How to Grow Vegetables and Plants in Flats and Apartments
The world is hot will the issues of the raving global warming today. As such garden flat or apartment gardening is picking up pace quite fast. Why don’t you consider it too? It will prove to be very effective and also at the same time healthy. The plus is, you need not waste much time with these as they grow naturally. You can also use the flowers as a part of decoration and also consider selling them if grown in large quantity. The joy of seen a whole garden grown by you is immense and has no matches. You will be proud on having self farmed vegetables and fruits on the onset – one of the best feelings in the world.
Below are a few tips on how to grow vegetables and plants in your flats and apartments. Have a look:
- The first and foremost step is to choose the right plant/seed to grow in your flat or apartment.
- Initially start with just one or two like a test drive and then go for large scale option
- Get a plastic tray with a good width and plant some small type flowering plants in it.
- Good flowering options for flats are African violet, Norfolk, island pepper, pepperonium, Chinese evergreen etc.
- Make sure that the place gets adequate sunlight as it is very important.
- Vegetables like ladies finger, long beans, tomato, brinjal, bitter gourd can be grown pretty much everywhere.
- Hang pots and flower baskets on the suitable places.
- Orchid grape ivy, English ivy, money plant are ideal.
- Aquaskapping is a good option too for indoor planting.
- In aquaskapping plants are grown in glass-plastic jars/pots within water instead of soil.
- Sea weeds and various other aquatic plants are ideal for the same.
- You may keep such an aquatic plant fitted pot in any corner of your flat or apartment for a natural aura.
- Lotus, water lily etc will make your flat more appealing.
- You may also keep a fresh and small aquarium with some golden fish, snails and water capable plants indoors.
- Bonsai also makes your flat look elegant.
- There are a variety of bonsai available as flowering plants and vegetables which look attractive to onlookers.
- Bonsai requires low maintenance, less fertilizer and less space.
- You can modify any large growing type of tree or flowering plant as Bonsai.
- Go for deep flowering pots in that case.
- Bonsai, however, needs to be cropped well in frequent periods with a pruner.
- You can also keep a few plants indoors; only make sure to put them out in the sunlight once a while.
- Snake plant, rubber tree, spider plant etc are ideal for indoors.
- Use recyclable materials like empty bins and cans of various items to grow vegetables and fruits.
- You may also consider keeping some green plants in small pots in your kitchen.
- Always opt for natural fertilizer because artificial ones may cause reaction with the plastic pot and create harmful effects.
- Try vermicompost and liquid organic fertilizers too.
- Also avoid foul smelling fertilizers like bone meal etc.
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