Grüne Ideen für den urbanen Garten - NIKIN EU

Green ideas for the urban garden

Your apartment doesn't have a large outdoor garden? No problem, that doesn't mean you have to give up gardening. To plant fresh herbs, vegetables and flowers, a place in the apartment or on the balcony is enough.

To garden in the apartment or on the balcony, you only need a few basic materials such as pots, soil, seeds or seedlings and a little sunlight. There are lots of simple instructions and tips online to get you started. No matter which greenery you choose, an important point is to water and fertilize the plants regularly. If you don't have a balcony, you can also grow your plants on the windowsill.

NIKIN tip: Another idea is to grow different types of plants in a vertical garden. This can consist of stacked pots or shelves and requires little space. It's also a great way to create a vibrant, green wall in your home.

Would you like some more inspiration? We introduce you to some herbs and plants that are easy to care for and that you can grow at home or on your balcony:

  1. Basil: This aromatic herb is not only delicious, but also easy to care for. It grows quickly, requires lots of sunlight and enough water. You can use it for pasta sauces, salads or pizza.


    Image: Basil herb with its delicate, oval leaves. 

  2. Parsley: Another herb that grows quickly and requires lots of sunlight. It can be used in many dishes, from soups to meat menus.


    Image: Parsley can grow tall and has a multitude of jagged leaves.

  3. Mint: Mint grows quickly and can thrive even in shady areas. Mint is also a versatile herb and can be used in teas, cocktails and desserts.


    Image: The mint not only smells good, but also has a characteristic texture. 

  4. Thyme: This herb requires a lot of sunlight and little water. It can be used for various dishes, including barbecues and vegetables.


    Image: Thyme has small, narrow leaves that grow close to the branches and are gray-green in color.

  5. Tomatoes: Tomatoes are relatively easy to grow and just need a lot of sunlight, enough water and a lot of love. There are different varieties, from cherry tomatoes to Roma tomatoes.


    Image: The cherry tomato - a classic. 

  6. Lettuce: Lettuce does not require much space and can be harvested quickly in good conditions. There are many different varieties, from arugula to spinach, that you can grow at home.


    Image: The lettuce with its large, juicy leaves. 

The great thing about urban gardening is that you not only produce fresh and healthy food, but you also build a connection with nature and reduce your ecological footprint. Last but not least, it has been proven that working with plants has positive effects on our mood and health. 

Sounds good? Then let’s start gardening! 

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