It’s great to have a house garden.
But the most important thing is that you should know how to make a beautiful and healthy house garden.
In this blog, I will give you some useful tips that will help you to grow your dream garden.
Below are the points that, I am going to talk about in detail in this blog
- Gardening Tools for the Climate-Friendly Garden
- Light Requirement For Plants
- Best Plants To Choose
- How To Fertilize Soil
Gardening Tools for the Climate-Friendly Garden
If you recently found your love for gardening and you want to invest in some good quality gardening tools. Today I’m going to talk exactly about that.
Garden tools are basically categorized into 2 types: hand tools and power tools.
As the name suggests hand tools are those tools that are used from our bare hands.
And the power tools are those tools that need a source of power (electricity) to run.
Most commonly used gardening hand tools are:
Buy a good quality trowel one that won’t break from the handle as you use it even on hard soil, if you want to buy one tool then I would suggest that buy this one.
Moving or loosening the soil becomes very difficult with hands this will come in handy for any gardening project even if you have only indoor plants at home.
As you graduate from one indoor plant to having a couple of indoor plants at home you would realize that this spraying can be used in so many ways
It’s super helpful for spraying water on your ferns during the summers, spraying pesticides on your plants and can be used for many more gardening works.
A good pair of gloves will protect your hands and will make your gardening easy.
If you just have a balcony garden probably you don’t need to invest in a good quality cutter you can just use a knife or even a scissor.
But if you have an outdoor garden with trees shrubs and especially roses I think you can invest in a good quality cutter.
But if you’ve just started you can skip it and actually just use a trowel, be very careful of not disturbing the roots with it.
Note – If you are planning to make a house garden at your home then these gardening hand tools are enough for you to start, At the initial stage, you don’t need electric tools.
Light Requirement For Plants
Low light plants
Whenever you buy a plant for your house garden be sure of asking the vendor or search what are its light requirements.
If a plant is a low light condition plant it means it can be placed indoors and it can survive even in dark conditions like the Gigi plant and Snake plant, these plants do not require direct sun or lot of light.
It basically means keep your plant in a well-lit space like in a room most of the indoor plants fall in this category, for example, rubber plant Erica, money plant monstera, etc.
Bright light plants
Plants that need direct sunlight are bright light plants now when I say direct sunlight I mean that the Sun should be falling on the plant.
This means you have to keep your plant in Sun for three or more hours most of the vegetables are also in this category.
The plants that come in this category are Croton Plant, Ming Aralia Plant, Yucca Plant, Ponytail Palm Tree, etc.
So, I would say that whenever you’re going for plant shopping first have a sense of your space where do you want to keep that plant what are the light conditions and then go and tell the vendor that you have a bright spot in your house and which plant to buy.
Note:- Lot of you ask is which plant is an outdoor plant and which one is an indoor plant?
Now technically every plant is an outdoor plant because all the plants grow outside.
But when people are calling a certain plant indoor or outdoor they’re referring to its requirement.
If a plant needs a lot of sun, it becomes an outdoor plant, if a plant needs very low light it comes under an indoor plant.
So there is no hard-and-fast outdoor or indoor definition it totally depends on what requirement the plant has and where you can provide those requirements.
Best Plants To Choose
In this section, I will share with you my personal favorite list of five plans that would be great for your house garden.
PEACE LILY –
The beautiful thing about this plant is its leaves.
It has big broad wings that work great for indoor decorations
Most of the other plants that have big leaves, exact palms and they grow really big.
So this one can grow in a small pot and you can put it even on a stool. This plant grows well even in low lighting.
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Grows really quickly
Grows well in low light [/i2pros][i2cons]Needs proper watering on time[/i2cons][/i2pc]
Now there are two varieties of ferns that are available in India, the Boston fern and foxtail fern
The requirement for both of these funds are almost similar they need a bright spot and moist soil.
[i2pc show_title=”true” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Grows well in normal light
Leaves are very attractive[/i2pros][i2cons]Needs moisture and humidity [/i2cons][/i2pc]
RUBBER PLANT –
Rubber plants are most commonly available in India.
The best thing about them is the dark burgundy color that they have.
If you are looking for adding some height in some spot of your room, I think rubber plants are great.
[i2pc show_title=”true” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Great for adding height in a spot of your room and garden[/i2pros][i2cons]Slow in growth [/i2cons][/i2pc]
There are a lot of species of croton that are available in India.
It looks very beautiful and eye-catching. The color of the leaves are dependent on what species of Croton you have.
The leaves are good enough but they also have beautiful flowers that comes out when you give the proper conditioning that it needs.
It needs moist soil and space that has bright light.
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MONEY PLANT –
The last plant on my list is the money plant.
Among all of these five plants, this is the one which can be grown in water and it grows really quickly.
All that you have to do is take a cutting and put it in water even one leaf can develop roots, but I would recommend that put them in the soil if it’s possible.
[i2pc show_title=”true” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Grows really quick
Can be even grown in water
Do not require a lot of soil[/i2pros][i2cons]For better growth water when soil is completely dry[/i2cons][/i2pc]
Two very important tips that I think are important for indoor plants.
- Have a sense of light in your room. I do not mean tube light, I mean sunlight because plants are sensitive to various wavelengths of the sunlight. So you should keep your plants according to their need for light.
- The second important thing is that when you shifting your plant from outdoor to Indore give them time to adapt to indoor conditions.
How To Fertilize Soil
Fertilizing plants in the proper manner is very important for its better growth. You should know the need of a plant and should feed according to it.
For fertilizing your house garden plants you can use seaweed solution.
It increases microorganisms in the soil that can invoke nitrogen from the air. It also improves seed germination and increases root growth development.
Now instead of a seaweed solution, you can also use compost (homemade compost). I highly recommend compost, because compost is a great fertilizer.
Compost is recycled kitchen waste.
But if you can not make compost at your home then you can use a seaweed solution instead of it.
Compost and seaweed solutions both works in the almost same manner, they are organic matter and are rich in nutrients.
You can also use chemical fertilizers but in the long run, it can harm your soil.
Now the question comes when to add fertilizers in soil?
The frequency of fertilizing your plants should be generally among two months.
All the best for your gardening, have a good and healthy garden. ♠