How to Make Indoor Gardens Fear Your Botany Powers

How to Make Indoor Gardens Fear Your Botany Powers
  • Opening Intro -

    Not everyone has room for acres of gardens outside.

    But that doesn't stop apartment dwellers and those who only have a postage stamp sized lawn from finding a way to grow a few plants though.

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All it takes is a windowsill in a sunny location of the house or a bare side table to set up an indoor garden. But indoor gardening poses a few challenges to those who are new at it. So to help, here are a few tips to follow to make sure all the plants will thrive.

Research Before You Buy

Many gardeners make the mistake of buying a pretty plant without knowing anything about it beforehand. This makes it very difficult to care for the flower or vine though, especially since most plants only have a limited amount of information on the instruction tags that come with them. So if you are concerned that the plant will be sold to someone else before you get back from reading about it, ask a specialist at the greenhouse or store for information before you take it home.

Consider the Plant’s Needs

You probably already know that your plants need water and sunlight. However some plants need more water and/or sunlight that others. One of the main reasons indoor plants fail to thrive is because someone didn’t consider what they really need. They over water, never re-pot them, and let the plants sit in stagnant soil for months at a time. Instead, try monitoring each plant with precision until the perfect schedule for caring for it is created.

Light and Location are Everything

Don’t set up an indoor garden without first monitoring how many hours of sunlight comes through the windows that are nearby it. There are very few indoor plants that can survive with no sunlight at all. Most of them need at least four or five hours of filtered light a day. Also, be prepared to move your indoor garden as the seasons change. You may even need to move the plants around to a different spots to make sure they are getting the proper amount of sunlight for their survival. Cold drafts can be very damaging to indoor plants that are of a tropical species.

Don’t Forget to Feed Them

Fresh potting soil only has enough nutrition to last for about six months. After that, the plant will begin to starve from the lack of vitamins and minerals. This doesn’t mean you have to change out the soil every six months though. Just use a quality brand of fertilizer from a company like Nature Safe to feed the plants. This particular fertilizer is one of the safest to use because it won’t burn the plants like some cheap kinds do.

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By following these tips, anyone can have a beautiful indoor garden and it will fear your botany powers as you will become an expert gardener in no time. All it takes is a little planning and preparation to make sure that the plants will thrive. For more information about what plants do best in indoor gardens, head to your local library.

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