Indoor gardens are collections of plants that you grow within your living space.
Whether your aim is to beautify your apartment or to grow some berries, herbs or vegetables, indoor gardens or a good option for you. There are dozens of different ways you can fit a sizable indoor garden in the limited space you have. The following are some simple DIY indoor garden ideas that you can easily set up without worrying about the cost or space.
Turn your window into a garden
This simple indoor garden is in form of a grill which can easily be mounted over any window in your apartment or house. The grill has hooks on which small planting pots can be hanged. You can use clear transparent planting pots, or you can select pots of any color.
Your own hanging garden
All you need is some strong wire a few pieces of wood to create this hanging garden. The garden should be suspended from the ceiling near walls, corners or partitions in your livings space. This garden is great for plants with tendrils, although it can also be used to grow herbs and flowers.
Wall mounted indoor garden
This simple garden only requires wall brackets that can hold the planting pots. It is a great option for living spaces with extensive walls or few windows. You can install as many wall brackets as you want, and you can grow pretty much any plant or vegetable in the matching pots.
Grow herbs in cans
After you have eaten your canned beans or fruit, there is no need to toss out those metal cans. They are great for growing herbs, and they can be placed anywhere in the house including on table tops or shelves.
Wedding cake style indoor garden
Indoor gardens are all about optimizing your limited space, and this garden, created to look like a storied wedding cake, does that perfectly. It can be used to grow decorative plants, and its biggest advantage is the fact that each pot is wide enough to grow multiple plants.
Wood mounted indoor garden
To create this garden, all you need is a piece of wood, a few sizable glass bottles and copper braces to hold the bottles in position. The pots are placed at an angle to ensure the plants have enough room to grow.
A collection of canned plants
Cans of different shapes and sizes can be arranged in this manner, and they can be used to grow many different herbs and spices. The cans have holes in the bottom for drainage, so they have to be placed on top of the basin with stones.
Wicker indoor garden
The plants are grown in pots or containers that are then fitted inside special wicker baskets. You can arrange as many of these plants as you want on a table top in your house.
Pet feeder indoor garden
If you have too many pet plates and feeders, you can easily re-purpose them as planting pots. Your cat or dog won’t mind if you turn a few of those feeders into tiny indoor gardens that you can then arrange on your window sill or other surfaces.
Makeshift window-shelf indoor garden
Grills and hooks are not the only things you can use to hang planting pots on your window. This makeshift shelf is fitted with saucers on which you can arrange your potted plants in such a way that they get the maximum sunlight exposure.
With a little creativity, you can turn your lamb into a garden. Cutting a few holes into the base of the lamp can give you the chance to grow a whole bunch of plants in just one lamp so that you have a whole assortment of herbs on your lamp-stand.
Gutter style indoor garden
This garden can be made from old pieces of rain gutter, and it is mounted on a wall using brackets. The gutters can be installed in several layers, and a number of plants can be grown in each one of them.
Compact indoor wall garden
This garden is more economical in terms of space than most other indoor gardens. In fact, it occupies such a small space that it can be mounted on the kitchen wall next to the fridge.
Multi-layered stand for potted plants
This stand has multiple levels on which potted plants can be arranged. The stand can be moved around the room, which allows you to change your mind on where to locate your garden.
Plants in a jar
If you have a plant that requires a lot of humidity, your best option may be to grow it inside one of those jars you use to keep your cereals fresh. This option is great for mossy plants, as long as there is some space left between the jar and the lid for air circulation.
You can easily turn the rails over your stair landing and the surrounding space into a massive indoor garden. You can arrange multiple pots there and grow all sorts of flowers and herbs in them, and just let your whole living space overflow with the color green.
Shelves full of plants
Instead of books and other items, turn your entire storage shelf into a garden. You can arrange dozens of potted plants of all kinds on multiple levels, and practically make yourself an indoor botanical garden.
Ceramic pots on a window sill
Some plants are good at retaining water, so all they need is a shallow ceramic pot with some soil in it. A collection of these decorative plants can be neatly arranged on your window sill.
The bathroom is a great place for an indoor garden because water is just within arm’s length. Scented plants can be used to keep your bathroom fresh at all times.
Wooden rack indoor garden
Wooden racks come in many shapes and forms, although this A shaped rack is a popular choice among indoor garden enthusiasts. The rack can be placed in a corner or next to a window, and you can put drainage trays on top of each shelf to prevent dripping on the floor.
Entire wall indoor garden
You can turn a whole wall into an indoor garden by positioning multiple shelves and racks along the wall and placing as many potted plants as you want on them. The top shelf should be reserved for the taller plants because it is roomier.
Glassware indoor garden
If you have excess glassware lying around, you can easily convert them into pots for growing plants. You can grow plants in your fishbowls and wine glasses, and then arrange them in such a way that they give your living space an artsy feel.
Wall unit indoor garden
You can grow your entire indoor garden in a special wall unit made just for that purpose. Arrange the pots in the wall unit and let the plants grow out so that the leaves cover the entire open area of the wall unit.
Corner indoor garden
You can arrange multiple potted plants in one corner of your living space, on the floor or on a piece of furniture. Corners with enough sunlight exposure are preferable. These gardens are great for flowers and decorative plants.