Steps to astablishing your indoor garden
In the last few decades, the need for the establishment of gardens has been on the rise, as natural vegetation continues to get hacked all in the name of mechanization. The menace of global warming hasn’t been more real and if we cannot stop the globe from “warming up,” we can at least control our immediate environment.
A beautiful indoor garden is one made up of healthy houseplants and creating one for yourself is actually an easy process, all you need is a pointer in the right direction. The following steps will assuredly give you a magical result.
1. Select Healthy Houseplants
An indoor garden that will thrive must begin with healthy plants. First, you must purchase your seed or seedlings (most people prefer seedlings) from a trusted nursery. Be very selective in your choice, check for signs of good growth, absence of disease symptoms and an attractive bloom. Never purchase plants with droopy or wilting leaves, stunted growth mushy stems or visible pests. Upon the purchase of healthy plants, bring them home and transplant in pots with rich soil.
2. Water Properly
Improper watering is a principal cause of damage and death of house plants. Watering must be done in moderate amounts, such that there is no under- or over-watering. Watering should be done with lukewarm water. The frequency of watering will depend on a number of factors such as plant type and temperature.
3. Provide Good Lighting
If there is one thing plants really love, it’s light. They need light to produce their food, so that they can grow and be healthy. Houseplants that don’t get optimum lighting will grow weak and stunted, they will lose leaves and be susceptible to pests and diseases. So, since you’re planting indoors, you must select your locations carefully to ensure your plants get enough lighting.
4. Apply Fertilizers Regularly
Fertilizer application is a very important requirement especially when you’ve planted on low-quality soils. The fertilizer supplies the much-needed nutrient for the plant to grow in a very healthy fashion. The choice of fertilizer (organic or inorganic) depends on your selected plant, your budget and desired result. In any case, be sure to properly fertilize your plants when just establishing your indoor garden.
5. Pest Control
Believe me, one principal enemy you must stop from feasting on your garden plants are pests. Pests such as spider mites, mealybugs and scale insects can destroy your indoor garden. So, you must ensure you check your plants weekly for signs of infestation. When you discover insects on a particular plant, isolate it instantly to protect the rest of your garden.
Now that you are armed with the required knowledge, go ahead and establish that beautiful indoor garden in your home and this will surely impress your friends and family, while improving your health and life expectancy at the same time.