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How to Start an Indoor Garden This Spring

Dartmouth Living Room Filled with a Beautiful Indoor GardenGardening is definitely something you can do, even if you’re a renter. No, you don’t need a large outdoor yard just to grow a garden. There are a lot of creative ways for you to get a garden going in your Dartmouth rental home. Try out these helpful gardening tips to get your own indoor garden started in no time!

Your primary concern before anything else is where you want to set up your spring indoor garden. Your garden area can be any size you want it to be, but what you really want to think of is how to get a good light so that you get the best results. A good place is one that gets hit with direct sunlight like a sunny windowsill. 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. You can start growing fresh herbs for your cooking. Or, you can also go with vegetables like tomatoes or lettuce. Might be more tedious, but 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 attainable, it’s actually very fulfilling, too. Climate and temperature changes aren’t to be worried about if you’re growing flowers indoors. This means that you can try growing different kinds of flowers — from mini roses to exotic tropical varieties. If you are something of a novice to this, you can go for annuals like pansies, geraniums, or begonias. These are easy to care for flowering plants and they can give you a lot of beautiful flowers throughout the year.

Using good quality plant soil along with the proper tools will ensure the success of your indoor garden. 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. Do your own research and get the right soil. And, buy good quality hand tools so that your plants will get the proper care they need.

Lastly, set up your planters and pots in a way that they get good drainage, and make sure you 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. All plants need proper drainage, as well as the correct amount of water. To make sure that your plants thrive, give them a water regimen. Just remember to base your watering schedule on your plant’s water needs so that you don’t end up overwatering them.

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