Indoor gardening is becoming increasingly preferred by many. You are probably one of these people and are looking for tips on how you can be successful in this venture. Here are some tips to help you find this success. Your indoor garden will flourish giving your home better aesthetic appeal and the plants give their intended benefits; be it flowers that give a good scent in the home or vegetables you can cook in the kitchen.
Choose the spot where you place the plants wisely
Plants require light and considerably high temperatures and so they need to be placed in an area that ensures they get these. Place plants near windows, doors and other areas where the plants can get the much sunlight they need. Avoid shady areas as these will hinder the plants from getting enough light needed for photosynthesis. Avoid placing the plants on equipment that produce heat such as radiators. However, the exact needs will differ from one plant to the other. For instance, a good place to grow plants that love wet areas like ferns is in the bathroom. Alternatively, you can buy grow room packages online.
Diversify the plants you grow
Do not just grow one kind of plant in your indoor garden. Instead, mix plants of different colors, sizes and shapes. This will make it easy to economize on space while still being able to grow what you need. Once you have decided on what you plant, confirm what their needs are and arrange them so that each gets what it needs for optimal growth.
Bigger containers are better
Do not be fooled into thinking that small plants only require small pots. While this may hold true for some plants it is but a misconception. Big pots ensure that there is a lot of soil hence enough nutrients for the plant. The water retention capacity is also more and there is more space for the roots to grow.
It is up to you to add nutrients and water for the plants to thrive
Unlike an outdoor garden which can be left to be controlled by nature, you cannot just leave an indoor garden to the mercies of nature. It is up to you to provide the plants with the nutrients they need through the addition of fertilizers. Only apply the kind of fertilizer that is recommended and in the recommended amounts. It is up to you to decide whether to use organic or artificial fertilizers.
As for watering your plants it needs to be done often but without overwatering the plants. Only add enough water in the soil to ensure it is moist but not soggy. As to how often you water the plants it will be determined by the temperatures out there. For an outdoor garden watering the soil would be enough but for indoor gardening you need to do more plants require humidity for the leaves to thrive. This is an issue because at times the air in our homes can become too dry. When this happens, get a hold of a spray bottle and fill it with water. Use this to apply the water on the plant’s top parts. You can also choose to invest in a humidifier for the entire room.