Posts Tagged ‘Gardening’

How Hydroponics Can Benefit Your Apartment Garden

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For lots of beginning gardeners who don’t have an accessible outdoor plot, hydroponics is the perfect solution for helping to get home-grown herbs and vegetables to the table without using a conventional soil-based growing approach. Indoor hydroponic gardening is catching on like wildfire wherever land is limited, including in many of today’s modern cities. With […] read more

Urban Gardening: How to Start a Rooftop Garden

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A great way to garden outdoors when renting is to start a rooftop garden—a great solution for urban gardening. It’s a solution if the apartment building doesn’t have a backyard, or you can’t directly access one, because you’re renting on a higher floor. You can set one up for fun only, or you can produce […] read more

Using Mulch: Benefits and Downfalls for Apartment Gardening

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Mulch is one of the best soil amendments for any garden. Whether you’re gardening inside your apartment, or outdoors in containers, you should plan to use mulch to take advantage of many soil enrichment and plant grow benefits. It does have some downfalls, but in most cases the benefits outweigh them. Benefits of Using Mulch […] read more

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Herb Garden Basics: Essentials for Cooking

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When you’ve set up that nice little bed for a selection of green herbs in a home or collective herb garden, it’s nice to know what a lot of others start out planting. When it comes to herb gardens in the general North American bioregion, a few simple plants are super-popular for flavoring a wide […] read more

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5 Types of Flowers to Use for Autumn Decorating

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Choosing flowers for autumn decorating can be a fun and inviting way to usher in the season. Colors tend to be rich and vibrant so you have several options for decorating your apartment with a variety of arrangements. Before selecting a particular fall flower or including several in an arrangement, consider the shades and tints you’ll […] read more

Going Green: How to Practice Organic Gardening

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The big movement in apartment living these days is going green, and organic gardening is just one more way to embark on a greener lifestyle. Contrary to what you might believe, you don’t have to have a home and a large amount of outdoor space to practice organic gardening. Here’s how you can practice organic […] read more

Vegetable Seeds Gardening: Things to Consider in an Apartment

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Even in an apartment, it is possible to grow plants from seeds. Gardening is especially fun and gratifying when you plant the seed, grow it and harvest it all by yourself. It can be a little messy at times, but it’s much cleaner to do gardening in pots than planting in a whole field. Here […] read more

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Indoor Garden: Soil and Moisture Considerations for Apartment Dwellers

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Managing garden soil in an indoor garden is tricky, and there’s more to it than just dumping potted soil in containers and hoping for the best. Some things in the soil and some conditions in your apartment are beneficial and will encourage growth. Other things can lead to plant damage. There are key soil and […] read more

How to Choose the Right Gardening Soil

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Gardening soil is a major factor in how well you can expect a garden to turn out. There are many types of gardening soils out there to choose from that may make it confusing to figure which type is the best choice for your garden. Consider what type of soil is in the garden area […] read more