Grow Vegetables In Your Apartment With Advantages Over Conventional Farming
As a professional gardener, I see the need for apartment gardening. It’s one of the best ways to provide fresh, organic food for your family and friends in a busy home.
Apartment gardening is the concept of gardening on an apartment balcony, patio or backyard. This means you can access more windows and add another level of protection from weather elements such as sun, rain and snow. It’s a great way to have fresh, organic produce directly on your table.
You may think of urban homes or apartments as messy. In fact, most people are so busy trying to get everything done that they don’t get to enjoy the fruits of their labor.
The plants are already starting to bloom or in the middle of spring when they should be in full blossom, which is a great way to create a sense of freshness and joy throughout the household. They are really easy to care for. They will take just about any watering solution or fertilizer, making this type of gardening easy on the environment.
If you’re a homeowner with limited time for gardening, having your own apartment garden makes the most sense. Most importantly, you’ll get to take advantage of the wonders of nature and nurture your own vegetables.
When living in an apartment, the plants are just as exposed to the elements as they would be if you were living in a house. If you live in an apartment, you are always under the hot sun, rain and cold wind. Not having an outside yard means you are forced to rely on plants in your apartment.
All it takes is for the sun to fade or the wind to howl and your greens would soon be wilting. Add a frost and your fruits and vegetables could start to die. To avoid this you need to invest in a good watering solution. Depending on where you live, this may not be a problem.
If you’re lucky enough to live in the perfect conditions for vegetable gardening, all you need is for the plant to be in full bloom before it starts to wilt. In colder climates you may have to use a seed starter pack, or even a container filled with peat moss. In warmer climates, simply water and wait for a week or two before eating.
The only thing better than eating fresh produce that you grew yourself is when you receive fresh produce from your neighbors. If you’re lucky enough to have an apartment community, that’s even better. This way, your plants are getting the nutrients they need and you get to share it with the rest of the neighborhood.
The benefits of apartment gardening are endless. Your family and friends will be able to enjoy the harvest in their home rather than only buying from a grocery store or farmer’s market.
The biggest benefit is to have healthy, organic vegetables right in the comfort of your own home. If you have children, it’s a great way to teach them about eating healthier and why it’s important to take care of the earth.
Some people are skeptical about using natural methods for gardening, but the fact is that these types of crops are incredibly healthy. They are higher in nutrition than fruits and vegetables that are grown conventionally. With the proper care, it’s not impossible to grow beautiful vegetables in your apartment.