Guide to Indoor Gardening!
By Erin Rebello
Gardening is a great way to relieve stress and truly gives you the opportunity to care for something from seed to flower. However, as more and more people move into apartments and condominiums, it’s becoming just about impossible to cultivate a backyard flower field. As a result, many are turning to indoor gardens to get their daily dose of greenery. If you’re interested in creating a plant-haven in your own home, keep reading to learn more!
Things to Consider
Although it’s really quite simple to grow your own garden indoors, there are a few key essentials that are crucial to the success of your floral endeavours! For starters, make sure that you purchase a pot large enough for your plants. You should make sure to research this carefully in order to ensure that you’re giving your plants plenty of room to grow and thrive. Another thing to research is the type of soil to use for your plant. You shouldn’t just scoop some soil from outside into your flower pot and call it a day! While some gardens need a type of soil called loam soil, others need sand or silt, and it all depends on what you’re growing.
Another thing to remember is that indoor gardening is all about being resourceful and finding ways to creatively navigate any issues you may face. Also, since plants are meant to be grown outdoors, there are a lot of additional factors that you will have to make up for. For example, if you can’t give your plants direct sunlight, you could position them near a sunny south-facing window. Since your plants won’t receive any rain, you’ll need to remember to water them regularly. If your plants are accustomed to warmer temperatures, you should keep them in the warmest place of the house. In this way, you can ensure that your plants receive the best possible indoor care!
Grow it Yourself
To get you started on your gardening journey, here are a few great fool-proof flowers, herbs, veggies, and other plants to try for yourself!
Flowers are a great way to brighten up any room and get some much needed greenery into your life! These bursts of colour can be grown in pots around your home, and are usually sold partially or fully-grown so you won’t need to sow the seeds yourself! Easy peasy!
- African Violets
- Black eyed Susans
Growing herbs work well if you’re a master in the kitchen and absolutely need the very freshest for your dishes! Herbs also grow fairly quickly, and can be easily dried for future projects!
If you’re patient and ready for a challenge you might want to consider growing some simple vegetables indoors! You’ll have to do lots of research and be very careful with your plants, however, you’ll find that the end result is quite delicious!
- Cherry or grape tomatoes
Succulents, cacti, and houseplants are safe bets for indoor gardening. They’re usually easy to grow and maintain, and will fill any space with life!
- Spider plant
- Snake plant
- Chinese money plant
- Bunny ear cacti
- Slow-growing bamboo
- Peace Lily