It’s only January and I’ve started to feel the itch to garden. It may be too early to start planting, but it's never too early to start planning. Growing your own food is fun and rewarding, but it can also be challenging, especially when you have zero green space like me with my one bedroom apartment. But you can grow a surprising variety of herbs, vegetables and even fruit in containers.
If you need a little inspiration, Pinterest is a great place to start. Here are a few ideas I found for my future apartment garden (and maybe for yours as well).
1. Pallet Herb Garden from Pink When
I just love how organized this herb garden is using a shipping pallet. Although this project may be above my skill level, it doesn’t look impossible with a free weekend and a few borrowed power tools. Plus it could stand parallel to the wall and out of the way on my small porch.
2. Shoe Organizer Garden from Apartment Therapy
Apartment Therapy had so many good ideas for apartment gardening that it was hard to narrow it down to one. But I found this shoe organizer among the cleverest of ideas—and I happen to already have one on hand. Now I just need to figure out where I could hang it…
3. Spice Rack Garden from A Suburban Gardener
How cool is this for a container garden? A repurposed kitchen spice rack. It’s easy to set up and I can grow a variety of greens. I imagine it won’t be hard to find one of these, and again, it won’t take up much room on my porch.
4. Simple Planter Ladder from Instructables
Last but certainly not least is this simple yet adorable planter ladder. Although this would take up more room on my porch, it is aesthetically pleasing and a great way to keep planters from looking cluttered or blocking each other’s sunlight.
Are you an experienced apartment gardener? I would love to hear from you. Leave your ideas, suggestions and tips in the comment section below.
Victoria Pitcher is Web Editor at Mother Earth Living. Find her on Google+.