Many people are under the impression that it’s not possible to grow their own food while living at One 51 Place. Actually, that’s not completely true. While you won’t be able to have a full-blown garden in your apartment, there are a number of smaller plants you can grow right in your apartment. If you have a green thumb, check out the list below to learn some plants you can grow in your apartment.
- Herbs – These are one of the easiest food items to grow in your apartment because they don’t take much space. Mint, basil, cilantro, and ginger are all fine examples of herbs that will do well when given a sunny spot to thrive. However, different herbs require different care, so be sure to do some quick research to learn how to care for your herbs.
- Scallions – The next time you buy scallions at the grocery store, save the white bottoms and place them in a cup of water. Put the cup on a sunny windowsill and watch new scallions grow in a matter of days.
- Lemons – Purchase a dwarf lemon tree at a nursery and plant it in a pot with soil specifically for citrus trees. The pot you use should have several holes in the bottom, and you can add stones in the drainage dish to provide better circulation.
Of course, be sure to keep any surfaces that you place your plants on clean and dry. It’s also a good idea to get a mat of some sort to place under the plants to protect your floors and windowsills.
One 51 Place’s apartments for rent in Alachua, FL, are plenty spacious, so you’ll have the room to grow plants indoors. And, when you’ve grown food ready for consumption, our large kitchens are ideal for cooking. For more information about our apartments, call us today or come by our leasing office.