Tips for creating an Indoor Garden
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Tips for creating an Indoor Garden

Here are some tips for creating an indoor garden.

Creating a garden in your home is a wonderful idea if you have space in your house. Not to mention that gardening can give a boost in mental health and confidence if you improve your skills and add some charm to your home design. Indoor gardens are the perfect remedy for those concerned that their outdoor garden will be ruined by winter and its harsh weather. Indoor gardens are also a good idea for city dwellers who want to bring a piece of nature into their urban space. Whether you have a big home or live in a small apartment, you can create your indoor garden.

Choosing a Location

Choose a location with the help of your designer. If you have a spare room or enough spare space in your home to convert it into an indoor garden, take into consideration the temperature of the room, the humidity, and the lighting.

You can improve the humidity of the room by placing a humidifier in the space. Change the temperature by adding LED lights. Enhance the natural light of the room by adding an extra window or widening the existing windows.

Transforming the Corners

Do you have any corners in your home that you have completely forgotten? Or are there corners that are empty and you do not know what to do with that space? Well, now you can transform those forgotten corners into garden rooms. Visualize the space in the corner and how your garden should look like. Find a carpenter or a designer to design the space for you. Turn it either into an English Garden setting, a tropical paradise, or a space for plants like succulents. Work with the designer to implement your idea and expand the space in the best possible way.

Choosing the Right Plant

Wondering how to choose the right plant for your indoor garden? Choose plants that will survive indoors. Visit a plant nursery and speak to the experts there, consider the plants’ needs and suited environment. If your space has less light, consider choosing plants that will strive in low light. If your area receives a lot of sunlight, consider choosing plants that can be kept on your window sill.

If you think you will not have enough time to water your plants, choose plants that need less water.

The Best Plants

It is a great idea to manage your garden easily in the house with a group of indoor plants that have similar needs in terms of light, humidity, temperature, and water usage.

Here are some plants that you can use indoors to create your indoor garden:

Plants for Low Light – Maidenhair fern, Snake plant, Dieffenbachia, Algerian ivies, English ivies, and Pothos.

Plants for Direct Sunlight – Jade plant, Cacti, Dwarf umbrella tree, Hibiscus ponytail palm, and Jasmine geraniums.

Plants for High Humidity – Baby’s tears, Boston ferns, umbrella grass plants, and paper reed plants.

Low-Water Plants – Sago palm, Red Aglaonema, and Ponytail palm.

Plants with air-cleaning properties (recommended for offices and living rooms) – Jade Plant, Kalanchoe, ZZ Plant, Peace Lily, and Boston Fern.

Winter Plants – Chinese Evergreen, ZZ Plant, Moth Orchid, Snake Plant, Ponytail Palm, Maidenhair Fern, Clivia, Moss Terrarium, Jade Plant, Christmas Cactus, Philodendrons, Succulents, Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, Aloe, Cacti and Desert Plants, and Wax Plant.

Growing Vegetables

You have seen most of the vegetables you eat day-to-day grown in the summer gardens i.e., outdoors. However, most of these vegetables can also grow indoors but require a lot of light.

Fruit-bearing trees require at least eight to ten hours of sunlight every day, whereas, vegetables require about four to six hours of sunlight. If your home does not get enough natural sunlight, you may have to invest in grow lights. Since vegetables also require deeper soil, you may also need bigger pots.

Some of the vegetables that you can grow in your indoor garden are:

  • Leafy Greens like spinach, kale, and arugula for salads
  • Green Onions
  • Carrots
  • Radish
  • Beets
  • Pepper Plants
  • Herbs including parsley, basil, sage, thyme, mint, oregano, chives, cilantro (coriander), and rosemary

Choosing Containers

Choose containers that are suited for your plants. Depending on what you plan to grow the size of the pots will vary. Try using separate containers for growing vegetables. Though herbs can be grown in the same container, make sure there is enough room.

Along with the size of the pot, which is important, the material also plays an important role. When growing plants indoors, choose plastic pots instead of clay. These are lightweight, can hold moisture longer, and with drainage holes to prevent the soil from getting oversaturated.

Contrary to popular belief, you do not need a huge yard to have a fantastic garden. Given the recent growing appeal of tiny houses and small, minimalist spaces, there are many ways to create a wonderful garden in a small space. If you live in a small apartment, a side garden (also called studio or planting area) can be as much as you can get away with pots and planters, or you can turn countertops into a garden area.

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