Urban Farming For Your Apartment


If you’re like me, you love the idea of urban farming. The thought of growing your own food, no matter where you live, is an exciting one. Years ago, I started to wonder what steps I should take to get my own urban farm going. That’s when I learned about how much more it takes than just picking a spot for your garden and planting seeds. It takes research and planning—and that’s why I’m here! In this blog post, we’ll cover all the things you need to do before starting out with your first urban farm in an apartment.

Start with a smaller plant like an herb.

When you’re just getting started, it’s best to start with a smaller plant. Herbs are a great choice for this because they’re easy to maintain and harvest. You don’t have to worry about watering them too much or not enough. You don’t need any special equipment or know how in order to grow herbs either, so anyone can do it!

And once your herbs have grown, you won’t need much time at all to pick them and use them in your favorite recipes (and share those recipes with your friends). I promise that once you’ve tried growing some of these tasty little guys in your own home, you’ll be hooked on urban farming for life!

Do your research about what plants work best for apartments.

When it comes to growing plants in the space you have available, you want to make sure that you choose plants that are easy to grow in apartment settings. Here are some tips on how to find out what kind of plants work well for you:

  • Look for plants that don’t need a lot of sunlight. The less sunlight, the better! If your windows let in a lot of light during certain parts of the day but not at others, this will be helpful information when choosing your indoor garden space.
  • Look for plants that don’t need very much water or fertilizer. If you’re short on time and money (or both), it’s best if these aren’t things you have to worry about very often with your indoor garden!
  • Look for plants that don’t take up too much space—this is especially important if there isn’t any outdoor space either! You’ll need room enough around each plant so they have room as they grow without crowding each other out or getting damaged by careless stepping over them when moving around inside your apartment building (“oops!”).

Grow plants that don’t need a lot of sunlight in your apartment (or get creative and try to bring some more in).

When it comes to growing plants indoors, your apartment is probably not the best place to try. You don’t have a lot of sunlight and space, so you’re going to want to find plants that don’t need very much light or water. These include cacti and succulents (also known as desert plants), herbs, some houseplants like aloe vera (which can be used for healing minor skin issues) and bamboo shoots (which need very little room but grow very quickly).

If you are more ambitious and want more than just a few small potted plants around the house, try making use of vertical space by hanging baskets or planters from the ceiling. This will help bring in more natural light into your home while providing a place for your favorite potted plant friends!

Make sure your apartment is stocked with the right materials for growing plants.

To get started growing plants in your apartment, you’ll need to make sure that you have the right materials. Plants need water and light to grow, but they also need soil and nutrients. If you don’t have a lot of room for a garden (and even if you do), there are other options for growing fresh produce without having to turn your home into an indoor farm.

Try hydroponics!

  • Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil. Instead, the roots of the plant are surrounded by water and nutrients dissolved in that water. This is an excellent option for apartment dwellers because it allows you to grow a variety of plants and herbs indoors, even if your space is limited.
  • Hydroponic systems can be purchased from most any gardening store or online retailer (we recommend Amazon). They come with complete instructions and usually last for several years before needing replacement parts or repairs.

It’s easier than you think to grow your own food in an urban apartment.

You can grow plants in any space that gets natural light, artificial light, no light or indirect light. You don’t need a special lamp or even windows to grow plants indoors. There are many different types of plants that will do well in your apartment, but here are a few examples:

  • Tomatoes- grow in pots on the balcony or inside your home’s windowsill (make sure you choose the right type of tomato for your climate).
  • Basil- grows well indoors as long as it gets enough sunlight (you can also buy this herb at most grocery stores if you don’t have time to grow it yourself).
  • Rosemary- rosemary is an herb that thrives best when planted outside where it receives plenty of sun; however if you don’t have access to a garden or yard then try placing your rosemary plant near a window with good sunlight exposure throughout the day (keep it watered).


As we’ve discussed, it’s not as hard as you would think to grow your own food in an apartment. And it’s not just good for your wallet; it has so many other important benefits, like being environmentally friendly and increasing the mental health of everyone living in the apartment. So if you have a green thumb (or even if you don’t!), consider giving urban farming a try. You might be surprised by what kinds of things you can grow in smaller spaces!

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