Plants cleanse the household air and improve the aesthetics of indoor spaces. Indoor gardens are an amazing way to stay connected to Mother Nature. As winters and small spaces don’t gel right with gardening enthusiasts here are some amazing indoor garden ideas. It is little complicated than most people expect but if given the right care you can beautify the place or even grow some organic produce.
Hanging Indoor Garden
This beautiful hanging indoor garden is perfect, even if you don’t have a patio. You can have the same in the kitchen window or living room.
Coconut Hanging Planter
Perfect DIY Indoor garden made from coconut shells, these small hanging coconut shells are good for any small plants.
Perfect by the windowsill, this mini compost garden is a great way to use your veggie leftovers.
Mason Jar Herb Garden
Although plastic bottles are more suitable in an indoor garden, mason jars are also a great option. Perfect for growing kitchen herbs.
Create a mini-garden of your favorite small plants in hanging glass spheres.
Prism Plant Stand
Limited space? Try this sleek prism plant stand sized to fit four planters and has geometric supports that change shape from different angles.
Perfect for hosting planters in various sizes and shapes, planter stand is a great way to grow more in small space.
Cactus Dish Garden
Cactus is beautiful and requires least effort, here is an amazing cactus dish garden.
Wall Mounted Planters
Put empty vertical space to good use, these white planters look beautiful and are apt for growing flowers.
Wired base is such a sleek way to grow indoor vines, they cover up the empty vertical space and give artistic touch to indoor décor.
Getting Started to Create your own Beautiful Indoor Garden
An indoor garden can be created in smallest place depending on how much you are ready to offer, kitchen windowsill to tabletop, choose your spot as per your routine. Shelves provide lots of planting room while taking up little space, the only thing you need to take care is that plants get natural light.
- Avoid rooms that have cold temperatures; cold can kill or slow the growth of your plants.
- Avoid choosing an area near an air vent or fan, as these can dry out your plants and cause damage to them.
- Control the environment – air temperature, water frequency, and soil condition. Try soil heat mats. Get a drip system. Fluorescent light tubes are typically considered the best choice for artificial means of lightning.
There are two general gardening styles – container and hydroponics. Technically – there’s also the aquaponics vs hydroponics argument – but that’s a subsection of the same kind of planting. Container gardening is a series of planters/containers that use traditional gardening soil and methods to grow your plants. A hydroponic garden is a special type of indoor garden that uses fertilized water and a non-soil starter for your plants, arranged vertically.
Hydroponic gardens are best suited for someone looking to produce a lot of plants in a small amount of space. (I will be sharing the complete process and techniques for the same in following blogs)
Choosing the Plants
Just like any outdoor garden, you can choose from a variety of plants to grow in your indoor garden. The range of vegetables, berries, herbs, flowers, and decorative greens are available. Some of the popular plants for indoor gardens are – tomatoes, peas, strawberries, basil, bay, chives, oregano, parsley and naming the flowers African violet, marigold, begonia, cactus take the lead.
Choosing the Container
Plastic containers retain moisture the best, but terra cotta pots are typically seen as the most attractive option. If you use a wooden container, try to find one made of redwood or cedar.
Although you can buy a potting mix from any gardening store, it is advised to make the mix as per your requirement. your potting soil should be tailored to the particular type of plant you are growing. Click here to find out the ingredients and the process.
Maintain the Garden
Make sure that your plants are getting regular amounts of sunlight and water, and that the soil temperature does not drop. When grown bigger transplant them into larger pots or split them into more plants.
- Any plants with brown spots, that are willing, or are clearly dying, remove them from the rest
- Incorporate compost or fertilizer into the containers every few months to help supply the plants with nutrients
- Add some rocks so that the water that drains out will provide humidity for them as they grow
Since most indoor gardens are small, limit the number of plants. A little effort, care and tenderness will allow you to be the proud owner of the beautiful indoor garden. Let’s Live Impressive!