15 Ideas and Tips to Garden Indoors

Whether in winter or summer, you can have beautiful plants on your property. If you have a kitchen garden and are worried about getting fresh vegetables in winter, you can start a home garden. It will ensure that you have fresh vegetables and plants to begin your garden when the ground thaws.

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Creating such a garden indoors is easy, and there are several design ideas that you can employ. Remember, there are many benefits of having an indoor garden in your home. If you are looking to put plants indoors, you can buy all your supplies from our stores.

How to Garden Indoors

As mentioned above, you can start gardening indoors quickly. You can choose to do an indoor kitchen garden project or use plants to decorate and freshen the air in your home. Our team can give you excellent indoor gardening tips and show you the best tools to use. They are knowledgeable and have worked with our clients on their apartment garden projects. Here are tips on starting a home garden.

Consider Space

Space is a necessary consideration when starting a micro garden. The best thing about an indoor garden is that it requires very little space and can thrive even on your kitchen window sill. That said, make sure that you have space in your home to accommodate an apartment garden of the size that you would like.

You can start by putting your garden on a table or a tiled area in your home. Shelves are another great choice, but make sure that you can provide enough lighting for the plants to flourish. We offer a variety of pots that you can use to grow your plants, among other tools. If you want to start a micro garden, make sure you contact us for our high-quality products.

A cat on a table relaxing in an indoor garden setting

A cat on a table relaxing in an indoor garden setting

Light

Light is required for plant growth as it is an essential component in photosynthesis. If you do not provide enough light, your plants will be tall and look unhealthy. The plants may not grow healthy leaves, and you are unlikely to get any fruits. If, for instance, you plant tomatoes without enough light, you are unlikely to get healthy tomatoes from your micro garden.

To create the best indoor herb garden, make sure that you provide your plants with enough light. The best way to provide lighting for your indoor plants is by using grow lights. Here are some things to consider when lighting your plants.

  • Plants can only use specific light wavelengths for photosynthesis. The lights you buy must be of the same wavelength as the sun.
  • Pick lights that you can place close to the plant without burning or scorching the leaves.
  • Check your plants regularly to ensure that your light is working. Plants generally require about 14-16 hours of lighting. If you notice that your plants have thin stems, tiny leaves and are lighter than they should be, you need to provide more light.
  • The light you choose should encourage the activity of the plant hormone florigen. Florigen controls flowering in plants. Ensure that you can provide up to 18 hours of lighting for long-day plants and 14 hours for short-day plants.

Choosing the right light for your plant will ensure that the plants will do well, flower, and produce fruits. They will also look healthy and green, which will make your home very beautiful. If you are looking for high-quality grow lights, make sure that you contact us.


Temperature

Temperature is another essential consideration when starting a micro garden. Most plants thrive between temperatures of 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. If the area is too hot, the plants will be small and may even dry up. On the other hand, plants grown in cold conditions are likely to have yellow leaves. You can control the temperature around your plants using excellent tools that you can purchase from our store.

Humidity

Lack of humidity is a significant challenge for anyone starting an apartment garden. The air is drier in winter, and if you have a heating system in your home, it can make the problem much worse. If your plants wither, lose leaves, or the leaf tips turn brown, you have a low-humidity issue. You can increase humidity by regularly misting your plants, placing water close to your garden, for instance, in a tray, or using a humidifier. Bear in mind that a humidifier is also excellent for your skin.

Growing Medium

You will need a planting medium for your home garden. It is advisable to purchase potting soil from our store as the soil you find outside may have pests or weed seeds. We have potting soil mixes that are made for indoor plants only. Make sure that the soil you buy drains well and has enough organic matter.


Ideas for Indoor Garden Designs

There are several ways you can design your home garden. The style you choose will depend on how much space you have, the number of plants, and even the type of plants. Pick an indoor garden design that will enhance the appearance of your home and produce healthy plants.

Cupped Plants

There are several ways to help your potted plants thrive. You do not need huge pots for your plants to do well. However, large plants may not do well in small cups, so pick your planters very carefully. The cupped design uses small cup-holder-like pots that you can use to make your indoor garden. Remember to buy excellent potting soil for your cupped plants.


Indoor Atrium

You can choose to put your plants in an empty room in your house. If you have a confined area that you do not use, you can use it to grow your plants. In case it is not enclosed, you can add fencing or trellis on the edges and create the illusion of a private garden area. You can make your atrium as beautiful and elegant as you want it to be. Put in large potted plants as well as small ones. With accurate lighting, your garden will thrive.

Window Herbs

As mentioned above, herbs do very well in small pots. You can grow them in a mug or purchase colored planters from our store and put them on a kitchen windowsill. The herbs will be great for cooking and keep the air in your kitchen fresh and clean. If you have colorful planters, they will enhance the aesthetics in your kitchen area.

Remember, you can place several planets on your windowsill depending on the size of your home. Different herbs require different water amounts, so ensure that you do not underwater or overwater your window herbs.

Corner Garden

This apartment garden design only requires one corner of your space. It is similar to a greenhouse because it uses condensation and heat to keep your plants healthy. A corner garden will enhance the appearance of the room. If you entertain regularly, your guests will find your tiny greenhouse quite appealing.


Herb Wreath

You can grow your herbs in a wreath, and they will still thrive. For this design, you need a sturdy wreath, seedlings, small pots, and glue. Use the glue to stick the tiny planter onto the wreath. You can use wire and garden ties to reinforce any loose items on the wreath. Plant the seedlings in the small pots, and you can use the wreath on your door.

 

Benefits of Indoor Gardening

Here are some of the benefits of having an indoor garden.

Helps Reduce Stress Levels

Plants can help you feel more soothed, and comfortable which enhances relaxation. Taking care of your plants, watering them, re-potting them, and trimming them can help lower blood pressure and heart rate. Elevated blood pressure and heart rate are signs of stress.

Monitor your blood pressure before and after with a handy smartwatch.

Fresh Produce

If you have an indoor kitchen garden, you will have fresh and organic produce for your family. While you do not know how the vegetables at the store were grown, you can be sure about yours. Bear in mind that fertilizer used in plants can have harmful effects on you.


Purifies The Air

Indoor plants use up CO2 and give off oxygen. That means they are natural air purifiers that will ensure the air in your home is more breathable. Plants like snake plants, English Ivy, and spider plants not only remove CO2 but also remove dust and toxins, ensuring you breathe better.

 

Attractive Natural Home Decor

Plants are an excellent way to decorate your home. They give your apartment a natural look that is both attractive and relaxing.

Educational

Growing plants in the home is a great way to teach young children about plants. They can learn about germination, flowering, and plant care. You can also use the opportunity to teach them about the benefits of taking care of the environment.


Growing plants in the home helps you both psychologically and physically. It is a great way to bond with your children and teach them about plants. If you are looking to start the best indoor herb garden or home garden, contact us today. We have a wide selection of indoor gardening tools and products.