A Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Gardening

By on April 5, 2021

Do you find the concept of indoor gardening attractive? If you think that growing a thriving garden indoors is complicated or time-consuming, we are here to dispel this myth. Indoor gardens are a popular trend, so there are many products and services designed to help people bring a touch of greenery into their homes. Whether you’re living in a house with little outdoor space or in an apartment, you can transform your indoor space into a green oasis. 

Read on to discover our beginner’s guide to indoor gardening. 

What Do Plants Need? 

Plants are living organisms, and their specific needs are easily fulfilled in outdoor conditions. When you take them inside, things become a bit more complicated. To make an indoor environment fit for plants, you have to make a few vital adjustments to your space. To thrive, plants need the following: 

Light 

You probably think that you should put the plants near a window that receives plenty of natural light. Unfortunately, very few apartments and houses receive enough natural light to cover the needs of growing plants. Daylight hours vary too much for the sun to be a consistent source of light for your plants. Thus, you have to use artificial lights to cover this basic need. 

Water 

Without water, plants cannot consume the nutrients in the soil. Watering your plants is the most frequent activity you have to do. However, the watering frequency depends on the type of herbs, vegetables, or decorative plants you decide to grow. Many automatic systems can take care of your plants without you having to play an active role. If you have an AeroGarden, you can place the seeds inside and program the system to provide your plants with water and lighting. This electronic system is an exceptionally convenient alternative to traditional gardening. 

Growing Environment  

Some plants can grow in water, but most of them prefer soil. They dig their roots into the soil for stability, but they also consume its nutrients. Each type of plant thrives in different soil, so when you purchase seeds or seedlings, check the package for helpful information about the growing environment most preferred by the plant. Always choose organic potting soil. Taking soil from a random place can put your garden at risk. You might be bringing pests and plant diseases from outside into your home.  

Nutrients 

Plants need nutrients to grow healthy and reach their mature stage. A soil rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium can provide plants with an optimal growing environment. Because the soil gets regularly depleted of nutrients, you have to replenish the nutrient content by adding fertilizer. Each fertilizer has a different ratio of essential nutrients. Always buy organic fertilizer, especially if you grow vegetables and herbs for consumption

Indoor gardening is not difficult if you learn more about the basic needs of plants. Moreover, you can use automatic systems and watch your garden grow without you. Having a thriving garden inside your home is now more possible than ever, considering the wealth of information available online.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Gardening