An Early Primer for the Indoor Gardener

Orangeville, ON (My Corner Office) While all plants thrive indoors, they require more or less the same conditions as outdoor plants. Good conditions include fresh air, sunlight, water, and nutrients, such as fertilizer.

Listed below are a few tips that will make your indoor plants grow healthier and add beauty to your environment.

Have you ever noticed how plants face the source of sunlight? Their primary source of nutrition is the sun. The process of photosynthesis converts water and nutrients from the soil into food for plants.

Indoor plants need a few hours of sunlight every day. If you cannot move your plants and you do not have access to adequate sunlight, consider purchasing a few indoor gardening lights.

A simple light will not suffice. A good indoor gardening light will provide enough ultraviolet light to nourish the plants.

Make sure your plants receive adequate water. Indoor plants require room-temperature water. Water your plants properly. Most plants die from a lack or surplus of water than from any other reason.

To test a plant container, poke a knitting needle into it like you would for a cake. Ideally, the needle should go in easily. If not, add a bit more water.

Add a scoop of indoor plant fertilizer to the pot once a fortnight. Used tea leaves provide your plants with valuable nutrition.

By following these simple tricks, you can see your indoor garden prosper quickly.

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