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Ideas for Gardening in the City

If you live in the city, you might find yourself pressed for space when it comes to creating a garden. But even if you’re not blessed with a large backyard, you can still enjoy the benefits of nature by creating small pockets of nature indoors, or by making the most of your patio, balcony or rooftop area. To help you, we’ve come up with our best ‘ideas for gardening in the city’, that are versatile, cost effective and simple to do.

Ideas for gardening in the city


Create a garden on your kitchen windowsill

If your apartment doesn’t have a balcony or patio, you can always create a herbs and spices area on your kitchen sill. Perfect for both bringing some life into your kitchen and handy for cooking, a small windowsill veggie garden allows you to make the most out of a small space. Popular herbs and veggies to plant include cherry tomatoes, spinach, rosemary, loose leaf lettuce, parsley, and mint.

Add a vertical garden

Short on space but looking to add some greenery to your patio? A vertical garden is a fantastic option for small outdoor areas. These types of gardens easily attach to an outside wall and can even be used inside too. You can purchase special gardening shelves and units for your vertical garden, or even recycle wood pallets to create your own shelved planting. Additionally, you can use hanging baskets or trellises for your city garden, which pair well with vegetables and vines.

Purchase some indoor friendly plants

If you’d like to have some plants throughout your apartment, finding plants that thrive in inside living conditions is key. Luckily, you’ll be quite spoilt for choice when it comes to finding indoor friendly plants, as there are plenty of beautiful plants to choose from. Plants that bode well in fluctuations of temperature and lack of sunlight include cast iron plants, rubber plants, snake plants and bromeliads.

Start a communal veggie patch

If you live in an apartment building and you have a communal roof area, consider asking your body corporate for permission to start a veggie garden. This type of garden can be easily created using pot planters and flower boxes or by installing a flower bed. A communal city garden not only adds some much-needed nature to a concrete jungle but can also be a good opportunity to bring a community together.

Grow vegetables in containers

Containers are incredibly versatile when it comes to decking out your city garden, as they can be used on patios, balconies, rooftop gardens or for your windowsill. With containers, you can grow anything from cucumbers, carrots, lettuce, radishes and more. As long as your containers are placed in an area protected from the wind and angled towards the sun, you’ll find your vegetables quickly growing in abundance.

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We hope our article on ‘ideas for gardening in the city’ has given you some inspiration. If you’d like more advice about gardening in the city, contact us on (07) 3373 4999 or via our online form and one of our gardening experts will be in touch soon. Or why not visit us in person by heading to 26 Sumners Road, Darra, Brisbane.

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