Between living in Phoenix and living in an apartment, there are handfuls of reasons why your place is lacking any sort of plant life. It’s nearly impossible to keep anything alive out on the patio unless it’s a cactus, and there’s usually not much space inside to do too much. Plus, things can get messy bringing dirt filled potted plants indoors, and ugh, remembering to water it! When temperatures rise it’s hard enough to remember to keep myself hydrated so I don’t wither up and turn into dust, let alone remember to keep the soil moist.
Having living plants in your place certainly adds so much to the look and feel of any space. Somehow the room feels warmer, more inviting, and alive. There is a way to reconcile all of our plant-dying issues, you know? Those out there with green thumbs have come up with some creative solutions to help us plant-challenged or desert dwelling (or both) plant lover’s get some green in our homes.
Wall Planter Kit – This gravity-defying planter is not only a phenomenal space saver, it’s also a really cool and unique piece of art. With this planter kit you’ll be able to grow succulent plants on your wall. On your wall! By using a mysterious an all-natural moss and a mesh screen to contain the soil, your little garden can live for years hanging vertical. How cool is this thing?
Self Watering Planter – A real thinker came up with this one. Simply fill the inner pot with water and the soil will draw from this reserve pool as the water in the soil gradually evaporates. There is enough room to grow a variety of herbs and all you’ll need to do is check on that water reserve every once in awhile. I think most of us can handle that.
Blooms In A Bag – This product is like the real life version of gardening for dummies. This company does all of the hard work for you by prepackaging your new tomato plant, basil, oregano, mint, flowers, or any other plant in their sizeable selection in an unassuming bag, ready to grow. Simply pop open the bag, add your water, and make sure you’re following the sunlight requirements and you’ll have a new countertop plant in a week or two.
Micro-Greens – This is possibly my favorite idea because it is the best use of space I’ve seen, and it’s just as easy as the Blooms In A Bag concept. You can order a veggie grow box or an herb box, and it will arrive accordingly. The box is perfectly shaped to fit in a windowsill and has everything for an awesome salad a few weeks from now.
See! It is possible to grow your own garden in Phoenix and in your apartment! Honestly, with all of these awesome products I think it would be pretty tough to mess this up?