When you think about planting a garden, you might think about planting one outdoors. However, gardens can be indoors as well. In fact, planting a garden indoors can be a great idea if you have limited yard space, if you have mobility issues that make it difficult for you to get in and out of your home or if you would just like to improve the aesthetic and indoor air quality in your home. If planting an indoor garden is something that you are interested in, consider these tips for success.
Choose the Right Location
First of all, it’s important to choose the right location for your indoor garden. You’ll probably want to have it in a place where you can easily see it and where people who visit your home will be able to enjoy it. Additionally, you’ll probably want to find a spot where there is plenty of sun for your plants. Sunrooms are great options, and window wells also make a great (albeit unconventional) location for a cute little garden right outside your window.
Pick the Right Plants
When choosing plants for your indoor garden, it’s important to choose the right plants. At first, you may want to start with easy-care plants that are known for thriving indoors. Then, as you get some practice, you can try plants that might be a little more challenging to take care of. In addition to looking for plants that are easy to take care of, you will probably also want to look for plants that come in various colors and aesthetics that you like and that you think will look good with the decor and style of your home.
Make Plant Care Easy for Yourself
Taking care of plants doesn’t have to be difficult, but it does require a bit of your time. Consider doing what you can to make plant care as easy for yourself as possible. Buying a nice-looking watering can that will look nice if kept near your indoor garden is a good way to start. Then, you can quickly and easily grab your watering can to ensure that your plants are getting the water that they need. Additionally, keeping towels, extra potting soil and other necessities nearby — perhaps in a nice-looking, decorative container — can also make the care of your indoor garden easier.
With a little creativity, you can fill your home with green space. Enjoy fresh flowers, homegrown vegetables, and cleaner air just one plant at a time.