Thriving indoor potted gardens are not a difficult endeavor. Here are some tips and tricks to get you started.
INDOOR POTTED GARDENS
- In the winter you can enjoy all the wonders of your garden with an indoor potted garden. This is a great way to surround yourself with things that make you happy, clean the air, or even provide you with food. Indoor plants are great for your mental and physical health. When the weather turns cold bring your favorite plants inside for a thriving indoor potted garden.
- Keep plants away from drafts. Taping plastic around windows is a great way to eliminate drafts from windows while allowing the sun to shine in on your plants. avoid placing plants near doorways that allow air to flow in when opened and shut.
- Indoor air is dryer than the air outside where plants thrive. This means you may need a bit more humidity in your home for your plants to thrive. Often nature will run its course and the air will pull enough moisture from your plants to raise the humidity in your home. To protect your home, monitor the humidity and be sure to avoid overwatering your plants, too high of levels in humidity can damage walls and woodwork.
- Water often enough. The dry air will suck the water out of your plants and plant pots so you will need to take precautions to ensure your plants get enough water. Check your plants often to see if they need to be watered. Watering globes are a great way to give your plants a steady supply of water without overwatering. To help trap water in your soil use a layer of mulch on top of the soil your plants are in.
- Indoor plants often do not get enough sunlight to thrive. This can be a big issue for plants not placed in direct sunlight next to a window or in the winter when the sun is not out long enough to give your plants enough light. Using a grow light lamp or a grow bulb connected to your standard light is a great way to help give your plants the light they need to grow well even on dark gloomy winter days.