Staying with nature has become the buzz of the day and if you are a nature-lover then it becomes your passion. If you want to enjoy the natural beauty at every moment then you can easily bring nature to your living room. Indoor garden becomes a great option for you. Growing an indoor herb garden will give you the scope to enjoy it at any time of the day no matter whatever the climatic conditions are. So here are some tips for growing herbs in your home garden and you will make nature your all-time buddy.
Constructing Indoor garden
Place - Choose a place having large space for your indoor garden. Keep in mind that there can be a little mess by soiling.
Lighting - Install a skylight in your chosen place, as it will work as an artificial sunlight for your indoor garden.
Planting - for planting sow plants that are suitable for indoors.
Examining soil - At regular intervals keep on checking the soil for your indoor garden so that it has all the required nutrients.
Some tips on homemade indoor herb garden
For indoor garden lighting is most important. So before planting make a brief study of your desired plants and the amount of light they need. Plants that need medium to low light are Boston fern, Philodendrons, etc.
- During the summer time keep the plants out in sunlight to boost them up.
- Rotate the plant after keeping it under light for a healthy growth.
- If your indoor herb garden is not getting enough light then the leaves will grow small and lighter in color than the normal, with thin stems.
- You can also use artificial lights with a fluorescent lamp if your house has limited lights.
- When you buy plants condition them because the place from where you buy mostly will have more light than in your house. The plant will get a sudden shock due to the change. So at first give them the maximum light available in your house and then gradually reduce it to the desired degree.
Another point important for growing an indoor herb garden is watering the plants. The process of watering varies from plant to plant.
- Make sure that the water is drained out of the bottom of the pot. The quantity and the intervals of watering vary. So before buying collect all the necessary information about its routine care.
- Over watering is dangerous as it destroys most of the plants roots. You can see that the leaves will be yellowish in color, as the soil is not getting proper oxygen.
- The water that would be given to the plants should be same as that of the room temperature. Otherwise sudden change in the temperature of water can affect the plants.