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If there’s one thing that lockdown has certainly made us all do it’s look at how we can get the most out of our home environments.
Many people in the UK don’t have gardens and instead are restricted to balconies or window sills if they want to grow any plants. While you might think that this limits your options in terms of creating your own green space, there is a surprising amount you can do.
Whether you have a balcony, a small patio or just window sills, you can buy hydroponic equipment online to help you get set up and growing.
A recent article for the Bournemouth Echo offered some tips on how to create a natural sanctuary at your home.
One of the most important things to consider, according to Ula Maria, a former RHS Young Designer of the Year winner, is the light levels in your space. She explained that you need to consider “how much sun you get and where the shade falls” when deciding which plants to choose for your space.
She also explained that just because you only have a small space, like a balcony or small patio, doesn’t mean you only have to grow small plants. On a balcony, for instance, she recommended “tall-growing perennials” as these can have a big impact.
An article for Ideal Home, meanwhile, recently offered some advice for growing vegetables in pots.
It suggested that window sills are ideal spots for growing herbs like basil and coriander, while dwarf varieties of tomatoes are another good option if you don’t have a lot of room but are keen to grow some of your own produce.