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How to Start an Indoor Garden This Spring

Bar Harbor Living Room Filled with a Beautiful Indoor GardenBeing a renter doesn’t automatically mean that gardening is not possible. Truth is, you don’t need a large outdoor yard to grow a garden. You can choose many creative ways to put up your garden in your Bar Harbor rental home. If gardening is your thing, check out these few tips to get your own indoor garden growing!

Your primary concern before anything else is where you want to set up your spring indoor garden. Though it’s not necessary to set up a big garden area, what you want is really good lighting for the best results. Scout out an area with direct sunlight like a sunny windowsill so that you can start there. 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.

Since you’re done looking for space, your next step is to determine what type of plants you want to grow. Many gardening experts suggest starting with succulents. Succulents are very low-maintenance and grow quite well indoors. You can go beyond more than just houseplants for your indoor garden, however. It’s also possible for you to start growing fresh herbs for your own cooking. Or, if you’re up to the task, you can go with vegetables. Something like 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 very worthwhile, too. You won’t need to worry quite as much about climate and temperature changes if you’re growing flowers indoors. This will allow you to try delving into growing different flowers like mini roses or even exotic tropical varieties. If you are something of a novice to this, you can go for annuals like pansies, geraniums, or begonias. Flowering plants such as these are easy to care for, and they maintain lovely flowers throughout the year.

An indoor garden needs good quality plant soil for it to thrive. You also need the proper tools for it. 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. To get the right soil, do your research well. And, buy good quality hand tools so that your plants will get the proper care they need.

And, give your planters and pots good drainage. Also, make sure you’re watering 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. Create the ideal scenario for plants to thrive by setting up a watering regimen. This watering schedule should be centered on the plant’s water needs so that it doesn’t get overwatered.

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