The practice of meditation or other exercises that allow you to reconnect with your inner self requires the establishment of an inner garden for optimal concentration.
6 tips for setting up your indoor garden
Few people recognize the importance of plants in their environment. Surely you do not belong to this category? Otherwise, why are you here? You seek to create a space of greenery inside your house, because you recognize its usefulness. Know that the recommendations below will help you achieve this.
Define your indoor garden style
Before jumping into the nitty-gritty, you should know that there are two systems of indoor garden. You have the container system and the hydroponic system, also called aboveground. With the first system, you can grow all plants in containers. You can also grow them in a pot lined with regular soil.
In fact, creating indoor garden in a container has several advantages. This system offers the possibility of arranging your plants or moving them as you see fit. It not only allows you to grow all kinds of plants, but also at any size.
However, with the hydroponic garden, you will have to use a substrate for the plants. The water you will use must also be fertilized. It should be noted that everything must be arranged vertically. The serenity and the trust can also help you in this project.
This kind of indoor garden suitable for anyone who wants to grow various plants in a small environment. It can also be used to grow vegetables. And to create it, you don't need a big storage unit or multiple accessories. Use plastic bottle scraps if possible.
Define the appropriate place
To successfully create your indoor garden, it is important to choose a plant-friendly location. This place must be able to help these plants grow. Indeed, you can decide to create this garden in a very sunny environment. Expose this one to the west as to the east is an option.
Then, if you want, arrange your garden near a window. That way, whether it's containerized or hydroponic, you allow it to receive more heat. And thus, it is better exposed to the sun's rays.
Especially avoid cold rooms, because you risk killing the plants. Such a location can also slow down their growth, the opposite effect of heat. Also avoid placing your garden near an air vent or fan. If you didn't know, air circulation can damage plants by drying them out.
Good control of the environment
The environment and your potentialities are important factors that you must take into account. Controlling it carefully contributes to the success of your project. Yes, this increases your chances of success, but requires more work. Indeed, to effectively control the environment, you must rely on three factors.
You need to consider air temperature, soil and water conditions. Then, the method to use varies depending on the garden system and the type of plant to be grown. But to achieve this, you can resort to several useful tools like heating mats.
With the latter, you will see that the plants will develop well if the temperature varies between 25 and 30 degrees. In addition, you can install a drip system, which does not facilitate regular watering too much. But at least you will avoid reminder systems
Finally, you may install a lighting system. It is a system that, thanks to the windows, the sun passes through a little well. With such a possibility, you will have to provide additional light by artificial means to your plants. You can choose, for example, thermal heating lamps or fluorescent ones.
Define the plants to grow
The way to choose the plants to grow in your indoor garden does not differ from that of an outdoor garden? In yours, you can grow various varieties. You can grow berries, decorative plants or vegetables. Among these plants, some give off waves that increase your level of faith and spirituality.
But, before choosing the attractive plants at the nursery, you need to determine which ones suit your garden best. There are some who thrive on the inside while others do not. Among those that would best suit your space, you have vegetables (pepper, tomato, carrot, small weights, radishes).
Flowers, you will find the African violet, the cactus, the moon flower and the succulents. And among the herbs, you have chives, rosemary, tarragon, basil, oregano, bay leaf, thyme, parsley and sage. If you have a inner child, Pay attention.
What budget should I plan for?
The budget for a indoor garden is very variable and remains within everyone's reach. For less than €10? Yes, because the cost of indoor plants depends on the size and the dispute. It generally varies between one and five hundred euros. Indeed, for a start, you must plan and have a planter or a pot, fertilizer and soil.
These expenses are initial investments. In the long run, you could vary the type of plant. As for nutrients, seeds to grow and refillable capsules, plan between 2.95 and 6.95 €.
A indoor garden is often small in size and therefore you should limit the number of plants in yours. Indeed, with the seeds, you could have good quality plants. It is for this reason that you must have a sufficient reserve at each plant in order to provide better lighting.
Not ready to throw your money out the window? You also want to have a indoor garden healthy for better personal development ? And so, you should choose hardy varieties, which are resistant to disease. Indeed, to reduce the diseases that could be caused by parasites, you can use “neem” oil.
Also, if you see mold or signs of disease in certain plants, get rid of them. Then, to have more green fingers in your garden, you could resort to autonomous indoor vegetable gardens. These work with the passive hydroponics system.