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How to Start an Indoor Garden This Spring

Honolulu Living Room Filled with a Beautiful Indoor GardenJust because you’re a renter doesn’t mean gardening isn’t something you can’t do. Honestly speaking, growing a garden doesn’t even require a large outdoor yard. There are a host of creative ways to create a garden inside your own Honolulu rental home. If gardening is what you hope to do, then these tips are exactly for you and your future indoor garden.

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 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.

Now that you’ve got your space, you can plan out 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. Your indoor garden shouldn’t be limited to just a few houseplants, however. In fact, growing fresh herbs for cooking is something you can do! Or, if you want a challenge, you can plant vegetables such as 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 a very gratifying task. Taking into consideration climate and temperature changes isn’t really necessary if you’re growing flowers indoors. So, you can even try growing different kinds of flowers like mini roses, or even 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. Flowering plants such as these are easy to care for, and they maintain lovely 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. 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.

The last tip is to make sure that your planters and pots have good drainage and to ensure they’re getting proper watering. 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. Create the ideal scenario for plants to thrive by setting up a watering regimen. Make sure that your watering schedule fits your plant’s water needs so that you don’t end up overwatering your plant.

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