Today I’m happy to have this awesome guest post from Ella Andrews. Ella is a professional writer and avid blogger from London, who specializes in writing about residential moving, storage, gardening, landscaping and home maintenance. I’ve been exploring some at-home gardening options myself, so I’m really excited that Ella is offering her insights on the best options for at-home gardening.
Urban gardening is one of the most famous modern activities for living in a greener way. However, it’s a really challenging activity as well. If you plan to build a small garden on the terrace or on the rooftop of a huge house, you definitely have to check out some basic tips and tricks or call the gardening experts. They will help you with numerous advises, although it may be a quite long and complicated adventure until you get some results.
That’s why another common way for a greener life is gardening at home. Make a special corner in the living room or in the guest room maybe only for flowers and decorative plants. Yet you can grow up some vegetables and other edibles that you can use in the end of the season. Next are three magnificent options for gardening at home: modular gardening, container gardening and gardening in a frame structure. Take a look!
This type of gardening is always a highlight to keep in mind. It’s preferred by many family and expert gardeners and it is perfect for houses with small rooms. The main reason for that is simply in the ability of the different modules to save a lot of horizontal space. You can buy ready to use modules from a hardware store or from a store for gardening equipment, as well as make your own modular construction.
The modules may consist of long round bars or pots with the same height, and wooden shelves with a different length. By adjusting the location of the round pots throughout the entire length of the shelves, you can build up a quite high and compact modular construction with 5, 6 or more levels. The pots play a role as pillars or they support the shelves, which are perfect for placing real pots with flowers, fruits and vegetables. You can even cover an entire wall with this modular structure, while if you choose a different length for the shelves, you can achieve a truly dynamic and eye-catching layout. Meanwhile, the green leaves and textures of the plants will change into pieces of art or into unsurpassed decorations for the walls.
For this method, you will need different sizes of containers like empty water bottles of water, empty milk containers or so. Cut the containers to expose their entire circumference, then, clean them thoroughly with clean water. If you use a dozen of containers or more, you can transform your house into a real indoor garden.
Moreover, it should be quite easy for garden maintenance, because each container is mobile and you can easily pick up a couple of containers to make a walkway in order to get to the most distant ones. After the maintenance, reorganize the containers in a more compact shape to make something like a green lawn at home. The variety of growing plants in containers ranges from spinach, radishes and carrots in the autumn time, to some exotic flowers in the early springtime. The micro-climate at home lets you to grow plants and edibles all around the year.
A beautiful wooden frame with squares is perfect for a truly vintage environment while the iron frames are quite thinner. They ensure more sunlight penetration and the frame becomes actually invisible when the plants fully grow up. Yet because the frame structure transforms into a real green wall after time, you can play with the adjustment of the leaf clearance to enhance the amount of the sunlight during the days.
Thanks so much to Ella for sharing her writing on A Thought and a Half today!
Have y’all ever tried at-home gardening? What did you grow? What did you learn from it?
Garden photos via iStock.