5 Indoor Gardening Tips

Indoor gardening is just as exciting and fun as shopping to furnish your home. Like furniture, plants provide your home with an aesthetic value. In addition, adding flowers and plants to your home help cleanse the air by producing oxygen and utilizing carbon dioxide. Here are five important gardening tips to help optimize the health and aesthetic benefits inside your home.

Water

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that all plants need a lot of water. Thinking this way may cost you the health of your plan. Each plant is different in its needs and depending on the variety may only need minimal watering. Make sure you do a little research about the particular plant that you choose to garden in your home.

Humidity

Most people don’t even think about the conditions of the air in their home when considering their plants. Not only is the humidity important for humans, it is equally important for your plants. Two things you could do that may help are: spray your plants with a fine mist of water in the morning and keep the leaves dust-free by wiping them off with a damp cloth.

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Potting

There’s a plethora of different colors, styles and sizes of flower pots to choose from, which can be very pleasing to eye. Make sure that whatever type and/or quality you choose the pot is clean and the soil is fresh before placing your new plants into it. This one step will help you to avoid infections to your plant and certainly encourage a healthy growth.

Fertilization

Different species of plants require different fertilizations. Indoor gardening soil with added fertilizers can be purchased from your local hardware store. Make certain that you don’t make the mistake of over- fertilizing. This can lead to the death of your plants. With the right amount of water, light and humidity, extra fertilizer may not be required. Research your specific plant to prevent disaster.

Lighting

Let’s face it, mostly all plants need light. Not only do humans require sunlight, but the health of indoor garden will depend on it. Open the blinds and let the sun shine in. It’s really that simple. Never substitute the rays from sun with fluorescent lighting. You and your indoor garden will benefit from nature’s gift.

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