Posts Tagged: gardening

Sustainable Living: Why – And How – You Should Compost
Sustainable Living: Why – And How – You Should Compost

Sustainable Living: Why – And How – You Should Compost

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The average American generates about four pounds of trash per day and approximately 254 million pounds of trash per year, creating hefty amounts of unnecessary waste in our landfills. Many people compost instead to convert organic waste and divert it away from landfills toward eco-friendly plant use. You too can help the environment and compost…
Container Gardening for Apartments: 10 Helpful Tips
Container Gardening for Apartments: 10 Helpful Tips

Container Gardening for Apartments: 10 Helpful Tips

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the global food supply chain and relegated non-essential workers to their apartments, some people have turned to container gardening to grow vegetables at home and start a fun new isolation hobby. If your apartment has a backyard or a balcony, you can easily start container gardening, and since no…
How to Build Your Own Apartment Garden
How to Build Your Own Apartment Garden

How to Build Your Own Apartment Garden

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By now, we’ve all heard the hype about meal planning and how it’s a cost-effective way to save money on food. But have you gone a step further and ever thought about growing your own veggies, fruits and herbs to use in your everyday cooking? Just because you rent an apartment, doesn’t mean you don’t…
Bring the Outdoors In: Easy Houseplants
Bring the Outdoors In: Easy Houseplants

Bring the Outdoors In: Easy Houseplants

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you love the outdoors, get some plants to bring the feeling of nature and fresh air into your living space. Just remember, keeping plants alive is much harder than it looks! Personally, I really enjoy the pops of green color that houseplants offer in my small space…but the vast majority of mine end up…
How To Create a “Mini Water Garden” in Your Apartment
How To Create a “Mini Water Garden” in Your Apartment

How To Create a “Mini Water Garden” in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Okay, I hear you. “Water garden?!” From someone who struggles to keep any plant alive, I was looking for plants that take minimal maintenance but have the vibrant green color I was hoping to bring into my apartment. Unfortunately, most plants require ample sunlight, which limits my options since my windows don’t have huge window-sills…