Living in the heart of a big city often means that you have less space to do your gardening, your hobbies with plants and have more hustle and bustle. Here are tips to be an expert on urban gardening.
You may not even have a space for a small urban garden, but that does not mean that because you live in the city you have to sacrifice your love for gardening.
In fact, every day, I see people who are much more interested in urban gardening than ever.
That is why today I want to show you some tips so you can enjoy an authentic garden even if you are in the city and do not even have much room on your balcony or terrace.
1. The height of your home influences
If you put a pot on an outdoor terrace, it is important to think about the wind, especially on a tall balcony.
Plastic pots are often used, but if you live in a high-rise building and in a windy area. It can be dangerous, so I recommend that you use pots or planters that are terracotta or artificial stone planters for such situations.
Buying an artificial stone planter with a heavy base will keep your plant in the spot perfectly. And withstand the gusts of wind, without breaking it.
The hanging plants are ideal for decorating your terrace or balcony and can even be put on the windows.
They are the perfect solution for small apartments or flats in the city that have little space on the floor or even on the window sill.
Ferns are a very advantageous option to have more space in hanging pots
The narrow spaces provide the perfect opportunity to perfect your skills in planting herbs and especially those that you can use for your kitchen since they can fit and you can plant them in small pots and they grow well on balconies and windows.
Tomatoes are also especially suitable for you to grow in any type of garden in the city as they are easy to grow in pots and planters.
Large green ferns and tropical plants are species that are commonly used in urban gardening to isolate yards in city settings.
Many have small terraces or areas in the courtyard where they want more privacy. And these plants, being tall and quite opaque, are perfect for this work.
You just have to remember that in the colder months. They will need to be indoors to protect themselves from low temperatures.
5. The lack of space? Take advantage of your windows
If you do not have a place like a balcony or a terrace, you can take advantage of the space you have on the windowsills since all you need is to choose the kind of plant that grows well in places with lots of light.
It is true that the good thing about growing urban gardens is that pests or weed control are very rare or that they are not as lethal as in more rural settings.
However, you have to take into account the insects that may be in the city. So the irrigation of your plants has to be a maximum in your care since not watering enough a plant in the city can produce mites.
Unfortunately, a lot of terraces, balconies, and floors in the city do not receive a lot of direct sunlight.
They may have some sun in the morning and late in the afternoon. But this does not guarantee the growth of many species of plants and herbs.
Be sure to consider very well the place where you are going to place the plant and the type of sunlight that you have in that area in order to determine which plant is the most suitable so that it can bloom and remain in optimal growth conditions.