Lack of outdoor space (in the form of a garden or backyard) shouldn’t stop your green fingers from creating a visually stunning “green” home. Indoor gardening is a rather productive activity and spreads positive vibes in the house.
If you want to make it a family affair, you can even ask your children or partner to help you with this task. It is truly amazing to see how Mother Nature’s gifts can add so much value to a simple, unused space.
Trust us, you can enjoy the loveliness of greens anytime of the year, provided you choose the right plants and take necessary steps to maintain them. Adding to this thought, here are trivial DIY ideas to help you get started:
1. Hang those plants
You can hang herbs near the window in the kitchen so that they get ample sunlight. In addition to this, these accessories will add a clever touch of glamour to the area. Parsley, rosemary, thyme and sage are common herbs that can be easily grown and maintained in the kitchen.
2. Buy a terrarium
A terrarium offers a rather gorgeous and compact way of flaunting your love for green specimens. This mini-greenhouse is ideal for growing herbs. Look online for affordable and designer terrariums. We are completely in love with this:
3. Use PVC pipes
Oh yes! PVC pipes are known for their durability. Hence, they can be used to grow tiny plants. Place the pipes near the window and select vegetation that is easy to take care of and also thrives on sunlight.
4. Drinking glasses
Pot your herbs in drinking glasses. You can place these simple props on the windowsill, on the bedside table or on your bathroom shelves for a comprehensive naturist appeal.
5. Mason jars
These kitchen struts are extremely handy and you know it. You can either display your vast collection of colourful & shiny pebbles or grow versatile vegetation in those mason jars. Admit it – these jars are not only easy to assemble but also perfect for a tiny indoor herb garden.
6. A pint or a cup of greenery
Cement the reputation of your green thumb using beer pint glasses or tea cups! As quirky as it may sound, you can place simple plants in these glasses and decorate them in any nook and cranny of your home with perfect ease. Who said drinking beer or tea was bad?
Points to note:
- Choose the correct spot: Yes, indoor gardening is easy. But at the same, it is important to place the plants as per their sunlight requirements. You have to ensure that your plants receive ample light to stay fresh and healthy.
- Handpick the right plants: If you are an amateur gardener and don’t have much idea about plants, try growing simple herbs in the beginning. Culinary plants such as basil, celery and sprouts are extremely easy-to-grow and of course, make the area look pretty.
- Stay budget-friendly: Repurposing small wooden crates or using old and over-used ceramic containers are sufficient to grow plants. Start with a tiny green set-up and don’t place plants all over the house. Scale up as per budget and convenience only.
- Water your indoor garden: Once you have plants in your home, you have to water them regularly, sometimes once every day. Maintain a lush environment by keeping up with this practice.
- Weed frequently: In indoor plants, you might not always have to look for weeds and other harmful components. However, it is necessary to ensure that your plants are growing at a healthy pace. You have to turn your attention to them from time to time.
- Go green if you are not sure about taking good care of the plants because of lack of time and commitment from your side. If you travel a lot or have no one to take care of your plants if you are away holidaying, avoid going green on a very massive scale.
- Avoid researching about maintaining indoor plants. It is extremely crucial that you get clarity in regards to the kind of herbs and green delights you plan on having in your home.
- Over water your plants – no matter what kind of flora you are growing in your home. Best way to avoid making this mistake is to touch the surface of the soil. If it is dry, then water the plant. Otherwise, give it a day to dry off!
So what do you think of these easy tips and tricks? Do let us know! 🙂