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How to Start an Indoor Garden This Spring

Downers Grove Living Room Filled with a Beautiful Indoor GardenGardening is definitely something you can do, even if you’re a renter. In fact, you can grow a garden even without a large outdoor yard. There are a host of creative ways to create a garden inside your own Downers Grove rental home. If you are interested in gardening, we have a few tips for your own indoor gardening!

Where to put your spring indoor garden is what you should think of first. Though it’s not necessary to set up a big garden area, what you want is really good lighting for the best results. A good place is one that gets hit with direct sunlight like a sunny windowsill. 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.

Now that you’ve got your space, you can plan out what type of plants you want to grow. Many gardening experts suggest starting with succulents. Succulents are very low-maintenance and grow quite well indoors. You can go beyond more than just houseplants for your indoor garden, however. In fact, growing fresh herbs for cooking is something you can do! If it’s something more challenging you want, you can plant vegetables like tomatoes or lettuce. 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 can be a very gratifying task. Taking into consideration climate and temperature changes isn’t really necessary if you’re growing flowers indoors. This will allow you to try delving into growing different flowers like mini roses or even exotic tropical varieties. If you are something of a novice to this, you can go for annuals like pansies, geraniums, or begonias. Throughout the year, these easy-to-care-for flowering plants will give you vibrant flowers to enjoy.

An indoor garden needs good quality plant soil for it to thrive. You also need the proper tools for it. 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. It’s important to do your research so that you get the right soil. Don’t forget to buy the proper hand tools so that your plants can be well taken care of.

The last tip is to make sure that your planters and pots have good drainage and to ensure they’re getting proper watering. 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. Make sure you give your plants the essentials: good drainage, and the correct amount of watering. To make sure that your plants thrive, give them a water regimen. Just remember to base your watering schedule on your plant’s water needs so that you don’t end up overwatering them.

By following these indoor gardening tips, you can grow a healthy and happy garden right inside your Downers Grove 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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