How can I do some container gardening at my apartment?

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Container gardening is a fantastic option for those living in an apartment; especially those who do not have a yard. It can be fun to grow fresh herbs that you can use in cooking. Here are some terrific tips for getting started:

  • Make sure containers have good drainage holes and that the containers are large enough to accommodate the plants you choose to grow.
  • Most plants will need a window that gets at least five hours of sunlight a day, which is usually a south or west window. Watch out for drafts, and avoid placing near radiators.
  • Use a soil mixture that includes two parts potting soil to one part sand for good drainage.
  • Start with herbs that are easy to grow, such as chives, parsley, basil, thyme, mint and rosemary.
  • Be careful not to over water. Herbs don’t do well in really wet soil.
  • Make sure to let herbs grow a bit before harvesting them to use in cooking.

With just a little bit of time and care you will have a nice, indoor herb garden. Container gardening can provide you with the satisfaction of an outdoor garden without a lot of the hassle.

Category: Going Green

About Geneva McNamara: Geneva McNamara joined Trader Publishing company in August, 2004 after she received her degree from Old Dominion University in History and Political Science. She has worked within the Search Engine Marketing & Search Engine Optimization departments of several Dominion Enterprise divisions. In 2011, She became the Senior Organic Search Analyst for ForRent.com.

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