There’s nothing like the start of spring to make you want to start planting seeds and seeing the fruits of your labor in the form of pretty plants and flowers. But if you don’t have enough space to prepare a proper garden (or don’t think you have a green thumb), you might want to start smaller — and inside. That’s when knowing how to start an indoor garden can be advantageous. The good news is that it’s a whole lot simpler than you might have imagined.
Picture Your Plants
When you envision an indoor garden, what comes to mind? Do you want a plethora of plants, or a few floral plants to brighten up your space? Knowing what you want your garden to grow into can help determine how big a plant project you’re planning to commit to.
Search For The Sunlight
While some plants need more tending to, they all basically require the same three essentials: soil, water, and sunlight. But before you run to your local greenery or garden center to purchase seeds, make sure to find out how much sunlight your plant will potentially need. Some plants (such as a spider plant) doesn’t require a whole lot of light. On the other hand, the aloe vera and jade plants, prefer a ton of light.
Pick Your Pots
At the beginning, seeds need a little help to take root. They fare better when they’re planted in small pots or containers rather than a big pot. The reason: it’s much easier to overwater a larger pot and soak the seeds. So you might need to transfer them to larger pots as they grow and need more space. But if you don’t want to use egg cartons on your windowsill, you can always buy tiny pots to show off your seedlings.
Know What Will Grow
Of course, having pretty potted plants with blooming flowers can make your room look even more beautiful. Unfortunately, you might find that it’s easier to start an indoor garden growing things like vegetables and herbs instead. And even then, you’ll soon discover that the growth rate for some plants might take much longer than others. That’s why you should do some digging to figure out which plants will work with your space—and your patience.
Having an indoor garden can help bring the outdoors indoors in a beautiful way. But growing your garden can take some planning and time, so make sure that you consider all the factors in order to see the fruit of your labor.