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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Ideas for Your Condo Garden

Transform your balcony into a little green sanctuary


Even if you live in a condo unit, you can still have the garden that you've always wanted! With just a couple of household items, your favorite plants, and your resourcefulness—you can maintain a mini garden in your balcony.

Let these five easy ideas show you how.

Main photos from: Meet Mina and Tatertots & Jello.

Turn bottles into unique planters

If you have tons of plastic bottles around the unit, put them to good use by turning them into planters. While were used to seeing the lower half of the bottle used in some gardens, reduce waste by recycling the upper part, too! 

To do this, cut the bottle in half. Repot your plant into the upper part of the bottle. Use the lower half as a catch basin when you water your plants.

Photo from Pinterest.

Create a mini herb garden

You can create a stacked herb garden that you can place in the balcony or kitchen. For this project, you'll need pots or containers, your herbs, some markets, and paint (if you prefer to paint your pots). This project is perfect if you want your herbs in one place to save on space.

Click here for the instructions.

Photo from Fancy Frugal Life.

Mason jar garden

We've made a couple of posts highlighting how useful mason jars are at home. For this project, you don't have to buy new jars. You can simply recycle old ones in your kitchen. Just make sure you clean them thoroughly first.

The challenge for this project is the drainage system. How can you water your plants if you cannot drill holes at the bottom of the jar? To solve this, you can add broken small pieces of terracotta pots at the bottom of the jar. Click here for the step-by-step guide.

Photo from Meet Mina.

Mini Greenhouse

If you want to take care of different kinds of plants in different planters, you can have a small greenhouse-like cabinet. You can even propagate seeds and cuttings if you have one in your balcony. Click here to learn more.

Photo from Remodelista.

Teacup Planters

Turn old teacups into cute planters that you can place in the kitchen. Paint them in pastel colors before drilling holes at the bottom. Use saucers to catch the drips. You may place the planters by the windowsill near the sink.

Photo from Brit + Co via Better Homes and Gardens.


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