Gardening for City Lovers

City living certainly has its advantages: short commute, restaurants at your doorstep, and shopping on every corner. But if you find yourself amidst the concrete longing for a space that will give you a taste of greenery and still allow you to enjoy living downtown, we’ve got the perfect solution for you.

Types Of Gardens To Grow In The City

Urban gardening has become one of the hottest trends in the last decade, and it’s a lot easier than you may think. Rooftop gardens have become extremely popular, particularly in larger cities, and there’s nothing stopping you from creating a beautiful outdoor garden of your very own. Many different types of gardens to grow in the city include:

  • Balcony
  • Windowsill
  • Rooftop
  • Vertical
  • Indoor
  • Container

Many city dwellers wish they could plant a vegetable garden but are worried it won’t thrive in city conditions. You may be surprised to find out that most types of vegetables grow extremely well in containers if they are planted and cared for properly. We suggest selecting shallow rooted plants including radishes, spinach, lettuce, and a wide variety of herbs. These types of plants usually only need about six to eight inches of soil to prosper, and are relatively easy to care for.

Other types of vegetables that grow well in containers, you just need to make the best selections. For example, the Window Box Roma tomato is an excellent choice, and responds to pots very well. You can also try squash, beans, and peas that will flourish if provided with a climbing trellis.

Where to Plant

Another important thing to remember is that finding the ideal place for your pots will give your garden the best possible environment in which to thrive. Look for an area that gets a minimum of six to eight hours of sun each day. Window boxes, patios, doorways, and roof tops are all great locations as long as they are receiving the recommended amount of sunlight.

Whether you decide to plant traditional vegetables or shallow rooting florals and greens, you can easily create a beautiful haven that you and your other tenants will enjoy.

With numerous possibilities for planting locations and vegetation, your building community will definitely appreciate and hopefully volunteer to bring a little bit of country living to your modern city style.