A Complete Guide to Growing Flowers and Plants in Your Apartment

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If you’re in the rank of those who spend their entire life in a concrete jungle, chances are good that you value even the slightest manifestations of nature. Especially, if your city doesn’t top the rating of greenest urban areas in the country. If that’s true, this article is exactly what you need to bring in some greenery to your life.

Growing flowers and plants require some knowledge, skills, and discipline. And although it’s close to impossible to teach you discipline and train your gardening skills via a short article, it’s possible to provide you with useful information to help you get started.



Plan Things Out
For the starters, sit down and think out a detailed picture of your future home garden. Not only will it help you keep things organized, but also save plenty of time and effort during the process. Take into consideration how much space you have, how much time you’re ready to spend on maintenance when it’s all ready, what type of garden would you like to have (flower garden, herb garden, vegetable garden, and etc.)

Choose the Right Plants
There are almost 300,000 different plant species in the world. Some of them are suitable for a home garden, while others are absolutely not. When choosing plants and flowers, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are they suitable for a home garden?
  • How much time will maintenance take?
  • Do you like the way they look?
  • Is there enough sunlight/shadow in your apartment?
  • Are these spices resistible to parasites and disease?
  • Is their size suitable for your place?

What’s more, make sure you know the difference between different types of plants, and pick species for your home garden based on this knowledge. To cut a long story short, there are annuals (those with a one-year life cycle), perennials (those dying but returning every year), biennials (those growing their lives during a 1st year, flowering during the 2nd, and going on to seed and be gone for good in the following years), and bulbs (vibrant flowers with periods of bulbs).

Pick the Spot
One of the biggest mistakes first-time gardeners make is neglecting the importance of choosing the right spot. Plants and flowers can’t leave without a certain amount of sunlight, water, and minerals they get from the soil. In nearly all cases, be geared towards choosing a spot where your flowers and plants will get a good deal of sun, meaning 6-8 hours of sunlight per day. And keep in mind that flowers and flowers tend to grow and require more space over time, so think of their location thoroughly.

Take Care of the Soil
No matter if you decide to buy a ready-to-use soil in a garden store or prepare one on your one, bear in mind the following: the quality of soil to your plants is as important as organic foods to your body, so don’t take this task half-heartedly.


Mind the Maintenance
When it comes to a success of a home garden, maintenance is key. Even if you choose the least demanding species, you’ll still need to spend some time on their maintenance on a regular basis. Insert regular watering, bringing some mulch and using special fertilizers in your weekly to-do list. And don’t forget that different species require different amounts of water – learn the needs of your green friends to avoid unpleasant surprises in the form of moldering or drying up.

Starting and taking care of an interior garden will sure add some hassle to your daily routine, but the benefits you’ll get are absolutely worth it. Not only will your eyes be pleased with a fresh color of life regardless of a season, but it will also positively affect your indoor air quality, which is a big deal if you’re concerned about health and wellness of your family. So get it started, now you have all basic information you need.

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