Who doesn’t enjoy having plants in their home?
A bit of greenery is calming for the mind, and they can have a lot of benefits for your health, but plants can also be super hard to take care of when you don’t have a backyard to grow them in.
And yes, custom planters are definitely an option, but where you grow the plants is only half of the story. You also need to know how to do the little details that indoor planting requires to have healthy growing plants.
But with so much information going around the internet, you can’t help but wonder what is good advice and what is, well not so good advice.
Well, we sat down and started thinking about indoor gardening, throwing ideas around, and simply trying to put all our know-how in a quick guide. Something that doesn’t take you a month to finish. So, let’s get started, shall we?
Some vegetables can thrive when grown indoors, so an inside vegetable garden is definitely possible!
One of the most common questions newbie gardeners have when it comes to growing plants indoors (especially when they’re living in an apartment) is can vegetables be grown indoors?
Well, the answer is definitely yes.
Some vegetables can thrive indoors, but you will have to be careful during the process. In fact, when growing any plant indoors. When you’re picking the right plant to grow, carrots, herbs, and lettuce are the easiest, so definitely consider them if you’ve never done this before.
The right light is mandatory in order to have thriving indoor plants.
Plants need proper lighting to thrive. That’s basic botany, and we all know that. So, when you’re growing plants inside, the question you have to ask yourself is “Is my plant getting enough of sunlight to grow healthy?” instead.
And is it? Depending on the plant, the amount of sunlight it needs will differ, and that’s why it’s best to do good research for your specific case. If a plant doesn’t get enough light, it will grow tall and fairly weak.
Temperature is much more important when plants are grown inside.
One huge plus for growing plants inside is that you can control the room temperature.
A trick to know if the temperature is too hot for the plant is if they remain small. Most plants wouldn’t grow in such conditions. And if the weather is too cold, leaves will start to yellow, and eventually, they’ll fall off.
Watering is what will keep plants alive and thriving even if some factors aren’t 100% right.
There’s a secret to watering indoor plants — make sure you water enough for water to drip through the pan at the bottom, but never leave the water in there stay as it will inevitably lead to root disease.
Also, make sure you’re watering with room-temperature water, as to not stress the plant. And make sure you’re consistent, as pot-grown plants dry out quicker than plants grown in soil.
While this is a very at-a-glance type of guide on indoor gardening, it’s really meant for you to inspire you and make you go down the rabbit hole and learn more on the topic.