by Amber S.
| Because the indoors offers so little room for gardening, the thoughtful gardener would make sure to make as much use of their space as possible. I used to live in a college dorm
where we had little space to ourselves, let alone a place to garden. I had a window garden in my room. I grew herbs, heather, and a beautiful, large purple and white violet bush that my
me. Here are some ideas on how to make your space go farther.
How to Grow a Garden in Your Apartment
Guide to Small-Space Composting
"Flowers in Window Box" Kelly-Mooney
Gardens are easily kept in windows. Even if you are young and do not have the house to yourself, you can keep a garden in your window. A benefit of having your own window garden
is that you do not have to share your garden with anyone else. It can be your own personal space in your own room. One way is by making a window box. Garden and hardware stores sell pieces to make
simple window boxes to hang out of your window. In your box you can make a garden, add candles, create places for the little people, and also grow specific flowers and herbs.
Window shelves can easily be made with just a piece of wood. Shelves allow you to get twice as many plants into a window than you would be able to just with the ledge. First,
measure the exact width of the window. Purchase a 1”x4” piece of wood or cut a piece from a wooden fence and cut it the same width of the window so that it will sit just inside the pane. Measure the
exact center of the window from the bottom on both sides. Draw a line exactly where you want the shelf to sit on either side of the pane. Take four strong nails and nail two on each side inside the
window pane to hold up the shelf. After painting the shelf, place it atop the four nails inside the window pane. You may have to give it a couple of tries before it sits straight. If it is a little
crooked, don’t remove the nails and make more holes. Just bend them up or down a little until the shelf sits straight.
If you want to put plants next to a sliding glass door, you can purchase or make a small shelf that will sit just inside the doorway without hindering the opening and closing of
the door. Hanging plants also look lovely in windows and next to glass doors. Just remember to be careful how you water them as they will drip on the carpet if overwatered.
Desks that sit in front of windows can also hold plants as well as bathroom windows.
Good Plants to Grow
Promotes spirituality and peaceful vibrations.
Aloe Vera: Protects
against intruders and accidents in the home as well as negate negative energy
Anthurium: Lends love
and beauty to the house
Avocado: Will spread
love through the house and increase sexual appetites.
Birds Nest Fern:
Protection, especially children and babies and beauty to all.
Bromeliad: Luxury and abundance to
the home as well as exquisite beauty.
against burglaries, Increases sexual energies (Urges)
Crocus: Loving and
Orchid: Bring love to
Palm: Spiritual emanate, Uplifting
Norfolk Island Pine:
Protection against hunger and evil.
San Pedro Cactus: Protection
Succulents: Love and abundance bringers.
Tulips: Protection against poverty
and desperation, Love.
Venus Flytrap: Protection, Love Money.
Wandering Jews: Protection
Weeping Fig: Restful sleep if placed in
bedroom, In kitchen Protection against hunger and poverty. Anywhere else is good
Click here to learn how to
make indoor ponds.