Here are some tips and tricks if you’re frustrated about not having enough garden space but still want to have the same level of greenery in your home.
Window Box is a really useful type of planter to have in your garden. Many choose to have them positioned hanging from a high point like a window or a fence, or they could be placed on a narrow balcony. If this is the case, make sure they are secured with hangers with good grip. Another advantage of window boxes is that you can mix and match lots of different types of plants depending on what suits you. Some beautiful flowers that go well together are:
- Begonias, gerberas, busy lizzies, ivies, pansies, fuchsias, helichrysum, heathers, dwarf conifers, hostas and ferns.
Alternatively, you could also grow some gorgeous smelling herbs such as:
- Chives, tarragon, parsley, rosemary, sage, mint, thyme, basil, parsley and oregano are ideal, as are low-growing fruit and vegetables. Try strawberries, bush tomatoes, salad leaves, radish, stump-rooted carrots and beetroot.
These plant work perfectly as they are shallow rooted and no not disturb one another. You can arrange them based on seasonality, where they are located in your space, and the level of care they would need.
Indoor – tomato plants
If vegetable growing is your particular favourite then there are a few options. Mostly microgreens grow best indoors, but we would also recommend growing tomato plants. They do well in containers and are then easy to keep an eye on to make sure they are healthy. Some of the best variations of tomatoes are Red Robin, Tiny Tim, Toy Boy and Florida Petite. They will thrive with the warmth of your home as they are sensitive to the cold, just make sure to put them next to a window that gets plenty of sunlight. Start off by sowing them in a tray. You can then transfer to a pot once the seedlings have grown to 3 inches tall. Then, fertilise every two weeks and water up to twice a day, depending on temperatures.
In order to make the most of your outdoor space, you could also find or make your own planter.
Here are some tutorials on how to make them yourself:
Find out how to make a DIY planter box with a hose reel inside.
DIY vertical garden which can hang on your wall.
How to make your own out of pallets.
For more DIYs, check out these below: