Table of Contents
- Indoor Gardens #1: Don’t get stuck on start seeds
- Indoor Gardens #2: Create a succulent garden
- Indoor Gardens #3: Figure out the correct pot size
- Indoor Gardens #4: Control the temperature and humidity
- Indoor Gardens #5: Build a terrarium
Everyone has a green thumb! Don’t believe us? You will, once you use these 6 pro strategies to create your very own indoor garden.
During the pandemic, people got the gift of time. So much time! Many picked up hobbies like painting, reading, or others but most picked up gardening. People built all kinds of gardens. From sprawling green landscapes in their huge backyards to small indoor gardens in flats, covid brought out the creativity and inner horticulturist in everyone.
We’re guessing you attempted indoor gardening too. If your indoor garden isn’t making all your Pinterest dreams come to life, Clicbrics is here to help you. These 6 strategies will make your indoor garden look like it was designed by a pro.
1. Don’t get stuck on start seeds
When a gardener decides to plant and nurture their garden from scratch, the seeds they plant are known as start seeds. This process instantly triples the effort required to ensure the long life and maintenance of your indoor garden.
It can also cause you to feel defeated when your yield doesn’t turn out as you expected.
Amateur gardeners can choose to skip this step and save themselves the heartbreak by selecting plants from a nursery. Simply pick plants that are already thriving. This will also help you connect to a useful resource, the nursery’s gardener, to understand how you can ensure that your selected plant thrives wherever you decide to plant them.
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2. Create a succulent garden
Succulents are the heroes we didn’t deserve. These desert dwellers might be on the pricier side when compared to other common indoor garden plants, but they can live through any amount of neglect. Seriously! These plants are pretty much invincible and refuse to die whether you put them in a dimly lit corner, forget to water them, or even water them too much once a month.
All this while, succulents will still look like beautifully handcrafted decor pieces and add to the beauty of your indoor garden.
However, don’t take this as a challenge. No professional-looking indoor garden ever flourished without work. Make sure you give your succulent garden a lot of care and love. Make sure your low-maintenance succulent garden knows you appreciate it.
3. Figure out the correct pot size
This is crucial to having a thriving plant indoor or outdoors. Unless your plants are planted directly in the ground, you need to keep an eye on them to make sure their roots aren’t getting suffocated in their pots.
This happens when a plant’s roots want to naturally grow and spread but the container they are in doesn’t have any more room for it. Normally, people select smaller plants for their indoor gardens. Thus, they also select smaller pots assuming their little plants need less space. However, there are a few clear signs that it’s time to upgrade your planter into a bigger one:
1. The soil looks dry and cracked
2. Irrigation holes in the planter have roots sticking out.
3. When you water the plant, it just stays on top of the soil and doesn’t get absorbed.
A professional indoor garden would never have a plant showcasing any of these signs. If yours does, now you know how to hack it up like a pro.
4. Control the temperature and humidity
This one is a little more complicated. Plants do better not only in the right soil and sunlight but also in the right temperature and humidity. In case you don’t have a room dedicated to your indoor garden, this might be a little bit difficult to do.
A few ways to keep the temperature just right for your indoor garden is to plan their placement in front of direct sunlight. Depending on what the right temperature is for the various plants in your indoor garden, you place them near or far away from direct sunlight.
Invest in a humidifier for plants that require a high moisture environment. In case that is not an option, not blasting the air conditioner in the summers or the heater in the winters can help you to some extent. Both these pieces of equipment make the air in a room dry so keeping your plants away from them might be a good idea.
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5. Build a terrarium
Terrariums come in all shapes, sizes, and skill levels. In case you’re someone who no longer has the time to maintain an indoor garden but loves the green, a terrarium is a super low maintenance option that you can build. In fact, if you do not wish to build it by hand, a lot of individuals sell beautiful terrariums online as well.
There are two types of terrariums, open and closed. While open terrariums are quite common and you would have seen one before, closed terrariums are where they get interesting. All terrariums allow the owner to open and interact with the contents of the glass vessel. Closed terrariums create a unique ecosystem. The fact that heat and light enter the closed vessel but water vapour doesn’t get to evaporate creates a small water cycle within the terrarium.
People who packed up gardening as the first lockdown hit have almost become experts at the skill. Whether you’ve spent the whole lockdown learning about gardening or you have just decided to get into it and are an amateur, these strategies will change the game for you.
These are 5 strategies that pros use to ensure amazing looking gardens that are lower maintenance than what an amateur would perceive them to be.
If you utilize these strategies and create your amazing indoor garden, post it on Instagram or Facebook and tag @clicbrics_in (Instagram) or @clicbrics (Facebook). We’ll be waiting.