How to Grow a Container Garden in an Apartment
You want to reap the deliciousness and healthiness of growing your own vegetable garden with non-GMO, organic seeds but have very limited space. Maybe you live in an apartment, or have put the majority of your backyard to good use already. Whatever the reason may be, you’ll be happy to know that you actually don’t need to have a lot of space to grow your own fruits and vegetables. You just need these gardening tips and some organic rare seeds that can be found on Caribbean Garden Seed to get started with your very own container garden.
Choose your location
Placement of your container garden is one of the first things you want to consider. Take a look around your home and see which areas get the most sunlight and exposure. Determine whether the desired space gets a full afternoon of sun or some spots of shade. This allows you to place your planted organic rare seeds according to the suggestions for growth.
Gather some gear
Since you’re starting a vegetable garden with limited space, the amount of gear that you need is actually fairly minimal as well. Regular soil won’t do your plants justice, and it doesn’t offer the water retentive elements that come from high grade potting soil. It also doesn’t provide the vital nutrients that your plants need. So, fertilizer is a must and can easily be found at your local nursery or department store. You’ll also need to choose the type of containers you wish to start your vegetable garden in. This could be as simple as reusing empty plastic containers in your household, old canning jars or even unused china to give your garden that extra boost of aesthetics. You do want to consider the location of your garden container to ensure that you purchase the right size. For example, large coffee canisters may not fit well on a windowsill, but will definitely work on a balcony.
Make these careful considerations
Before you start picking out your fruit seeds, vegetable seeds, herb seeds or even flower seeds, you need to consider a couple of things. Choosing the right plant is crucial. There are some plants that will thrive in a container garden, while others may be a little more difficult. You also want to match your plants with the information you gathered from the first gardening tip, such as the amount of sunlight you receive within your selected area. Some organic rare seeds will require full sun, which means that they need at least 6 hours each day of direct sunlight. You also need to consider whether the plants you choose will grow deep roots, or if they’ll typically sit on top like lettuce does.
4. Pick your Plants
Now that you have your location picked out and the gear you need, it’s time to head on over to Caribbean Garden Seed and pick your vegetable seeds. All of our organic rare seeds are non-GMO and untreated to enhance the taste and health of delicious fruits and vegetables. Potted herbs are a common item within container gardens because all they need is a sunny window. However, you can grow all kinds of fruits and vegetables in containers as well. You just have to be sure that the containers are large enough for the expected growth. Strawberries are fairly easy to grow in a container garden, and many vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, peas and peppers are just as easy. However, you may need some staking or trellis to help them grow upwards.
You’ll be amazed at how delicious and incredibly easy it is to grow a vegetable garden, even with limited space. It takes a little bit of careful consideration, but you’ll have fresh, juicy, non-GMO fruits and vegetables growing in your container garden in no time. Head on over to Caribbean Garden Seed to explore the wide variety of potential you have with your newfound green thumb.