Many people who live in apartments wish for their very own garden. Plants not only look great but also make people happier. It gives us a chance to connect with something, take care of it and nurture it. The end result is a sense of meaning and purpose. But there’s even more to it than feeling happy. So, who cares if you don’t have an outdoor garden or patio? We think it’s a shame to give up on your own personal home garden because you live in an apartment. Many people resort to indoor gardening – we’re here to discuss the benefits and tips with you. And believe it or not, it’s addictive – once you get into it, you’ll never stop.
Better Air Quality
Don’t even try to deny this one. Plants filter the air around us, absorb the bad stuff, and instead produce and release oxygen. This means a better, healthier and more oxygen-rich environment for your family and pets. It’s also a great, natural and toxin-free way of freshening the air around your home.
Looks Lovely, Doesn’t it?
We’re always looking for ways to make our home look pretty. And so we often resort to useless items that cost us too much money and do absolutely nothing. Plants are a great way to decorate a place. They add character and liveliness to your space without producing more waste and harming the environment. To learn more about ways to make your home more eco-friendly, check out our previous blog.
You Can Eat ’em
That’s right. If you want to be even more practical, remember that you can always plant veggies and herbs. This way, you’ll have fresh veggies and spices all year round. The best part is that you’ll also avoid pesticides and preservatives.
Fun & Educational
Taking care of something is fun. Learning about the different types of plants and how you have to cater to them can be exciting and educational for the entire family. It’s the perfect Sunday morning activity!
Now that you’re convinced, here are some tips to help you with your indoor gardening.
Learn about the plants, herbs and seeds that you purchase. Your local shops will help you out with this. Some plants are perfect for the indoors, and some aren’t so good. So choose wisely and do your research.
Positioning of Your Plants
Once you learn about various types of plants, you’ll get the hang of what they need. For example, some plants thrive on lots of sun – so be sure to place them on a windowsill that gets lots of sunshine.
A common mistake for newbies – but you’ve done your research, and you know well that a cactus, for example, doesn’t need water daily. So make sure your plants are over-hydrated or dehydrated.
No Extreme Temperatures
Keep your plants away from drafts, so they’re not exposed to too much heat or cold. Like everything else, the right temperature is also essential.
So here you have it. Let us know what you do to keep your home garden alive. Comment below to share your tips and ideas. Don’t forget to connect with us on social media and sign up for our Newsletter for updates and promotions.