A Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Gardening
So you’ve finally decided to start an indoor garden? Great! I’m sure in your deciding you’ve realized that indoor plants have a so many benefits to offer. After all, you get to choose from a variety of options, from the growing method to the type of plants to grow indoors to suit your family’s needs.
However, when choosing the right plants for indoor gardening, it is important to go the extra mile. In other words, whatever you decide to grow will also contribute (or take away from) the beauty of your home. Let’s talk about a few important tips to get started:
Selecting the Right Plants
Now that you have decided to grow indoors, your options can be somewhat limited because not all the plants
can grow successfully indoors – can you image growing corn or sunflowers indoors? So, there are some limitations.
Now you know the importance of your keeping your gardening space in mind when choosing the appropriate plants for your indoor garden. You will also have to think about the amount of light that each plant needs and will get. Other things to consider are the temperature, the size of the plants, and the age at which they can be harvested.
Understand the Requirements of Your Plants
The gardening options though can increase in other ways. You don’t have to worry so much about garden pests, bad weather, or the time of the year you can plant certain plants.
It’s recommended you start with a plant that you’re already familiar with. Although every plant requires sunlight, water, and nutrients, there are still other requirements for the plants. Here is more information on indoor gardening, another site to visit for more information is Overtopinfo, they also share tips on indoor gardening.
Don’t Over Water Your Plants
The watering frequency of every plant can be different from others. When gardening indoors you water less than if the plants were exposed to the elements. How often will be determined by their environment – you may only need to water them every few days or it could be more if the air is dry and warm. Remember to check them just like you do your outdoor plants by putting into finger into the soil about one inch and if it’s dry then water.
Most indoor plants will thrive at a temperature between 65 degrees to 75 degrees. Keep in mind, their growth will be affected by the temperature to which they are exposed.
Know the Light Requirements of Your Plant
When discussing houseplants, each of them can require a different amount of sunlight. You may be surprised to know that some plants will require more sunlight, whereas some will require less.
You can choose to use grow lights or if you have enough south facing sun coverage in your home, you can often just use that. Just make sure you have enough sun to cover all your plants for the amount of time they need it each day. Most plants require 6-8 hours of sunlight a day to thrive.
Plan to Re-Pot Your Plant
Repotting your plants as they grow will be essential to their health. Just remember to refresh the soil and change the soil when needed to keep your plants happy and healthy.