You don’t need a backyard or a large plot of land to grow your own plants.
As our creative Bunnings Workshop community members have shown, there are many ways to grow plants in an apartment, regardless of its size.
Below are some examples for inspiration. Let us know if you have any questions.
1. Make a terrarium
Terrariums are low-maintenance indoor gardens that don't take up too much space and can make impressive gifts or table features. Check out these easy-care terrariums shared by Workshop member Michelle (@mich1972).
Plants in hanging baskets and pots can be a delightful feature for your home. They can add colourful flowers, relaxing greenery, privacy and even fresh herbs and vegetables to eat. Check out Michelle’s colourful hanging basket for inspiration.
Using plant stands to grow indoor plants is a great way to maximise limited space in an apartment. Timber plant stands by @joineryjo are easy to make and can add a striking design element to indoor and outdoor spaces.
Vertical gardens on balconies can provide more space for growing herbs, flowers and vegetables. Community member @Darren turned a plain brick wall into an attractive feature with five rows of terracotta pots ready for planting. Remember to always check with your local building authority before placing pots or planters in your balcony to avoid any safety risks.
Depending on your space, you could set up a hydroponic garden in your apartment. Hydroponic gardening involves growing plants in water instead of soil. Nurhadi (@Prof) is growing hydroponic plants like tomatoes and lettuce and has shared his experiences.