Things to consider when starting your indoor garden

Things to consider when starting your indoor garden

First thing first is to think about what kind of plants you want to grow. Are small succulents your thing or have large plants that take up a lot of space. You might need to do some research on each specific plant and see if they need a ton of sun exposure or like to just sit in the shade. After you have selected a handful of selections, the next step is to see what kind of light your room or space gets. Which direction does the light come in and how strong is the light? This may seem like a hassle, but it will either save or possibly kill your plant. Do you notice that one particular room A window has a much harsher light compared to your room B window. Perhaps you were working or laying around one day and notice you needed to close the blinds during the day because the light was very intense. This information is very crucial when it comes to selecting the type of plant and where to place them accordingly. 

The perfect location for your new plants

Depending on the room and the type of sunlight it gets will define which plant to place. The area where it receives strong sunlight would be ideal for succulent type plants. Succulent plants will be able to withstand the strong sunlight without dying out. Places like the window shelves and anywhere with strong lighting would be great for these types of plants. One great plant most of you would know is the cactus. Cactus are really easy to take care of and they look great anywhere you place them. 

You also want to consider some plants that only require a short duration of light or sunlight that is not so strong. For example, a certain area only receives partial light and/or receives light for only a short period of time. The time can be just from 10 minutes or up to 2 hours per day. These are considered indoor plants and can survive with low amounts of sunlight everyday. On the other hand, if these plants are placed directly towards a harsh sunlight then these plants will easily wither within a matter of weeks. 

Experiment and learn as you go

The best practice is to simply experiment and try planting a variety of plants. It’s good to have some knowledge of the specific plant you want, so you know how to take care of it and where to place it. However, the first few plants you do end up buying might end up dying, but it will be a learning curve for you and you will know what to do next time. Part of fun and excitement with starting your own garden is to try new plants and see how it fits and accentuates your living space. 

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