Your Guide to Apartment Gardening

March 15, 2024

Guide to Apartment Gardening – Summit Properties.

Whether you’re an experienced gardener or a beginner hoping to develop a green thumb, apartment gardening can seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, with careful plant selection, patience, and time, you can grow an apartment garden you’ll be proud to show off.

How to Grow Plants in Apartments

Growing plants indoors isn’t as difficult as you might think. If you don’t have reliable access to sunlight in your apartment, you may want to invest in a grow lamp to allow you to grow a large variety of plants without consistent sunlight. Otherwise, if your apartment is low light, select plants that don’t require much sunlight to grow. With plenty of water and light, growing plants in an apartment is easy!

What are the Best Plants for Apartments?

When it comes to choosing the best plants for apartments, consider low-maintenance options that thrive in indoor environments with limited sunlight. If you choose the right plants and place them in the right conditions, your apartment garden will thrive. Plenty of houseplants, herbs, flowers, and fruits and vegetables can be grown indoors. Some popular choices include:


Herbs growing in an apartment.

If you’ve ever added fresh herbs to your meal, you know that the flavour is superior to anything prepackaged. Thankfully, it’s easy to grow your own herbs indoors. Herbs like rosemary and basil are great choices when you have access to consistent sunlight. For lower light apartments, parsley, thyme, and mint can also work, though they still need a few hours of sun daily.


Tomatoes growing inside an apartment.

Growing vegetables indoors is trickier, but don’t give up! Smaller veggies like lettuce, kale, and compact tomatoes can thrive indoors if they receive the proper sunlight. Larger vegetables may simply require a larger plot, so be sure you have the appropriate space available!

Low-Light Houseplants

Low-light houseplants in an apartment.

If you have less than 4 hours of sunlight per day in your apartment, or you only have indirect sunlight, low-light houseplants are your best bet for nurturing your indoor garden. Flowers like peace lilies and African violets thrive with minimal light, and you can add greenery with plants like heart-leaf philodendrons and snake plants. Bonus: some of these plants also require minimal watering.

Indoor Gardening Tips & Tricks

The key to any successful apartment garden is patience and diligence. Use soil designed for use on indoor plants, fertilize your soil on a set schedule, and be sure to water your plants regularly.

While you can easily grow plants indoors using regular gardening pots, hydroponic gardens are another great way to tackle apartment gardening. Hydroponic gardens don’t require soil; instead, your plants grow in water, and they receive the nutrients they need from plant food. There are several hydroponic garden setups on the market that deliver everything your plants need (including light) to thrive indoors, and sometimes they may even grow faster in these environments.

It’s crucial for pet owners to be mindful of the plants they bring into their apartment gardens, as some can be toxic to animals. To ensure a safe environment for your pets, download this helpful infographic on the 10 Common Toxic Plants for Pets.

If you want to learn more about indoor gardening and find the best plants in London, check out these community resources:

Discover Your Perfect Apartment Gardening Space with Summit Properties

Our spacious, modern apartments are the perfect place to cultivate your own apartment garden! Contact us today to book a viewing with one of our leasing agents and find the home that’s right for you.