Indoor gardens are the latest trend. Greenery inside homes can improve your indoor air quality and help lift spirits. Although they might seem simple, an indoor garden still requires some maintenance to continue thriving. There are a couple of indoor gardening techniques you should take a closer look at, and we’ve mentioned a few of them below.
1. Positioning Your Plants
For each plant, look for the best place in the house. Some plants need more space to grow, while others need more light. Place the plants accordingly, and don’t be scared to try diverse locations until you find the best one.
2. Re-Create A Forest Floor
Do not be fooled if space seems too dark to support the right plant. Most indoor plants come from tropical and subtropical areas – especially equatorial forests. And they flourish in dark environments and filtered light. So the perfect place is in front of the east or south-facing window, filtered with a net scrim curtain if needed.
3. Water From The Bottom
Water poured straight on the soil might flood or fail to reach the roots of the pot plant. So instead, water plants bottom-up by placing them in a saucer and filling it with water. Delicate plants like fuchsias flourish with this technique. For this indoor garden technique to work, the pot should have holes in the bottom where the roots can absorb water.
4. Keep Plants Away From Drafts
If you don’t want the cold or heat to kill your plant, prevent putting it in draughty settings or near ducted air conditioning or heat stations.
5. Do Not Overwater
Only water your plants when the soil in the pot feels dry because a common cause of plant death often is overwatering. Check it by pressing your finger into the soil and begin watering if it feels dry – “As simple as that!”
Also, remember that in summer, plants may need watering more often. If you want to get more information about watering and why plants need water in the first place, check out our post – Why Do Plants Need Water? A Simple Guide to This Wet Wonder.
6. Mist Your Plants
Occasional water misting is beneficial for most indoor plants. A tremendous indoor gardening technique is to use an atomizer or a spray bottle once you ensure that the water in it has the same as the room temperature. Misting is especially useful if you live in an air-conditioned building because the air can get very dry.
You can read more about misting from this post on Treehugger.
7. Apply Some Fertilizer
Feed small quantities of fertilizer to your plants. Complete liquid fertilizer is the fastest and most straightforward solution.
8. Sun-Lovers Face North
If you have plants that need loads of sunlight to survive, then place them on a windowsill facing northeast or north. Regularly check the soil moisture and inspect the leaves to confirm that they aren’t burnt. Move the plants to the center of the room at the slightest sign of withering.
Now that you know some of the best indoor gardening techniques, apply them to your indoor garden and be a witness to excellent results.
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