A Complete Guide For Successful Indoor Gardening

The beauty and freshness of plants cannot be stressed upon and moreover they have a huge positive impact on our dear planet. Taking care of plants may seem difficult, especially when you don’t have outdoor space or a backyard but all they need is sunshine, water and soil and with a few simple tips you can grow bright and healthy looking plants in no time.

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A Complete Guide For Successful Indoor Gardening
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    •    Sunshine
Different plants have different requirements for amount of sunshine needed thus it’s very important to know what type of plants are your growing and which parts of your house receive the most and least sunlight. If your plant specie requires direct sunlight you would need to place it near a window so it easily receives at least 6 hours of sunlight everyday. If the plant needs moderate light then you may need to make an effort to move it toward a window for everyday and then transport it back to it’s place so it only receives around 4 hours of direct sunlight, it can die in any less and can burn in excess light.

For plants that require indirect light just place them near the window so it continuously receives a light glow plants requiring low light are fine in rooms where the curtains are hardly ever pulled apart. Remember that a beautiful indoor garden will also provide you an opportunity to compliment it with other things such as large canvas prints depicting natural sceneries. Therefore you should do your level best to keep it in good condition.

    •    Watering
We all know from our school science classes that water is necessary for plants but what most of don’t know is that excess water is liable to kill the plants just like under watering it. How much water a plant needs depends on the environmental conditions as well as type of plant. A basic rule is to check if the top of the soil is dry, if the plant specie requires a large amount of water then waters it each time the top goes dry, for others make sure the soil is really dry when touched. Enough water should be provided each time so it escapes from the holes below the pot into the saucer.

    •    Purchasing plants and pots
Whenever you are purchasing new plants to add to your indoor garden collection your must always make sure that the leaves are firm, healthy and shiny and there aren’t more stem visible then leaves. If unhealthy plants are purchased they would already be damaged and it would be really easy to kill them, thus they must be avoided.

Whenever you purchase pots its necessary to note that it must have a drainage hole at the bottom for excess water to flow out, some decorative pots might be missing it and you may have to drill them in! Terracotta pots are classic for planting and very durable but resin and fibreglass pots are also recommended as they can hold in moisture. Whenever you are replacing the pot make sure the new pot is the same sized as the previous one or only two inches wider in diameter else you face a risk of rotting the roots. Saucers for pots are also necessary as they will protect the floor beneath.

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