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How to Start an Indoor Garden This Spring

McDonough Living Room Filled with a Beautiful Indoor GardenBeing a renter doesn’t automatically mean that gardening is not possible. Truth is, you don’t need a large outdoor yard to grow a garden. There are a host of creative ways to begin your own garden inside your McDonough rental home. If gardening is what you hope to do, then these tips are exactly for you and your future indoor garden.

The first thing you need to think of when starting an indoor garden this spring is where to put it. While the garden area is something you should consider, you should mainly think about giving your garden good lighting to achieve the best results. Scout out an area with direct sunlight like a sunny windowsill so that you can start there. 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. A good number of gardening experts recommend starting with succulents. Succulents are very low-maintenance and grow quite well indoors. Your indoor garden shouldn’t be limited to just a few houseplants, however. 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 possible, it’s also a very productive thing to do. You don’t have to trouble yourself over climate and temperature changes if you’re growing flowers indoors. This means that you can try growing different kinds of flowers — from mini roses to exotic tropical varieties. If you consider yourself to be a beginner, you can go with annuals since they’re less demanding. Perhaps start with pansies, geraniums, or begonias. These flowering plants are easy to care for, and they give you wonderful flowers throughout the year.

Your indoor garden will surely flourish if you use good quality plant soil and the right tools. 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. Do your own research and get the right soil. And, buy good quality hand tools so that your plants will get the proper care they need.

And, give your planters and pots good drainage. Also, make sure you’re watering them correctly. 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. While proper drainage is a need for all plants, so is watering — the correct amount of watering, to be exact. Create the ideal scenario for plants to thrive by setting up a watering regimen. This watering schedule should be centered on the plant’s water needs so that it doesn’t get overwatered.

By following these indoor gardening tips, you can grow a healthy and happy garden right inside your McDonough 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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