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How to Start an Indoor Garden This Spring

Capitol Hill Living Room Filled with a Beautiful Indoor GardenGardening is definitely something you can do, even if you’re a renter. No, you don’t need a large outdoor yard just to grow a garden. There are a host of creative ways to create a garden inside your own Capitol Hill rental home. Are you into gardening? Well, here are some tips to get your indoor garden going in no time!

Where to put your spring indoor garden is what you should think of first. Your garden area can be any size you want it to be, but what you want to think of is how to get a good light so that you get the best results. An ideal spot would be one that gets direct sunlight, like a sunny windowsill, for example. But even if you don’t, you can create the light your plants will need by buying an inexpensive grow light for your garden. There are many different types and sizes of grow lights, so ensure that you get the right size for the garden you want to grow.

After deciding on your space, you can move to figure out what type of plants you want to grow. Generally, gardening experts propose starting with succulents. Succulents are very low-maintenance and grow quite well indoors. You shouldn’t, however, restrict your indoor garden to just a few houseplants. Fresh herbs are a few things you can grow so that you can use for your own cooking. Or, if you want a challenge, you can plant vegetables such as tomatoes or lettuce. With a few pots and some soil, you can grow fresh foods that can help you take your cooking to a whole new level.

Growing flowers indoors is not just attainable, it’s actually very fulfilling, too. Taking into consideration climate and temperature changes isn’t really necessary if you’re growing flowers indoors. So, you can even try growing different kinds of flowers like mini roses, or even exotic tropical varieties. If you’re not too well versed in gardening just yet, you can start with annuals. Start with pansies, geraniums, or begonias. Throughout the year, these easy-to-care-for flowering plants will give you vibrant flowers to enjoy.

Using good quality plant soil along with the proper tools will ensure the success of your indoor garden. You may need different types of soil to grow various plants. Some plants prefer soil with higher acidity, while others fare better in soil with a more neutral pH level. It’s important to do your research so that you get the right soil. Remember to also get good quality hand tools to make it easier for you to take care of your plants.

The last tip is to make sure that your planters and pots have good drainage and to ensure they’re getting proper watering. You can do this by adding holes to the bottom of your pots and spreading a layer of rocks inside under the soil to avoid compacted soil. It’s true that plants need proper drainage, but they also need the correct amount of watering. Give your garden a water regimen to make sure that your plants thrive. Just remember to base your watering schedule on your plant’s water needs so that you don’t end up overwatering them.

By following these indoor gardening tips, you can grow a healthy and happy garden right inside your Capitol Hill rental home. Are you in the market for a new rental home? Visit our rental listing page or contact us today!

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