Urban Garden is a concept that has been in existence for quite some time. However, it has gained popularity very recently given the exponential increase in population and pollution levels. This has resulted in an increase in pressure on urban resources especially land. There are many urban gardeners who have overcome this challenge.
In urban areas, land is something very precious and not everyone can own/afford it. However, this does not mean that you should give up your love for green. Urban gardening is a concept which helps your green instincts spread its wings even in small restricted urban areas. Here are 10 tips and tricks to create your very own urban garden and become an urban gardener.
1. Container Gardening
If you do not have a large space to grow plants, you can use containers to grow them. You can grow vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs and many other plants that you love to grow.
2. Shelf Gardening
If you have a very small space where you cannot keep a large number of containers, do not worry. You can keep a wooden or an iron rack and stack your pots/containers on to the shelf.
If you are using a wooden rack, ensure you use a container tray at the bottom of your pots. Water seepage through the drain holes will induce rotting of the wood.
3. Hanging Planters
If you wish to grow more plants in a small space and have run out of floor area, you can use hanging planters to beautify your little space.
4. Vertical / Wall Gardens
If you do not have balconies, roofs or floor areas, that does not mean you should stop gardening. Vertical wall gardens are the best way to make use of every single inch of area in your house.
You can use railing hangers, window hangers, vertical plant racks, etc. You can also use wall pockets to create your urban garden.
Hydroponics is a method wherein you can go the soil-less way of creating an urban garden! Sounds like an alien concept? But it’s not. This new technique is being used by countries that do not have a favorable climate and sufficient resources (land) to grow food. Israel is one of them.
You can read more about Hydroponics here.
6. Roof Garden
If you have a small roof, you can create a beautiful small urban garden on your roof. You can go for container gardening, hydroponics or any of the urban gardening methods you like.
You can also prepare a soil bed for your plants on the roof. Ensure to do water-proofing of your roof before creating a soil bed.
Why should your railings and partition walls be left alone? You can plant climber plants in pots and facilitate them to climb your wall railing or partitions to create a green cover.
If you love succulents, you will never have to say goodbye to your garden love. Succulents are best suited for small constraint spaces as they require very small space and resources to grow.
9. Moss frames
If you want to add beauty to the inside space of your homes, the moss frame is the answer. Moss frames are created out of dried moss and add a beautiful green angle to your interior.
A terrarium is a beautiful way of creating a mini plant ecosystem inside your homes. They not only add to the interior decoration of the house, but greenery inside the house also brings peace of mind.
Good luck with your Urban Garden!
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