Bring nature inside and start an indoor garden to make your home more colorful, but be careful to follow these tips for indoor gardening. Plants are so relaxing to look at and many indoor gardeners believe they add that little extra spark to any room. An additional advantage is that plants are nature’s purifier, eliminating carbon dioxide from our air and transforming it into oxygen by purifying the air in your home. Mix your plants; try some exotic or tropical plants, whatever you choose will make your room shine with its fresh beauty and their colorful blooms. To maintain their beauty here are some indoor gardening tips to keep your plants lush and healthy.
Light is the only thing you can’t skimp on. Without this essential ingredient your plants will wilt and die. Each plant has different requirements, so for an indoor gardening tip here are some things to look for when buying houseplants. Ask the person in the nursery center how much light the plants you are considering need. Some plants need direct sunlight while others crave indirect sunlight. For a direct solar plant, place the container near a south-facing window. For indirect plants they can be placed near a window but keep them far enough not to burn the foliage. Plants that require little light, such as philodendrons, African violets or ferns, can be placed anywhere in the room, as long as a small natural light penetrates.
Indoor gardening tips on watering plants are always needed. If you water your plants you are subjecting them to insects and diseases and you will eventually kill them. Excess water will also rot the roots. Plants hate wet feet. After discussing the irrigation needs with the nurseryman, invest a small amount of money in a water meter. The indicator will tell you the soil moisture level of the plants. They are extremely helpful in deciding whether to water or not and actually cost only a little money, a very wise investment.
Another tip for indoor gardening is to fertilize. At the nest they fertilized the plants to encourage them to grow so they can sell them. If you don’t fertilize the plants, they will subside and wilt. Find out from the center or the Internet what each plant’s feeding schedule should be. The secret to keeping plants happy and lush is to feed them regularly.
You want to keep an eye on each plant for any pests. If you find pests on a plant isolate it from the rest and treat it immediately. Try not to use pesticides on your plants especially if it is a plant that you will eat, such as herbs.
An excellent natural formula without pesticides for the eradication of pests is:
In a jar, combine 1 teaspoon of dish detergent and 1 cup of vegetable oil. Shake vigorously. In an empty spray bottle, combine 2 teaspoons of this mixture and 1 cup of water. Use at ten-day intervals (or more often if necessary) to release whitefly plants, mites, aphids, scales and other pests.
If you follow these few tips for indoor gardening you will have beautiful houseplants that enliven every room. Take some time to enjoy your indoor garden. Let me relax and console you, after all that’s why you planted an indoor garden.