Indoor Gardening Solutions For Small Spaces

Who says that you need a large, spacious area outdoors to start a garden? Sure, it would be nice to have access to such an area such as this, but many people (especially city-dwellers) are restricted to growing plants inside their home. Whether you’re looking to grow fruit, vegetables or decorative flowers, you can rest assured knowing that gardening solutions are available for indoor use.

Hanging Garden

The first indoor gardening solution for small spaces that we’re going to talk about is a hanging garden. Just as the name suggests, this garden really does hang (see photo above). It’s a simple yet highly effective way to start a garden from practically anywhere inside your home. Some people create hanging gardens in their living room, while others dedicate an entirely new room for it.

There are really several different ways to approach a hanging garden. The example depicted here features glass mason jars attached to a wood plank. While this is a great idea that’s perfect for small spaces, you can also create hanging gardens in bags or knapsacks of soil – as long as you are careful not to overwater them (you don’t want water leaking inside your home.

Windowsill Garden

Windowsill Garden
Another idea for an indoor garden with minimal space is a windowsill garden. The natural sunlight beaming through the windows encourages healthy plant growth. Depending on your region, this light alone should be enough to keep your plants healthy.

Rather than placing a couple potted plants in the windowsill, you can actually build, or purchase, a container that’s sized to fit your window and use it to grow your plants. The obvious benefit in growing plants from a container is that simple fact that you can grow a larger quantity.

Here are some tips to follow when building a windowsill garden container:
•Use a plastic lining so water doesn’t rot or ruin the wood.
•Space your plants out accordingly so they aren’t bunched up together.
•Keep an eye on your soil’s pH to ensure it’s suitable for healthy plant growth (impurities from inside your home may cause the pH level to fluctuate).

These are just a couple of ways to start an indoor garden with minimal space. Don’t be afraid to experiment with other techniques not listed here. Through trial and error, you’ll eventually learn what works and what doesn’t for your particular situation.