Beginning Your Indoor Garden

If you live in a small apartment, or you’re just looking for a way to bring the outdoors indoors, planting inside is for you. Indoor plants will help cleanse your air, improve the look of your home, and can spruce up your meals f you grow edible plants. Plants can take up a much or as little space as you want — you can use your windowsill, or an entire room. It just depends on what you want to plant.

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Best Plants For Indoor Planting

There are four types of plants that are great for indoors: flowers, fruits and vegetables, herbs, and hearty plants. Of course you can grow any plant in your home as long as you take care of it.

Flowers

Beautiful floral window boxes can be a perfect way to add color and life into your home. The best flowers to grow in window boxes are: pansies, petunias, impatiens, french marigolds, and geraniums.

Fruits and Vegetables

You can plant fruits vegetables in your house in little planter boxes, and eat fresh produce that you grew yourself. Great indoor produce includes: beans, peas, avocado, tomatoes, carrots, lemons, mushrooms, scallions, and peppers.

Herbs

Growing an indoor herb garden can help you spruce up your meals with a natural taste. In order to thrive, herbs need a lot of sunlight, so find a window with a lot of sun to create your herb garden in. Herbs also cannot sit in soil that is too damp, or they will die, so get planters that have proper drainage. Popular herbs are: basil, rosemary, cilantro, chives, oregano, parsley, sage, ginger, thyme, rosemary, and mint. If you are unfamiliar with planting, it may be a wise idea to start with a few of your favorite herbs and make sure that you can help them thrive before you start a full-fledged herb garden.

Hearty Plants

Hearty plants like succulents are easy to grow and don’t require a lot of maintenance. Easy to grow plants include: cacti, aloe vera, crown of thorns, hens-and-chicks, and jade plant.

Growing Tips

Make Sure Your Plants Get Enough Light

Every plant needs a different amount of sunshine, so make sure that you give your plants what they need. So how can you tell if your plants aren’t getting enough sunlight? Watch for these signs: the leaves on your plant will cup upward, the new growth on your plant is less green, or has become leggy, the leaves fall, or the plant is growing towards the light. If this is happening, move your plants into the light, move any barriers such as curtains, and make sure that you remove any dust on your plants. It may be necessary to use LED grow lights to make sure that your plants get the light they need.

You can give your houseplants too much light. Many houseplants come from jungle floors, so direct sunlight may be too much for them. Signs of too much light include: leaves that turn pale or look scorched, wilted leaves (even if you water it enough), or leaves that are dry and break off. If your plants are getting too much light, move them a little further away from the window, and possibly put a sheer curtain or screen to protect it from the light.

Make Sure Your Plants Get Enough Water

Giving your plant too much water and giving them too much water are the best ways to kill plants. Check your plants every 3-4 days to make sure that the soil is still damp. If it is not, pour water into the soil until it starts to seep out of the bottom. Let it soak up the water for about thirty minutes, then dump out the excess. Just make sure that your plant really does need water, as overwatering can rot the roots, making it impossible for your plant to get the nutrients it needs.

Make Sure That The Conditions In Your Home Are Right

Many house plants need humidity to survive, so if your leaves start to curl and dry, spray your plants with a water bottle once a week or put a humidifier in the room with your plants. Some plants need less humidity and some need more, make sure you give your plants the humidity they need. Also make sure that the temperature in your home is warm enough, as many houseplants come from subtropical climates. Luckily, most homes fit 65-75℉ that plants need to thrive.

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