February 23, 2021

Bring nature inside your home by building your indoor garden

Since gardening is not just for outdoors anymore, bringing it inside your home will be enjoyable and therapeutic. An indoor garden is the best way to start your green-thumb journey, whether it is purely for enjoyment or practicality. 

Let’s take a look at these tips that will help you build a successful indoor garden. 

Choose the right plants

Not all plants will thrive indoors. Consider the location where your garden will be to determine which plants will be able to grow in this type of environment. The amount of sunlight the plants will get, the temperature of the space, and the size of plants are some factors that will help you in choosing the right plants. 

How much light does it need?

Keep in mind that plants have different light requirements. Some may thrive in sunlight, some in a shaded place, and some in just an ample amount of light. If your space does not have enough natural light, you can use grow lights or artificial lights to provide the needed amount of light.

Know the watering frequency

The frequency of watering will depend on what type of plants you have. Some plants require more water than others: some require water every day, and some do not. Some plants prefer watering from above, and some prefer bottom watering for it to soak into the lowest roots. Avoid destroying your plants by overwatering it. Also, take into consideration the temperature and humidity of the room because the required amount of water will depend on these factors.

Use the right soil

Know which plants you will grow to determine which soil to use for it. For indoor potted plants, they need to be light and fluffy to drain the water properly; for plants with direct sunlight, medium weight soil is best to retain moisture; and for plants that will not be directly in sunlight, such as hanging plants, light soil will be recommended. 

Fertilize regularly

The nutrients available in an indoor environment isn’t enough to sustain the required nutrients of the plants. Figure out what fertilizer would be the best to use in your plant for them to grow bountifully. Avoid overfertilizing the plants. Regularly use fertilizer depending on the needs of the plants.

Indoor gardening can be beneficial in many ways. Aside from sprucing up your home and giving out aesthetic beauty, indoor gardening can improve your overall well-being and productivity. It can act as a natural air purifier that breathes out oxygen and filters airborne pollutants such as dust and germs. 

Plants can also increase concentration and satisfaction, which results in productivity. Having an indoor garden also promotes sustainability as it can reduce energy use and produce fresh organics. 

Start your green-thumb journey now, and experience the benefits that it will offer in your life.