So you have been thinking about starting your own little natural indoor garden and you have no idea where to start? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Deciding to start a garden indoors is somewhat a responsibility but the perks that come with it is immense. You are bringing more life into your home and if you grow your own herbs, you get fresh (and free) herbs to cook whenever you want. This article will try to help all the aspiring green thumbs that want to start growing their own little utopia in the home.
Decide Where To Display Your Indoor Garden
One of the most important steps is figuring out where your garden is going to go. An indoor garden can take up as much space as you are willing to give it. So it really is up to you and your preferences. If you want a tiny garden, use up that space near your kitchen windowsill. For more ambitious gardeners, you can dedicate an entire room or corner just for your plants.
Choose Your Plants
It’s important to choose plants that match your interior and lifestyle. If you’re barely home, getting a low maintenance plant like a cactus or succulent would be the best option, as they require little attention. Be careful in choosing your plants, because you don’t want them to die on you. Snake plants, aloe veras and peace lillies are also great options.
Lighting Is Everything
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For an indoor garden to flourish, you need to make sure that the plants get enough light. However, since your garden is indoors, you need to take over the role of the sun and provide enough light for your plants to photosynthesise. Bear in mind that normal bulbs will not work. Plants have photoreceptors that will only receive certain wavelengths of light. So you need to purchase specific types of bulbs to make sure your plant babies flourish, as they require about 13-15 hours of light everyday! Put them by the window so they’ll receive natural light too.
From The Window… To The Wall
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On a side note, if you are suffering from way too little space, you can try to follow the picture above and find cool ways to plant your garden. A wall garden is great, it looks amazing too and you will be saving tons of space while decorating your home as well!
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Before moving your plants into your home, you need to make sure that the temperature and humidity is all leveled and balanced. Plants thrive the best in temperatures ranging from 20 degrees celsius to 25 degrees celsius. Humidity is also a problem, especially in a country like Singapore. Too much or too little humidity can be a problem. Look out for signs of browning of leaves or plants losing their leaves and you’ll know that the air in your house is too dry. To increase their moisture, try spraying the plants with water.
Having an indoor garden is so fulfilling especially if you live in an apartment and all you see is the concrete skyscrapers. It is a lovely distraction from the normal day to day life. If you need help designing the interior of your apartment, you can always head over to Kaodim to find out more about the interior designers that would love to help you in any way possible!
written by Tashya Viknesh