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How to Start an Indoor Garden This Spring

Newport News Living Room Filled with a Beautiful Indoor GardenBeing a renter doesn’t automatically disqualify you from gardening. Honestly speaking, growing a garden doesn’t even require a large outdoor yard. There are a lot of creative ways for you to get a garden going in your Newport News rental home. Try out these helpful gardening tips to get your own indoor garden started in no time!

The first thing you need to think of when starting an indoor garden this spring is where to put it. Your priority shouldn’t be so much on the garden area, but that your garden will get good light for best results. A sunny windowsill or any area hit by direct sunlight would be best. 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.

If you finally have your space, the next step is to decide 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. Indoor gardens, however, shouldn’t be limited to just houseplants. Growing yourself some fresh herbs for cooking is something you can easily accomplish! Or, you can also go with vegetables like tomatoes or lettuce. Might be more tedious, but definitely possible. 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. Hence, you can explore 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 aren’t just easy to care for; they also give you beautiful 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. You can go on the internet and do your research so you can get the right soil. Also, make sure you get quality hand tools so that you can nurture your plants well.

In conclusion, don’t forget to arrange good drainage for your planters and pots. Make sure you water them correctly, too. 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. Make sure you give your plants the essentials: good drainage, and 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 Newport News 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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