vegetables and herbs inside your apartment.
What You’ll Need
Sunlight: If you don’t have a sunny window in your apartment, a grow light is the next best thing. 5-6 hours of sunlight per day is the minimum amount of sunlight that these vegetables need; 5-10 hours per day is preferred.
Grow lights aren’t very expensive and it’s easy to regulate how much sunlight your plants are getting each day. This grow light is $57 and it can hang in a shelf or from a window.
Planting Pots and Water Trays: Purchase containers that are big enough to accommodate root growth as your plants start to grow. Add rocks to the bottom of your planters to ensure proper drainage and airflow before you add your soil.
Soil: Lightweight-potting soil is ideal for an indoor vegetable garden. Spurge and get some fresh soil for your new plants to ensure that there are no bugs or “surprises” in your potting soil.
Seeds or Plants: Whether you plan to start with seeds or small plants, buy just a few different varieties to begin your indoor garden. You can always add more vegetables to your garden as time goes on.
What to Grow
These vegetables are the best options for an indoor garden. It’s easier to start with herbs like basil and rosemary before starting with these vegetables:
- Green Beans
- Small Carrots
- Red Peppers
- Small Dwarf-Size Versions of Vegetables
You will truly love having an indoor vegetable garden in your apartment and the added benefits of fresh veggies will bring your home-cooked meals to a whole new level. With more choices, more variety, and many options, it will be easy and convenient to use your own produce, the freshness and pride of growing your own food is more than rewarding.
With just a little work, a bit of patience, and some necessary supplies, you’ll have an apartment vegetable garden growing in no time at all.