6 Tips for Creating an Indoor Garden Space

March 11, 2022

6 Tips for Creating an Indoor Garden Space

No garden area outside? No problem! Don't allow the size of your house, apartment or condominium limit you from starting a garden. You can start one inside your home and enjoy air purification, stress reduction, and a better-looking house.

There are plenty of plants that thrive well in an indoor garden. Be it herbs, fruits, or vegetables, you can grow what you want, provided you have a well-dedicated garden space. 

Here is a guide to get you started with an indoor garden.

What Is an Indoor Garden?

Let's understand an indoor garden before moving on to the tips.

An indoor garden is an innovative and productive way of growing plants in an indoor setting. It is a good option for people who don't have enough space outside to grow the plants. An indoor garden is also an excellent idea for people who spend much time indoors and would like to spice up the house with plants.

The common types of indoor garden designs include:

  • Hydroponic gardens - a great option if you don't want to use soil or don't have time to manage weeds.
  • Living walls - they are used in situations where you don't have adequate space on the floor. You can decide to grow the plants by hanging them vertically on your walls.
  • Window herb indoor design - this design works best in the kitchen, whereby you place the plant pots on the sink or hang them on the kitchen wall.

How to Create the Perfect Indoor Garden Space

Follow these six tips to create and maintain an indoor garden space in your home.

  1. Identify the Right Place for the Indoor Garden

The first step is to find a dedicated area for the indoor plants. Which part of your house would you like to have indoor plants? If you need a large garden, you might need to utilize an unused room in the house. 

If there is no vacant room, you can create a small section for the garden setup. Your balcony can also be great.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the right place or the indoor garden:

  • Avoid wood or carpet flooring because it can easily get damaged when watering the plants.
  • Avoid dark areas such as the attic or the garage. 
  • Natural light is the best, but you can still utilize fluorescent lights at varying heights.
  • Check ventilation to ensure the area has a good flow of air. You might add a floor or ceiling fan to improve the air floor.
  • Ensure the place is humid
  • Ensure the area is easy to navigate even at night. Be sure to move all obstacles which might prevent you from accessing the garden.
  1. Choose the Right Plants for Indoor Gardening

Like the outside garden, there is a broad range of plants to grow indoors, including decorative greens, herbs, flowers, berries, and vegetables.

Which plants would you like to grow in your indoor garden?

Plants have different care needs. Some need close monitoring, while others should be left alone to grow. Also, some plants such as palms and philodendron require low light, while others like gardenias require much light, so you might need to invest in a spectrum.

Choose the plants based on their care and maintenance needs.

  1. Choose the Right Containers

You will be growing your plants in an indoor environment, so you have many options for the containers to use. You can use pots, old vases, plastic bottles, or any modern vessel which fits your needs and budget.

Consider the following factors when choosing the proper containers for your indoor plants:

  • Plant spacing - plants with closer spacing can be planted several in the same container
  • Root depth - plants with long roots need a grow bag or a large bucket to sustain the roots
  • Container material - the primary materials are wood, plastic, metal, ceramic, and fabric
  • The diameter of the container

Your plant containers should have both functional and aesthetic benefits. Therefore, you should be choosy in getting the ideal container, especially if the indoor garden is near your living room.

  1. Use the Best Soil

Soil has a significant impact on the health and the taste of your indoor vegetables or fruits. For this reason, it's essential to choose the best soil. It's worth noting that different types of plants need different soil types. This means that you may require more than one type of soil if your indoor garden consists of more than one type of plants.

You might also need to do a PH test for the soil before planting. The idea is to ensure you use each plant's correct type of soil. This way, you can be confident your plants will thrive well.

  1. Ensure there's Adequate Sunlight

Plants need sunlight to grow well. Unfortunately, your indoor plants may not always have access to good natural sunlight when it's cloudy or raining. To ensure your plants get enough sunlight, it's highly recommended to use grow lights.

There are many types of grow lights in the market, and you can easily find the best for your needs and budget. 

  1. Take Good Care of Your Indoor Plants

After observing all the above tips and planting them, it is important to take good care of them. After all, the last thing you would want is to find your indoor plants dead after putting so much effort into them.

How do you care for indoor plants?

First, ensure the plants get enough water. The soil should be moist, but you should not water if the soil is already moist. Otherwise, you will damage them.  

Observe these other tips to offer valuable care to your indoor plants:

  • Fertilize the plants periodically
  • Remove dust from the plants
  • Depending on the plant, pruning might be used
  • Remove the overgrown indoor plants
  • Ensure there is adequate drainage in the pots - should have holes at the bottom and add trays if the pots don’t have them built in.
  • Use organic insecticides when necessary

There you go! Follow the above tips to create a functional indoor garden for your space.

Add style and functionality to your kitchen by using Fossil Blu luxury sinks. Our sinks are made of high-quality fireclay and copper materials and are easy to clean and maintain. Contact our team for more details about Fossil Blu sinks.






Also in Ideas & Inspiration

8 Charming Farmhouse Style Bathroom Renovations for 2022
8 Charming Farmhouse Style Bathroom Renovations for 2022

August 11, 2022

When designing your bathroom renovation, you want to create a space that is both comfortable and uplifting. You want a bathroom that makes you feel positive and charmed in the morning and easily relax into your bedtime routine at night. That's why many people choose the farmhouse style for bathroom renovations. A farmhouse bathroom is charming, efficient, and a little bit rustic: mixing old-fashioned finishes with natural tones that inspire a sense of comfort and tradition that can't help but bring a smile to your face.

But how do you choose the perfect farmhouse features to make your bathroom renovation complete? Here at Fossil Blu, we're passionate about the Farmhouse style, so you know we have a few ideas that you'll love.  

View full article →

Smart Tips for Transitioning Your Garden From Late Summer Into Autumn
Smart Tips for Transitioning Your Garden From Late Summer Into Autumn

August 04, 2022

Gardening puts us closely in touch with nature's subtle, seasonal changes, a process of continuous renewal. Though the vegetable plants and the flowers many of us include in garden plots that were so vibrant and productive in midsummer may be waning, there is still much to be done in the garden and in beds of ornamental plantings. We prepared the following tips which should be helpful as you transition your garden from late summer to autumn for continued enjoyment and to be better-prepared for next year's growing season.  

View full article →

Summer Refresh: Time to Organize your Pantry
Summer Refresh: Time to Organize your Pantry

June 24, 2022

Busy homes often have cluttered pantries. It's a natural side effect of cooking quickly, stocking groceries quickly, and always keeping a little extra supplies in the back of your pantry. In a new house, that pantry clutter is comforting, knowing there are always a few boxes of stuffing or cans of beans for a rainy day. But over time, pantry clutter can start to weigh you down.

Why let that happen when you have warm summer weekends and spare time for home projects? If you're refreshing your home and your mindset for summer, why not refresh your pantry?

View full article →