Indoor gardening is now more relevant than ever now that people have stayed in their houses more than they did in the past. Because many people are working at home, the environment they’re staying in needs to be a conducive one.
Indoor gardening is your minor source of apartment therapy, and in this blog, we’ll be looking at eight indoor gardening ideas that even beginners can.
We’ll start this list with one of the most, if not the most convenient, types of plants to keep indoors. Aside from the fact that they’re both edible and fragrant, herbs are relatively smaller than other vegetation that can be kept indoors. Because they won’t take up as much space, it’s perfect for beginners.
Herbs like mint, basil, bay laurel, and oregano are the best ones to start on if you’re considering herbs for your indoor garden.
Scraps? We know what you’re thinking. Growing vegetables from scraps like the leftover roots or stems are very simple when proper technique. To grow vegetables from scraps, all you’ll be needing is a container (glass or ceramic), water, vegetable scraps, at least 6 hours of sunlight, and of course, the proper technique.
However, one thing to note is that not all vegetables can be planted, and not all vegetables grow the same way, and a decent amount of research needs to be done beforehand.
Do you ever see those plants that look like they’ve taken over the room? Those are trailing plants. The first non-edible on this list consists of several plants that “trail” the side of the container or the surface and sometimes even hang.
For a start, try out the Marble Pothos, Scindapsus pictus, and string of pearls. These are great beginner plants that are easy to grow, and they’ll thrive in apartments.
Succulents can be round, sharp, thorned, or flat. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and they’re perfect for beginners that sometimes forget to water their plants since they won’t need as much water as some plants do. They’re super hardy, and they won’t punish you for forgetting to water them.
For the people that are interested in the more raw and vibrant feeling plants, start out your own indoor jungle with these large plants: Birds of Paradise, Fishtail Plant, Swiss Cheese Plant, and of course, our favorites, the Elephant Ears Plant.
Cluster Plants are great at providing that tropical jungle feels to your indoor garden. Pair them up with a couple of trailing plants to complement, and you’re good to go.
There are a lot of plants out there that serve a purpose, like snake plants that absorb and remove harmful toxins from the air or the spider plant that removes carbon monoxide, xylene, and formaldehyde that can come from furniture or other commercial products. Purifying Plants are also hardy plants that won’t die on you quickly.
Terrariums are as small as they can get if you’re saving up on space but still want greenery inside your house. They’re cute, self-nourishing, and they pretty much survive independently for a couple of months if made right.
Starting a terrarium is easy. Grab rocks, soil, grass, and a couple of plants you want to begin with. Just lay them out like they’d appear in nature with stones first, then sand, then soil, and then finally the plants, and it’s done!
The last and probably more complicated on this list is a process that involves plants (often edible ones) and keeping them without using soil. Hydroponics is a versatile method, and you can raise flowers, herbs, or vegetables given that they’re exposed to enough of their needs.
As complicated as it sounds, starting out in hydroponics isn’t that hard. All you need is light, water, a container with holes, and a circulation system. Of course, patience and commitment are also a given.
Plants are one of nature’s greatest gifts to us. Bringing them indoors in times like these is a privilege, and it provides a lot of benefits that you may not be able to notice outright. One’s environment is essential, and destressing yourself with plants is a great way to improve one’s overall well-being.