How to grow a herb garden if you live in a rental

 In Property management

Renters, we have good news: You don’t need to wait until you have a mortgage to produce your own produce, you can do it right now at your rental. Here’s how:

1. Use a large pot or raised garden bed

As a renter, it’s best to avoid planting anything valuable in the garden, or anything you would like to take with you to your next home. Make your gardens easy to deconstruct and transport.

2. Sunlight

For the renters with no super sunny spots on offer, we hate to break it to you, but it will be very tricky to grow your own ingredients. In short, you will require a balcony or garden that receives a very good dose of sunlight throughout the day.

3. Use good quality soil

Generally, the more expensive they are, the better they are and the more nutrients they contain.

4. Water well

When growing herbs and vegetables in temporary structures like pots or raised garden beds, the body of soil will dry out quicker from the outside in so be conscious as to where you plant each variety.

5. Consider seasonality

Most herbs don’t grow in the winter months, but during the other warmer seasons they are bound to thrive. For best results, aim to plant your herb garden in the spring to give yourself the best chance to create.

6. Pest and disease management

One of the benefits of growing a herb garden at a rental property is the ease of pest and disease management. Typically, herb gardens in rentals would be smaller than those of homeowners which means you have less to look after, and as a result, it’s easier to manage pests and diseases.

Jackson Bell – The piece missing from your Investment Property

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