With it being winter for many parts of the country for a couple of more months, it’s the ideal time to start an indoor garden. An indoor garden is ideal for anyone wanting to grow their own organic produce or herbs. It’s also beneficial for those living in small spaces, such as an apartment or home with multiple roommates.
Your indoor garden placement will be somewhat determined by two things. First, the type of plants you want to grow and second, where you have room in your living space. For example, some plants will thrive in your bathroom because they enjoy more humid areas and don’t need as much sunlight. While other plants need an entire day’s worth of sunlight.
If you’re short on space, use these creative space-saving tips to hang plants.
Examine Your Lighting
We touched on lighting earlier, but you must give your indoor plants and garden the correct amount of light. If your living spaces don’t get enough sunlight, then consider using artificial lighting as an alternative. The below image details the difference between natural and artificial light and can help you decide which is best for your plants.
Eco-Friendly Planter Alternatives
For any indoor plant, the most necessary item is to have a pot or planter that can properly drain water (if needed) and is the perfect size for your plant(s). If you’re on a budget, you don’t need to go out and purchase a bunch of fancy planters. You can easily reuse containers from your home or build your own alternative. The image below details reused and DIY alternatives to traditional planters. Plus, they’re eco-friendly since you’re reusing and recycling!
Now, you have what you need to start your personalized indoor garden. If you’re having trouble remembering how much water your plants need or think they need some fun inspiration, print and paste these plant printables from TurboTenant.