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How to Start an Indoor Garden This Spring

Watertown Living Room Filled with a Beautiful Indoor GardenBeing a renter doesn’t automatically disqualify you from gardening. The truth of the matter is, you can grow yourself a garden even in the absence of a large outdoor yard. There are a lot of creative ways for you to get a garden going in your Watertown rental home. Are you into gardening? Well, here are some tips to get your indoor garden going in no time!

Your primary concern before anything else is where you want to set up your spring indoor garden. For best results, you’ll need good light for your garden. It’s not so much that you need a big space to set up. A really good spot would be a sunny windowsill or any other area that gets direct sunlight. 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 you determine the space, you can decide on what type of plants to grow. A lot of gardening experts suggest starting with succulents. Succulents are very low-maintenance and grow quite well indoors. Indoor gardens, however, shouldn’t be limited to just houseplants. Growing yourself some fresh herbs for cooking is something you can easily accomplish! If you’re really determined, you can even plant a few vegetables like 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 can be very worthwhile, too. There’s no need to fear climate and temperature changes if you’re growing flowers indoors. Because of this, you can try planting different kinds of flowers — from mini roses to 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. These flowering plants aren’t just easy to care for; they also give you beautiful flowers throughout the year.

To make sure that your indoor garden is a success, make sure that you use good quality plant-soil along with 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. Get the right soil by looking into information that is available online. Also, make sure you get quality hand tools so that you can nurture your plants well.

At last, make sure that your planters and pots have good drainage; also, water 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 all plants are in need of good drainage, they also need the correct amount of watering. This, along with a watering regimen, will ensure that your plants thrive. Don’t forget to always base your watering schedule on your plant’s water needs — make sure you don’t overwater them!

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