Not a lot of space? Container Gardening might be your answer. Every one should have a garden.
They say that gardening is therapeutic. Plant lovers or people with the ‘green thumbs’ just love to tinker with green plants. Some people even talk to their plants. They say if you talk to plants they will respond to you positively like bearing you more flowers.
Others find their plants grow robustly when they talk to them. Sometimes when not in season, some people say talking to your plants will get your plants bear flowers. Whether there is scientific proof to this or not does not really matter. Believe what you like to believe. What is important is that you are happy in what you do and see. In fact, you hear a lot of such stories from retirees or elderly who want to enjoy their life by gardening in the back of their yards, tinkering with every plant they have.
However, this article is not really about talking to plants. This article is about an alternative to makeshift gardening.
How about raised bed garden ideas?
That being said, now what if you are living in a condominium where there is no provision for any soil area? Is there a good alternative for outdoor gardening? Yes, there is. Sometimes being in a small pad or on a limited space of wall enclosures, you can always find ways to grow vegetables, shrubs, flowers right inside the comfort of your own condo, pad or apartment. More often than not, you would always have a small veranda, balcony or window fronting an exit staircase or simply a common place where sunlight can get inside your room. This is most likely where you can position your plants. Perhaps an indoor herb garden. Have you heard of container gardening?
Actually, you can make your container vegetable gardening awesome. If you are more of the artistic kind of person, you can select some colorful containers in different sizes depending on the kind of seedling or germ which you will plant. This will make your mini container garden attractive. Put soil on these containers and plant your favorite flowers or quick-to-grow veggies like tomatoes, mung bean (also known as green gram or golden gram) with the scientific name Vigna radiate, etc. You can also grow mung sprouts out of your mung beans.
For the other veggies, you just need some literature or references to find out how you should plant a variety or what type of soil to put in your raised vegetable garden bed for your plant to grow robustly. You also need to know how to maintain raised bed gardening because some plants need less water while others need a lot of water. Some may even require a sprinkle of organic fertilizer once in awhile. So there you have it. When they grow and bear fruits and flowers, you get that kind of satisfaction that gardeners want to feel.
Anyone can still enjoy gardening inside a condominium using container gardening.
In another case, many people with greenhouses carry out container gardening. Greenhouse, to some who are not familiar with it, is simply a small structure or shaft, chiefly made of glass or any desired material wherein temperature and humidity can be controlled for the cultivation and protection of plants. Inside greenhouses, you will find typical container gardening, and raised garden beds arranged by category of plant.
An Idea on Watering Container Gardens from the Web:
In our series on how to grow food in container type spaces – Vertical Veg Man has tips for easier more efficient watering
Also for more information about container gardening ideas, check out the other posts through out this web site for ideas for raised garden beds using hydroponics.