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The best ways to do indoor gardening as a beginner?

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Indoor gardening refers to growing plants inside a building. This method is typically with artificial lighting. It can be soil or hydroponics. It is used for plants that are sensitive to temperature and humidity since you are able to control those inside.

Growing plants indoors can be difficult especially if you have a small apartment or home but it is one of the best lifestyle decisions you can make as plants remove toxins and purify your home’s air.

Indoor gardening is all about understanding your home's particular climate/microclimate, and then adjusting to meet the needs of each individual plant species. That's why all the advice you get on growing plants is so contradictory: different things work for different plants in different homes in different parts of the world in different seasons. There's a lot to consider!

If you've never grown anything indoors at all, I suggest starting simple: get a spider plant. Spider plants are easy-care, tolerant of neglect, and grow very quickly. In a fairly short amount of time they'll put off "babies", which you can use as gifts to loved ones or new plants elsewhere in your home, giving you a quick reward and sense of achievement for your efforts. Spider plants can be grown in any old potting soil and like to be slightly root-bound (cramped) in order to produce "babies", which means you don't need to repot them as often as other plants either. Plus when they're putting off shoots for the "babies", they make pretty little white flowers. Most people don't realize that spider plants can flower, so it's a nice little surprise.

Some other good beginner houseplants include Peace Lilies, Jade plants, and Arrowhead plants.

Your question is very general and I'm not sure what information you need, but I can tell you the number one killer of houseplants is over-watering. Here's an easy method you can use to tell if houseplants (such as the kinds I listed) need watering. Keep in mind this differs for other species, such as cacti or orchids.

  1. To see if your plant needs to be watered, put your finger into the soil until the soil line is between your first and second knuckle.
  2. Notice if the soil feels wet or dry. You won't always be able to tell if you're new to this.
  3. When you pull your finger back out, is any soil sticking to it? If none sticks at all, the soil is dry. If a little sticks, it is damp. If there's a lot of sticking, it's pretty wet (and you'll probably feel it too).
  4. When the soil feels only slightly damp, but not quite parched, and only a small amount of dirt comes back on your finger, water your plant thoroughly and let it drain well (make sure it's in a pot that has drainage holes!).
  5. Do NOT water again until the soil is fairly dry again, no matter how worried you are about the plant.

Check the soil regularly to make sure your plant is getting the right amount of water. Once you've mastered this, and can keep a happy and healthy spider plant that puts off lots of babies, you'll be ready to learn about some of the other factors that affect how happy your indoor plants can be, which will allow you to care for more complex plants, as well as to determine which ones will do well in your home even education friendly nature .

Let's talk about some basic thing you might need to set up your indoor garden:

  • Space

    The most important thing to consider while starting to set up an indoor garden is to find the appropriate space. You plant trees on your table or windowsill. You can grow all type of plants in your indoor garden, just find the perfect space and start setting up.
  • Lighting

    As we all studied in science, plants need light for performing the process of photosynthesis. Without an adequate amount of light plant grow unlikely.
  • Soil

    The right amount and quality of soil are also necessary to start indoor gardening. Plants get all the nutrients from the soil so it is important that the soil is of pure organic potting. Either buy it or make it at home.
  • Garden Supplies

    Apart from location, soil and lighting, there are more important things to concentrate i.e, garden supplies. Most people prefer to buy  wholesale indoor garden supplies.

    These are some key points you need to consider before starting to set-up an indoor garden.


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