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How to Start an Indoor Garden This Spring

Burlingame Living Room Filled with a Beautiful Indoor GardenBeing a renter doesn’t automatically disqualify you from gardening. The truth of the matter is, you can grow yourself a garden even in the absence of a large outdoor yard. There are so many creative things that you can do to get your own garden started inside your Burlingame rental home. Are you into gardening? Well, here are some tips to get your indoor garden going in no time!

Where to put your spring indoor garden is what you should think of first. While the garden area is something you should consider, you should mainly think about giving your garden good lighting to achieve the best results. A sunny windowsill or any area hit by direct sunlight would be best. 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. Generally, gardening experts propose starting with succulents. Succulents are very low-maintenance and grow quite well indoors. You shouldn’t, however, restrict your indoor garden to just a few houseplants. Growing yourself some fresh herbs for cooking is something you can easily accomplish! If you’re really determined, you can even plant a few vegetables 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 is not just achievable, it’s also very rewarding. You don’t have to trouble yourself over climate and temperature changes if you’re growing flowers indoors. Hence, you can explore growing different kinds of flowers from mini roses to exotic tropical varieties. If this is all quite new to you, don’t worry. You can start with something easier like annuals such as pansies, geraniums, or begonias. Throughout the year, these easy-to-care-for flowering plants will give you vibrant flowers to enjoy.

To make sure that your indoor garden is a success, make sure that you use good quality plant-soil along with the right tools. 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. Remember to also get good quality hand tools to make it easier for you to take care of your plants.

At last, make sure that your planters and pots have good drainage; also, water 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. While proper drainage is a need for all plants, so is watering — the correct amount of watering, to be exact. Your plants will surely thrive if you set up a watering regimen for them. Don’t forget to always base your watering schedule on your plant’s water needs — make sure you don’t overwater them!

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