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Growing Spices in Your Apartment Garden

Growing Spices in Your Apartment Garden

Growing Spices in Your Apartment Garden


Growing spices in your apartment’s garden is a great way to enjoy the freshness of herbs and spices. Here at The Mayfair Gainesville, our apartments for rent in Gainesville, FL come equipped with plenty of outdoor space for you to grow your own indoor spice garden! Read on to learn how you can get started.

Choose the Right Containers

The first step to growing an indoor spice garden is choosing the right containers. You will want to choose a container that has ample drainage holes and is big enough for the plants’ roots. We recommend using ceramic or plastic containers as they are lightweight and easy to move around. Remember that if your container is too small, you won’t have enough room for the plants’ roots, which can stunt its growth.


Create a Self-Watering System

Creating a self-watering system is important because it ensures that your plants get the right amount of water without having any runoff that could damage your floors or furniture. To make a self-watering system, drill several holes into the bottom of each container and place them inside a tray filled with water. This will allow the soil in each container to soak up only as much water as it needs from the tray below it.

You may also want to consider setting up an irrigation system to take care of your plants while you’re away from home or when you don't have time to check them regularly. Automated systems like those offered by PlantLink allow you to monitor and control moisture levels remotely so that you always know when your plants need watering or fertilizing.

Select Your Herbs & Spices

Once you have chosen containers and set up an irrigation system, you are ready to select what herbs and spices you would like in your garden. Consider herbs like basil, parsley, oregano, chives, mint, cilantro, dill, rosemary and thyme; these all do well indoors with adequate sun exposure. For spices like turmeric and ginger – both of which require more shade – try planting them near windowsills where they will receive indirect sunlight but still maintain their flavor profile while growing indoors! Additionally, some vegetables such as bell peppers do well indoors too!



Growing an indoor spice garden is a great way to enjoy fresh herbs and spices all year round! At The Mayfair Gainesville, we provide plenty of outdoor space for customers looking for apartments for rent in Gainesville, FL so they can grow their own gardens with ease! Follow these steps outlined above and start harvesting fresh herbs & spices from your very own garden today! Contact us now if you would like more information about our apartments or rental options here at The Mayfair Gainesville! We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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