Is it possible to have the garden even living in an apartment? In fact, as is well known, the land for a garden in an apartment as not possible due to a limited extent.
However, there is no word impossible if the intention was made to get the green areas even very limited extent. Prof Wee Yeow Chin's research, scientists in Singapore Trees proved, every tree in an area can provide a supply of oxygen and also reduce carbon dioxide pollution in the vicinity.
Needs to reduce carbon dioxide around the dwelling can be anticipated to grow plants, including the vertical occupancy. Generally, on a small tree with an area of 37.5 square meter can produce as much oxygen as 0.425 pounds per hour, and reduce carbon dioxide as much as 0.575 pounds per hour.
Meanwhile, medium-sized tree has an area of 75 square meters can produce as much oxygen as 0.85 pounds per hour and reduce carbon dioxide as much as 1.115 pounds per hour. Large tree with an area of 150 square meters of 1.7 kilograms per hour of oxygen and reduce carbon dioxide was 2.3 kilogram per hour.
So, how to create a garden in an apartment?
You can use the balcony area usually measuring 1 meter x 1.5 meter. Indeed, in this area is not possible to plant large trees or woody plants. But, instead, you can plant smaller plants or vines.
However, you should be sure to choose plants with easy and simple maintenance such as watering pretty regularly. The species of plants to choose from are lightweight, easily grown vertically, as well as effectively resist dust.
As for some types of plants you can choose the Vernonia elaeafnifolia or familiarly called Creeper curtain. In addition, there are morning glory, mandevilla and cat tears.
Not just flowers, because the vegetables can you plant in the garden area is called a vertical garden. Choice of vegetables in this garden include onions, spinach, kale, caisim, pakcoy, beans or tomatoes.
To grow in height as a balcony, at least you need to prepare a planting medium light but reliable power. Light of factors required for the position of the high balcony, and is unable to withstand heavy loads. Growing media such as coconut shells that have been dried, rockwool, styrofoam, and chaff can be your choice.
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