Best Gardens for Apartments and Small Spaces
Living in an apartment or home with little to no outdoor space does not mean you must put your passion for gardening on hold. In fact, there are numerous gardening systems available today that OUTPERFORM typical outdoor soil-based gardens.
The solutions are varied, with turnkey solutions in the form of Smart Gardens, to complete home grow kits and cultivators. Let's take a look at some of the best options on the market for the smaller spaces in your life.
In an age of fast technical evolution and advancements, the gardening world has not been excluded. Gardens can self-water, self-regulate lighting cycles, and grow healthy plants with little to no involvement from a human. Here are a few terrific options for the gardener with little space, little training, and little time on her hands.
Aspara 16-Hole Smart Hydroponic Garden
The Aspara Smart Garden is a compact and intelligent tabletop garden with 78 LED lights and 16 planting sites. From seed to harvest, the watering system automatically takes cares of your plants' hydration and nutritional needs, while the intelligent lighting stimulates growth by automatically altering the spectrum and intensity of light provided to your plants.
Grow herbs, lettuces, kale, radishes, and more with convenient seed kits. All you need to do is add water and nutrients to the system when notified! Then enjoy a fresh salad within 30 days of planting.
OPCOM Farm Hydroponic GrowBox2
With room for 59 leafy greens or veggies, the OPCOM Farm GrowBox2 is an all-in-one tabletop system with incredible versatility and scalability.
The Smart Control System manages the lighting and air pump, ensuring your plants are surrounded by nutrient-rich water for efficient growth. This system is designed for unlimited extension, allowing multiple units to stack with a specially designed locking system to create a green wall. Perfect for large families or even restaurants!
The GrowBox includes everything you need to start growing immediately.
Complete Grow Kits
If you are the experimental type who wants more control over your growing, there are a plethora of opportunities and options! Here are a few of our favorites to get you started.
Black Dog LED Complete Grow Kit
With the Black Dog Complete Grow Kit, we've taken all of the guesswork out of selecting the best equipment for an LED grow tent setup. This set includes EVERYTHING but seeds, soil, and water, allowing you to get up and running in no time.
A high-efficiency grow light, a grow tent, ventilation and circulation equipment, timers, humidity and temperature controllers, pots and more!
If you're looking to jump in head first, but would rather skip the exhaustive research needed to get started, this is a great option. Comes in various sizes to fit your space requirements.
Just a Dash of Flavor
If seeking little more than fresh herbs at your disposal year round, look no further than a home cultivator - where gardening and home appliances intersect.
The Danby Fresh Home Herb Grower has a large capacity and features a stainless steel finish that blends in with your home's decor, resembling high-end contemporary wine and beverage coolers.
At the flick of a switch, the home grower delivers the optimal amount of light, temperature and fresh air circulation. A touch control panel also allows for central controlling of your home grower's performance.
Place it on your counter, or use it as a built-in under the counter grower. Either way, you'll have fresh herbs for cooking year round, and grown directly in your kitchen.
For the Balcony
If you're lucky enough to have SOME outdoor space, there are options for taking your garden outside on your patio or balcony. These soil-based systems are portable, versatile, and easy to maintain,
Garden Tower 2
The Garden Tower 2 grows plants vertically, enabling you to grow 50 plants or more in just 4-square feet—making it the ultimate space-saving gardening system!
A perforated compost column allows for vermicomposting, making the Garden Tower 2 a self-fertilizing system.
The Tower supports a wide variety of large vegetables that cannot be grown in many container-type gardens, including cabbages, broccoli, squash, zucchini, cucumber and melons. With supplemental lighting, the Garden Tower 2 can even be used indoors.
GlowPear Self-Watering Planters
The Glowpear Self-Watering Urban Garden is a compact yet stylish planter providing space to grow your own veggie crops or flowers! The modular unit is designed to fit on the the smallest apartment balcony or living room, providing room for a variety of plants with minimal maintenance.
Self-watering allows plants to consume water as needed. Just fill up the reservoir and your plants self-water. It’s that simple.