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Grow an edible garden in an apartment

Grow an edible garden in an apartment

I used to live in the city before relocating to the countryside. My previous apartment did not even have a balcony, which was a massive inconvenience because I enjoy gardening, living a green lifestyle, and basking in the sun. The one thing that does keep me upbeat and positive is growing my own herbs and vegetables so I've always been able to find a solution. Even though I was in a small apartment, it did not stop me from producing my herbs and salad leaves indoors.

In reality, as long as you have some light in your apartment, you should be able to do the same, and even if you aren't growing a lot of crops, picking those few lettuce leaves or herbs, or snipping some cress to put on your boiled egg, is still a pleasurable experience.

growing microgreens in an apartment
How to grow an edible garden in a small apartment


I love plants and have a lot of them, especially orchids. Still, these days I'm primarily interested in cultivating culinary plants, such as edible flowers to sprinkle on salads and use as garnish.

I have plenty of areas to produce vegetables on my three balconies, but I still have little pots of microgreens all around the home, as well as hanging baskets of lettuce and herbs.

If you have a sun-drenched balcony, you've hit the jackpot. Wall gardens, hanging baskets, and pots are all possibilities. You can grow various herbs, potted veggies, microgreens, and colourful edible flowers, just like I do.

Growing herbs on a windowsill


You might be able to put planter boxes on your windowsill if you have one (these days, you can get planters that hook over the windowsill). You'll need some sunlight, and you don't want to water over pedestrians because that won't go over well. Trust me I know.

If your planter boxes are hanging over a sidewalk, make sure to water them while the weather is clear.

Herbs, lettuce, and edible flowers thrive in planter boxes on the windowsill ledge, equipped with a proper tray to prevent overflow.

growing vegetables indoors


Young citrus trees, such as kumquats or Meyer lemons, can be grown indoors, believe it or not. Another citrus, such as blood oranges, are also available in dwarf types at some nurseries. Your citrus tree will require an enormous container, plenty of water, sunlight, and a sturdy base that prevents water from spilling onto the floor.

growing fruit trees in pots

Vertical Garden

There are many options for creating a vertical garden. You can either buy a ready-made vertical garden for your plants or use one of the following alternatives:

  • Cut a hole in plastic drink bottles, fill with soil and a plant, tie each end together with rope, and hang them from ropes linked to hooks near the ceiling.

  • Hang clay pots on the balcony, a few of them tied together.

  • Affix some steel mesh to a wall and hang plants in baskets from it.

  • Place pots on top of a step ladder.

  • Plant in a plastic shoe organizer and hang it on the wall.

growing a vertical garden

The list goes on and on; all you have to do now is utilize your imagination to develop your fantastic ideas.

Planter Trolleys

Because planter trolleys can quickly be relocated around to follow the premises to follow the sun. Planter trolleys are ideal for growing plants indoors. Just make sure the bottom is lined with PVC and the potting mix is of good quality.