September 4, 2011

A Few Tips For The Indoor Gardener

While all plants are quite apt to prosper indoors,
they do need more or less the same conditions to grow
as outdoor plants do. These conditions are a good
supply of fresh air, proper sunlight, water and
nutrients such as plant food commonly known as
‘fertilizer’.

We will include here a few tips that are sure to make
your indoor plants grow healthier and add beauty to
your surroundings.

Ever notice how plants will face the source of
sunlight? This is because the sun is the main source
of their nutrition. Plant leaves change water and
nutrition from the soil to food through a process
called ‘photosynthesis’.

A couple of hours of sunlight is a must for your
indoor plants. If you do not have a place where you
can have adequate sunlight, and cannot move the plants
you should consider purchasing a couple of indoor
gardening lights.

Ordinary lights will not do. Indoor gardening lights
provide enough of ultraviolet light to nourish the
plants.

Provide adequate water to your plants. Your indoor
plants need ‘room temperature’ water to survive. Do
not over water the plants, most plants die due to a
lack of water or a surplus of it than they do of any
other reason.

Follow a rule of thumb, like you test a cake you
should pierce a knitting needle into a plant
container. If the needle goes in with ease the soil is
just the right dampness, if not increase the quantity
of water a bit.

Fertilizers are also important, once a fortnight add a
scoop of indoor plant fertilizer to your plant pot.
Used tea leaves are also a very good supply of
nutrition to your plant.

Follow these simple tricks and you will see your
indoor garden prospering very soon.

No comments:

Post a Comment