Indoor Gardening Information

Overview

Indoor gardening works for urban gardeners with limited space and people who enjoy the outdoors but not the bleakness of winter. Creating an indoor garden brings fresh scents and vivid color to your home.

Considerations

Sudden changes to a plant's environment can cause shock. Condition your plant by giving it the most light possible in your home and then slowly lessen the amount of light to equal the amount it will receive in its new indoor garden location.

Benefits

Plants grown indoors help improve air quality by adding oxygen and humidity to the air and removing harmful toxins.

Potential

Use feng shui form to design your indoor garden. Feng shui is the Chinese practice of bringing peace and harmony to your home through placement of objects.

Prevention/Solution

Prevent pests, such as spider mites and aphids, in your indoor garden by spraying with insecticidal soap. Discourage fungus, mold and mildew by maintaining well drained soil and not over watering.

Warning

Be aware of individual plants needs. For instance, plants that need intense care might require that you have a friend check on them when you are on vacation.

References

  • My Indoor House Plants
  • North Dakota State University
  • Colorado State University

Who Can Help

  • Absolutely Feng Shui
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About this Author

Currently residing in Myrtle Beach, SC, Tammy Curry began writing agricultural and frugal living articles in 2004. Her articles have appeared in the Mid-Atlantic Farm Chronicle and Country Family Magazine. Ms. Curry has also written SEO articles for textbroker.com. She holds an associate's degree in science from Jefferson College of Health Sciences.