A Quick Guide to Apartment Gardening: Low Maintenance Flowers, Herbs & Plants

It’s a pretty exhilarating feeling to know that spring is in the air and pretty soon it will be time to open the windows and let the sunshine in. The sound of the birds chirping in the morning and the sun staying out a bit later in the evening just makes you want to be a part of the blooming earth, doesn’t it? So how about starting a little garden of your own this year? Even if you live in the middle of the city with just a small balcony or even just a windowsill, with the right know-how you can actually grow your own flowers, herbs and even some small veggie plants. Keep reading for a look at apartment gardening: some inspiring spaces and the best plants.

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Balcony Gardening Guide

Container Gardening. If you have a small space with a sunny patch, container gardening is a great option. A balcony, patio or even a fire escape will work just fine – and, believe it or not, you can even grow citrus fruit!

Lemons

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lemon tree container garden(Source)

Tomatoes

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Tomatoes in a container(Source)

Carrots

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carrots(Source)

Herbs

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herb tower(Source)

Vertical Gardens. Versatile and completely usable in whatever way you need, vertical gardens are a great way to get creative with a small space.

Vertical hanging shoe organizer garden. The best plants for this: herbs, spinach, mixed leaf lettuce, mustard greens, baby tomatoes and peas.

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vertical garden shoe holder(Source)

Vertical Pallet Garden. The best plants for a colorful small pot garden: Chrysanthemums, Calendula, Nemesia, Heuchera, Snap Dragon, Flowering Kale, Pansies.

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vertical garden with pots(Source)

Terraced Herb Garden. Use old shelving to tuck the perfect potted herb garden into the corner of your balcony or patio.

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terraced herb garden(Source)

Windowsill. No balcony or patio? No worries! Fill your windowsills with herbs and flowering plants.

Use teacups to plant basil and your other favorite herbs – perfect for your kitchen window!

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teacup garden(Source)

Turn a sunny window into an indoor greenhouse.

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greenhouse window(Source)

Bring the spring indoors with a Lily of the Valley in your window.

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lily of the valley in your window(Source)

What do you think? Will you take on a little small space gardening this spring?

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