One of the tradeoffs of living in a condo of prime Chicago Real Estate is that you may get beautiful city and lake views, like in the Gold Coast, but you’re not able to take advantage of a yard like people in the suburbs. However, the lack of space doesn’t mean you can’t have your very own garden in your apartment. With the help of these innovative indoor gardens, you can exercise your green thumb and grow plants in your home. Other than adding plush greenery, houseplants are beneficial for the people who grow them as well – they help filter pollutants from the air, improve air quality through photosynthesis, and help people concentrate. So, grab your trowel and watering can and get to work creating your own personal garden.
The Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden makes growing fresh herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flowers easy and hassle-free. There’s no need to measure the soil, water the plants, or make sure they get enough sunlight. To use it, you buy “plant capsules” that contain seeds and “smart soil” that provide the best combination of oxygen and nutrients. Just fill the basin of the garden with water, plug in Click & Grow and watch your plants sprout. Click & Grow offers a wide variety of different plants you can grow, including basil, cilantro, mint, tomatoes, strawberries, and more.
With the help of the IKEA SOCKER greenhouse growing plants indoors has never been easier. The greenhouse fits about three plants inside, and is ideal for smaller spaces, such as a windowsill or shelf. The benefits of using a greenhouse to grow plants include providing a secure space for your plants to grow undisturbed, away from pets and bugs, as well as keeping the temperature stable within the glass walls.
This stylish and rustic wall mounted garden from Etsy is both functional and beautiful. Save space in your condo or apartment by growing your plants vertically. Buy these wooden shelves individually, and hang whatever plants you like on it. Labelling your plants with chalkboard paint is an added touch that would make this garden look even better.
Propping up this vertical ladder garden would be an excellent space-saving addition to any condo. With five planters to use, this product is ideal for anyone who is an aspiring gardener, but lacks the space to explore their passion.
Developed by a Chicago couple that was looking to make indoor gardening easier, this mason jar flower garden is hydroponic, meaning that it doesn’t require any soil to grow. Besides being easy to use, the multicolored Mason jars are a beautiful way to add color and flair, especially when the flowers are fully grown.
With the help of these adorable planters, you can grow your very own Flower in a Can. Just add water and sunlight, and watch your flowers spring to life. They come in five varieties – pansies, dahlias, geraniums, sunflowers, and impatiens.
The Brio Aquaponics System is described as a “living sculpture” that combines living plants and fish in one ecosystem. This garden is part aquarium and part greenhouse, with the plants absorbing the waste from the fish and using the water from the aquarium. It also comes with an LED attachment that provides an ample amount of light needed for the plants to grow. If you want the feeling of bringing the outdoors inside, then this is a purchase worth making.
Living in the city doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy nature in your home. Besides being therapeutic and calming, gardening is also rewarding. With these options, there isn’t a better time to start putting together your perfect in-home garden.