Indoor gardening trends have made it possible for people living in small spaces with literally no planting area to create wonderful gardens. You no longer need a yard to make your gardening dream a reality. All you need is:
i) The right plants
If you are planning to do some home remodeling soon, then this is the time to think about dedicating a section of the home to your indoor plants. Not all plants do well indoors, particularly plants that need a consistent supply of natural sunlight and plants that grow extremely tall. Secondly, not all plants will coexist in your herb garden; Group together plants that will get along. For plants to grow healthy together, they must share the same lighting and moisture needs, plus they must grow uniformly to give others the space they need to blossom.
Examples of plants that accommodate one another well together include rosemary, lavender, sage, oregano, sage, and marjoram. The mint plant, on the other hand, cannot get along with other herbs because they grow wildly, meaning they can kill other plants in a few short weeks.
ii) Choose the right grow spot
Where in your small indoor space do you want your garden to be? Choose a spot with a regular/sufficient natural light supply, that is easily accessible, and that is free of clutter.
iii) Choose the right grow light
Your choice of the type of grow lights to use in your indoor garden will mostly depend on the types of plants you will be growing. If you grow year-round, if you want high-intensity light, and if you want your light to be mobile, you will need to invest in an LED grow light. Hydroponic LED grow lights are especially perfect for light-hungry fruiting plants and seedlings. If your kitchen has a lot of lightning then you can grow plants that can be used for food as well.
However, if the kitchen has not had a lot of space then you can always remodel and use some ready assemble kitchen cabinets that can be adjusted and fit in any corner, allowing you to save up space and match with almost any type of interior design.
IV) Try Low-Cost Gardening With Cartons
Using an egg carton to start an indoor garden is a low-cost and creative solution that is well-suited for any type of home. Egg cartons provide a compact and convenient way to grow small plants, such as herbs, succulents, or microgreens. All you need is some soil, seeds, and a sunny windowsill. Simply fill each compartment of the egg carton with soil, plant your seeds, water them regularly, and watch them grow.
This project is easy to do, and the egg cartons are conveniently recyclable when your plants are ready to be transferred to larger containers. It’s a simple yet effective way to enjoy the benefits of gardening without the need for a big outdoor space.
With that in mind, here are 6 indoor gardening ideas that are suitable for any type of home:
Indoor Gardening Ideas
A vertical garden
If you have ever tried to fit flowers or small indoor plants onto a bookcase, then you understand how vertical plant displays work. Use the bookcase concept to create a vertical garden using ladders, shelves, pallets, or any other furniture design that’d make a beautiful floor-to-ceiling garden. If you live in a small apartment, try interspersing the garden with decor items to give it more synthetic appeal.
This is where you create your small garden inside glass containers, especially when growing tropical plants. Although terrariums are easy to care for, you need to be careful when choosing the containers to use.
- Use a closed container when you wish to create a humid atmosphere to grow plants that prefer lots of humidity.
- Use open containers for plants that prefer less humidity, e.g. succulent plants.
- Use clear, smooth glass for short plants in order to let their greenery beauty out.
If you want to show off your garden in the living room, a suspended terrarium is a perfect design to try. You can also group a series of terrariums by the window to maximize their natural light intake while at the same time maximizing their beauty.
Rolling cart garden
Repurpose your bar cart into a rolling indoor garden display in 3 simple steps:
- Put a mesh on the cart for easy drainage.
- Put soil in each compartment.
- Lay moss onto the surface to complete the garden. Go ahead and plant your succulents or flowers.
Potted gardens have been around for centuries, yet they still bring modern charm to modern homes. If you have a light-filled space, plants will do pretty well in pots, whether you choose to place them on the floor or suspend them from the ceiling. You can make the garden more appealing by adding glass balls, shells, rocks, driftwood, and other items that are eye-catching for a one-of-a-kind creation.
You can use concrete to make a beautiful container and then use it to grow your indoor garden. You can make concrete planters in 4 simple steps:
- Fold cardboard to make tabs that allow proper drainage.
- Pour mixed concrete in the tabs to form a concrete pot.
- Wait for the concrete to harden and remove the cardboard.
- Paint the planter with a color of your choice.
- Fill with soil and plants.
Clay pot magnets
Add a pop of greenery to the refrigerator door by painting tiny terra-cotta pots, planting your herbs inside, gluing magnets on each pot, and then hanging them right on the fridge door.
Indoor gardens are trending big-time and for all good reasons. They are easy to set up, they are beautiful, and they require very little maintenance work. These indoor gardening ideas will also come in handy if you intend to create a small outdoor garden.
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