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Looking for some great tips for gardening at your apartment?

Residents June 30, 2013


So you're in an apartment..and you love it..but you get frustrated watching Ina Garten go snip fresh herbs for her salads on Barefoot Contessa in her sprawling hamptons estate garden. well, we've got some ideas for you.

Apartment gardening! There are plenty of things you can grow yourself inside and outside your lovely apartment home. If you've got a balcony, patio, deck, or fire're already half way there. What about a window box? or an outside wall you can hang plants from? railings work great. so do steps...heck, there's even the ol' trusty soda bottle garden!

The best news? All the resources you need to start growing are just a click or two away. Between pinterest, and celebrated authors like Amy Pennington and her latest book "Apartment Gardening" you've got a wealth of information right at your fingertips to get you started. 


Is there anything more satisfying than adding freshly grown chives or basil from your own pots into that salad for dinner? Even cooler if you're feeding company.Sweet strawberries mixed in with your morning yogurt?  Or freshly cut flowers from your balcony as a centerpiece to impress the inlaws? There is a great sense of accomplishment when you grow produce. You're a provider. Go ahead, beat your chest with your fists a little. you deserve it. you grew something. you ate it. and you saved money by not going to the grocery store. you also know there aren't any sneaky pesticides or genetic altering going on either. (Unless you're in to that sort of thing) so go ahead and get started! what are you waiting for? Don't let apartment living hinder you from flashing that green thumb!!