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Feb 28
Gardening Options for Your Patio/Balcony in Your San Diego Apartment-Solterra Ecoluxury Apartments

Many of the Residents at Solterra Ecoluxury Apartments in San Diego, Ca love gardening. They are surrounded by beautiful landscaping and that serves as a reminder of the beauty and satisfaction planting can bring. Miramar Lake is within walking distance of Solterra Apartments and that too offers unique plants and shrubs in addition to a beautiful lake view. It still isn't the same as the sight of something you have grown yourself. Few things are more satisfying than growing your own food. Few things are more frustrating than being a garden lover trapped in a luxury apartment in San Diego with no room to plant. What to do? Here are some gardening projects that will work on even the smallest patio or tips for growing citrus indoors if you don't have a balcony at all.

  1. Increase growing space on a tiny balcony with this DIY pallet garden. See the picture above.
  2. Canning jars mounted to the wall are cute and practical.
  3. Possibly the cheapest and easiest gardening idea I've seen an old shoe organizer.

  4. Here's another vertical solution. You could grow an entire salad.

  5. Gutters easily mount to a wall or balcony railing for plants that don't have deep roots

  6. This patio garden is made from a couple of galvanized tubs stacked together.

  7. How to make a container water garden.

  8. If you're looking to grow larger plants, these self-irrigating planters made from plastic tubs are a great idea.

  9. Plant herbs in wine boxes.

  10. For those of you with no outdoor space, here are some tips for growing citrus indoors. Bonus: your apartment will smell amazing.

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Want to try some of these ideas yourself? Visit the Home Depot in Mira Mesa and you can find all the supplies you need. Happy planting!