You don’t need an outdoor space to grow plants. Trust me. This is 17 Clever Gardening Tips For City Living. By Alibhe Malone. 1. Turn a pallet upright for shelved planting. If you’re lucky enough to have some balcony space, make the most of it by going vertical. 1.Find a Pallet 2.Collect Your Supplies: Two large bags of potting soil, 16 six packs of annual flowers (one six pack per opening on the face of the pallet, and two six packs per opening on the top of the completed pallet garden), a small roll of landscape fabric, a staple gun, staples, and sand paper. 3. Get Your Pallet into Shape 4. Let the Stapling Begin! Decide which side of the pallet will be the bottom when the pallet garden is completed and leaning against the wall. 5. Planting and 6. Caring your Pallet 2. Layer planters for maximum effect. If you only have a small corner of space, then stack terracotta planters for overflowing flowers. Highly recommend using Soil Moist to help keep the plants hydrated. In the hot summer months, flowers planted in containers dry out rapidly. It can happen so quickly in July and August that container plants may need to be watered twice a day. Keep in mind that plants in terracotta pots dry out even faster than other containers because the clay wicks away a lot of the moisture. Soil Moist is great because it almost doubles the time needed between waterings. 3. Hang plants using a shoe organiser. Build upwards, not outwards, and repurpose a shoe organiser as a planter. 1. Prepare: – Hanging pocket shoe organiser. – Pole and attachments ( curtain pole or pipe fittings, screws). – Strong metal saucepan or utensil hanging hooks – Selection of plants or seeds… e.g. mixed leaf salad, herbs,sorrel, peas, mini tomatoes. – Compost of a good quality moisture holding type. – 2″x2″ wood and Trough planter to catch drips. Step 2: Attach pole to shed or wall Step 3:Attach hanging shoe store Step 4: Test drainage Step 5: Fill each pocket with compost Step 6: Add plants or seeds Step 7; Drip aid Use a piece of wood to make sure the excess water drips into the trough below. and finnally: Step 8: Maintain a healthy hanging veg plot. More detail at instructables. 4. Use wine crates as a raised bed. Great for a small balcony. No balcony? Don’t worry- if you have a wide windowsill, then you could use mini-wine crates as a windowbox. 5. No outdoor space at all? Take to the ceiling. Ryan Taylor’s ‘Babylon Lights’ planted light fixture is perfect for any room. Grow herbs, or trailing blossoms. 6. Combine greenery with your existing furniture. Siesta Studio’s ‘green lamp’ is part lamp, part flower pot. 7. Think small, with succulents. Small jars or glasses filled with soil and succulents can make pretty terrariums. 8. An IKEA morkt lantern can become a planter. It can then be hung wherever you like- outside or inside. Step 1: find an open area. Lay your newspaper as you will get the floor dirty. vRoll the plant pots on their sides so that it will loosen the soil and allow you to remove the plant easily and gently. You don’t want to damage the roots. Step 2: Arrange all your plants neatly or the way you want it. Step 3: Top up the sides with the additional soil as the lantern is quite big. Final: here’s how it looks like after you have finished the Project.. This is how it looks at night.. and this is how it looks at day 9. Hang living herbs over the sink for easy access. An IKEA bar and hook system means you can have living herbs instead of dried ones. Materials: ORE Shower Curtain Rod, FINTORP Cutlery Caddy, BYGEL S-Hook Step 1: Purchased Supplies (including small pots of plants) Step 2: Spray painted hooks and caddy holder to match the color of the curtain rod and last Step 3: Assemble More detail inside info area 10. Or you can hang them on a board in mason jars. Materials and instruction at camillestyles.com 11. Or plant as normal and keep them by the sink. 12. Mason jars make pretty planters in general. This one has drainage in the bottom to make the plant more comfortable. The planter hangs 3 feet from the ceiling to the bottom of the mason jar. The quart Mason jar is 7 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide. 13. A macramÃ© hanger can hold a pot or a can. Or craft a Mason Jar Hanger like this Main Material needed: 18″ reclaimed wood mason jar hanger. from Urban Cycle TN 14. Also, these metal planters can hang from the ceiling. The metal is cut with tin snips, polished, and then heated for color. The metal is hand hammered in a round until I like the shape. Care is taken to make sure there are no burs or sharp edges. The wires are made of aviator cable rated to hold 220 lbs and are secured with aluminum crimped duplexes. Approximately 7 inches tall, and 12 inches in diameter, The wires add 18 inches. and The length of the wire can be easily adjusted. Or get this Stainless Steel 4″ Square Planter eco-friendly outdoor decor for $24. This planter is not water tight. Approximately 4” tall, 4” wide, and 4 “ deep. Due to the process of making each one separately there will be slight variations in the color and size. 15. These double ceiling-planters are awesome. The Twin bracket is aluminum and is painted in white. The bracket, hanging of a belt which height adjustable. The terracotta pot is satin white painted, and without a drainage hole. It is fixed with a screw which is included. Care: Adding a handful of small rocks to the bottom of your planter is an easy way to give that excess water somewhere to go to prevent your plants from drowning. You can also use it as pot covers. 16. For a more low-maintenance option, go for air plants. Tillandsia take their nutrients from air, not for soil. All you need to do is plant it in something (like a cork for example), and mist it two-three times a week. Direction: 1. Hit up your local mom-and-pop gardening shop for some air plants. 2. Take a paring knife and pierce the cork so that you’re essentially carving a circle. Note to self: be careful of fingers. 3. Scoop out the cork. Keep in mind the size of the plant in figuring out how deep and wide the opening should be. 4. Make sure to hot glue a magnet to the back. And don’t forget to mist once a week. And last, 17. Try a zen garden. Sand, stones and a little rake mean you can tend your garden no matter how small your living space. For $15 you’ll get; 1 10”x 4” black, wooden box 12 oz natural Idaho sand 1 deeply engraved 4″ River Rock 5 creek pebbles and 1 wooden rake As Alternative, have this $40 Mini Zen Garden planter for you main room. Seller has sealed this planter so wood won’t rot from water. You can also choose to leave it a natural wood color or to have it stain a rich dark brown. Dirt, rocks, and plant are not covered. A chance to explore your creativity. Done. As always, Like or share this little video, if it you think it deserved to get it. Comment it, if you have something to share in your mind. And please press subscribe button, if you want to support this channel. Thanks for watching.