How To Grow An In-house Garden At Your Home
In today’s world, most people love being close to nature. To feed their hunger of being close to nature, they do gardening or try to spend their free time in a park/forest close to their nature. When it comes to gardening, some people think that they can’t do it due to a lack of backyard or front yard.
Having a lack of space doesn’t mean that you can’t have a garden. There are numerous options in terms of plants, planting accessories, and allied things that could facilitate your having an in-house garden at home. Still, you are confused about how to grow an in-house garden. Here are some useful tips for your help:
Know the purpose of your in-house gardening
People do gardening for many purposes - greenery, air cleaning, decoration, aesthetic appeal, and getting usable stuff like vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Suppose that you want to purify your indoor air or have some greenery inside. You should buy the plants that could help in getting your expectations fulfilled.
Decide a place in your home
Before you move ahead in your in-house plantation, you should determine the area where you want to grow plants in your abode. Have a close look at all the parts of it to know which part has easy access to sunlight and air. Further, decide what place would be better for you to grow in-houseplants, in terms of easy access for watering and maintenance.
Determine what plants/plant seeds you should shop
In fact, the selection of plants for an in-house garden is interlinked with your plantation purpose and the home space where you want to have it. For example, getting indoor air purified is your primary motto. You should plan shopping for plants like Peace Lily, Philodendron, Rubber Plants, and Pineapple. If you want to get both herbs and purified air in your home, you should move ahead in purchasing Aloe Vera, Tulsi, basil, chives, rosemary, cilantro, oregano, thyme, and parsley. If you decide to do plantation in the home area with no direct sunlight, you should go with plants like Parlor Palm, Dumb Cane, Chinese Evergreen, and Cast Iron Plant.
Buy plantation accessories
After deciding your purpose, place, and plants for an in-house garden, you can move to the next step, buying plantation accessories. Before you step into your local market or log onto an online store such as WallMantra, you should make a purchase list so that you couldn’t miss any item. In the list, you should include a pot (ceramic, earthen, plastic, or metallic), soil, and fertilizers. Don’t forget to buy wall hanging planters if you decide to use walls, but not your home floor for your in-house plantation.
Plant the plants
In the next step, you can start with planting the plants in the earthen/fabric/plastic/ceramic or metallic pots. First of all, have a close look at the pots to ensure that they have not any hidden physical damage. Place soil and some amount of fertilizers up to 1-2 inches in the pot. Plant the plants you have brought and pour water in the pot slowly. Let the plants be settled in the pots.
Hang or place the potted plants
After the plantation, you can bring the potted plants inside your home. Further, go ahead in hanging or placing the pots at their predetermined area in your home. You don’t need to make extra efforts if you use home floors in the balcony or corner area. However, you have to make space ready for hanging the potted plants on the walls or from the ceilings if you want to keep your home floor free.
For the better growth, plants need water, apart from soil, and fertilizers. Some plants need frequent watering while others occasional. It is you who should be aware of what watering needs of the plants are. As per their need, you should water them.
You are going to grow plants or do gardening inside your home. So, you should never love getting leaves laid down or spread all around your home space for a better look. Plan a maintenance schedule for your in-house garden and try not to skip it. Do pruning and shape cutting if the plants have leaves or branches spreading out.
In-house plantation is a little tricky job for each one of you. For better outcomes, you need to keep everything in mind - from purpose and space selection to plantation and maintenance - as you move forward in having an in-house garden. Your proper plan, care, and maintenance will help you grow it well.