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How to Start an Indoor Garden This Spring

Summerville Living Room Filled with a Beautiful Indoor GardenJust because you’re a renter doesn’t mean gardening isn’t something you can’t do. No, you don’t need a large outdoor yard just to grow a garden. You can choose many creative ways to put up your own garden in your Summerville rental home. If gardening is your thing, check out these few tips to get your own indoor garden growing!

First off, think about where it is exactly that you want you set up your spring indoor garden. Your priority shouldn’t be so much on the garden area, but that your garden will get good light for best results. A sunny windowsill or any area hit by direct sunlight would be best. But even if you don’t, you can create the light your plants will need by buying an inexpensive grow light for your garden. There are many different types and sizes of grow lights, so ensure that you get the right size for the garden you want to grow.

Since you’re done looking for space, your next step is to determine what type of plants you want to grow. Generally, gardening experts propose starting with succulents. Succulents are very low-maintenance and grow quite well indoors. You shouldn’t, however, restrict your indoor garden to just a few houseplants. It’s also possible for you to start growing fresh herbs for your cooking. Or, you can also go with vegetables like tomatoes or lettuce. Might be more tedious, but definitely possible. With a few pots and some soil, you can grow fresh foods that can help you take your cooking to a whole new level.

Growing flowers indoors is not just attainable, it’s actually very fulfilling, too. Climate and temperature changes aren’t to be worried about if you’re growing flowers indoors. Hence, you can explore growing different kinds of flowers from mini roses to exotic tropical varieties. If this is all quite new to you, don’t worry. You can start with something easier like annuals such as pansies, geraniums, or begonias. Flowering plants such as these are easy to care for, and they maintain lovely flowers throughout the year.

To ensure the success of your indoor garden, make sure to use good quality plant soil and proper tools. You may need different types of soil to grow various plants. Some plants prefer soil with higher acidity, while others fare better in soil with a more neutral pH level. You can go on the internet and do your research so you can get the right soil. Remember to also get good quality hand tools to make it easier for you to take care of your plants.

In conclusion, don’t forget to arrange good drainage for your planters and pots. Make sure you water them correctly, too. You can do this by adding holes to the bottom of your pots and spreading a layer of rocks inside under the soil to avoid compacted soil. All plants need proper drainage, as well as the correct amount of water. Your plants will surely thrive if you set up a watering regimen for them. Make sure that your watering schedule fits your plant’s water needs so that you don’t end up overwatering your plant.

By following these indoor gardening tips, you can grow a healthy and happy garden right inside your Summerville rental home. Are you in the market for a new rental home? Visit our rental listing page or contact us today!

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