by on 02/05/10 at 3:18 am
Everyone loves the beauty and serenity offered by a garden. Who does not want to do some gardening indoor? But a garden indoors does not just mean bringing plants inside the house. It is quite a difficult job. If done with proper care, your home could reflect the beauty of nature.
It is quite difficult to sit in an outdoor garden during the cold winter days. You can now enjoy the beauty of a garden sitting at home by doing some gardening indoor. Indoor gardens not only decorate your home but also cleanse the air. Indoor plants add moisture to the air and also filter it by exchanging carbon dioxide with oxygen.
Conditions for Gardening Indoor
There are many varieties of plants that can be grown indoors. Different plants grow in different conditions. One of the essential requirements for gardening indoor is sunlight. Most plants require sunlight to grow. This can be achieved by placing the plants near windows. Else you can choose plants with darker leaves as they do not require much sunlight.
When gardening indoor, you need to take care of water requirements also. But it is not recommended to over-water the plants as this may kill them. This is because the indoor plants are placed in garden containers and when excess water is poured the roots are damaged. Make sure the garden container has a good drainage system. Also check that the soil in the container does not dry out.
When the plants tend to dry out during winter, spray them with a fine mist. You can even try wrapping the plant in a newspaper or cone. This helps in retaining the moisture and keeps the plant looking healthy.
Advantages of Gardening Indoor
There are various advantages of having an indoor garden. Firstly it adds beauty to the house. You get to experience natural beauty inside your home. This is especially useful during winters as it is quite difficult to sit out in a garden during those cold days.
Modern homes are built to conserve energy. This has resulted in a lack of air exchange and hence increases the carbon dioxide and pollutes air at home. This may lead to various health disorders like asthma, allergies, eyes, nose and throat infections, headaches, respiratory and sinus congestion. This can be avoided by doing gardening indoor. Indoor plants purify the air by absorbing the carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.
Some plants that you can consider while gardening indoor are African violets, Philodendrons, Boston Fems, Jade plants etc. Though some plants may be more useful, all plants help purify the air and add an extra sparkle to your house.
Different plants require different conditions for growth. Hence it is better to know more about the plants when planning some gardening indoor. Also, all plants do not require the same kind of fertilization. Indoor fertilizers are available in garden stores and even at some grocery stores.
With proper care and nourishment while gardening indoor, you can make your home beautifully unique and healthy as well!