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Depending on your goals, your indoor garden might be in a greenhouse on an apartment balcony or in a vacant room in your home. Before you start the garden process, these spaces must be repurposed so that you can have enough light and room to meet your goals. Overall, this room should not be too cold or too hot and there should be ample sunlight. So, pick a room with large windows or be prepared to supplement with LED growing lights. Here are some expert tips on finding a good indoor gardening spot:
Not all plants will thrive indoors, so you need to be careful to choose the right types for your garden. Typically, you want plants that don’t need to take up a lot of space and don’t require full outdoor sunlight. These are the top plants that work based on an indoor garden’s typical lighting and temperature:
It can be tough to remember all the sunlight, and watering frequency requirements for each plant so, keep a log and record when you water and fertilize each plant. Also, make a log of your progress and see how the plants grow under different circumstances. You may find that a new type of light works better than your old grower light. The more you practice cultivating your garden, the better you will be at your methods.
Starting a garden can lead to a lot of trial-and-error moments, but if you follow these key steps you will be able to tweak your methods as you become a better gardener. These are some tips from the pros:
Many expert gardeners start plants off in small planters and then transplant them into a bigger pot of soil. However, there will be times when you just need a boost and you want to insert a mature plant into your indoor garden. When you buy a potted plant, you can instantly enhance your growing space.
For instance, when you plant a mature rosemary plant in your garden, if you carefully prune the leaves, the plant will keep on growing so you can harvest this fresh herb for a long time. This gives you more cooking ingredients to work with versus starting the rosemary plant from scratch on your own.
Also, your indoor garden isn't just about harvesting things to eat, but you need something pretty to look at such as placing a few potted indoor plants around the house. This “Jungalow” aesthetic is quite popular in modern design. As you fill your home with beautiful potted plants, your whole house can feel like a garden — a true stress-relieving abode.
UrbanStems delivers a curated selection of bouquets, plants, and gifts for delivery on the same day or through advance orders. When you need a unique plant to add to your indoor garden without all the work, we can send you something gorgeous your way.