When you first sit down inside your garden, it is tempting to start creating a full garden all around. This can be done with any size garden, but many indoor plants fail for one reason or another. Sometimes it is just too hard to get the soil ready for the seeds. Other times, it is just not the right type of seed that is available for the space that the garden is set up in. A third possibility is that the space is not conducive to growing certain plants. No matter what the problem is, there are simple ways to remedy it.
With most indoor garden seeds, such as annuals, perennials and biennials, it is very easy to germinate the seeds and start planting. Once the seeds are sowed, the gardener can simply place the tiny seeds inside pots, Terra cotta pots, even empty food containers, and water them well before planting. Many seeds, however, will require seed starter for germination.
Inside garden sprouts also do well in the winter. The gardener should remember that most indoor gardening seeds have a cold season associated with them, because they need the ground to freeze in order to germinate. Planting the seeds in the winter months will ensure that they get their necessary share of warmth from the soil to start growing. Winter sprouts can also be used for creating an indoor vegetable garden in the fall, allowing the gardener time to get the plant food prepared before the sprouts come out.
Peace lilies are a great choice for those who want to keep a small but colorful garden inside. Peace lilies have drooping leaves that add to the attractiveness of the small plant. The bright purple-blue flowers can be planted in large pots, placed about two feet deep and filled with potting soil. They will grow nicely for the first year without additional waterings.
Another idea for indoor plant gardening is the familiar cactus. They are very tough and hardy indoor plants, able to survive even the driest summers. They are fairly easy to grow, but they do require regular watering and fertilizer. Fertilizer is important to prevent the roots from drying out. A good place to find information on cactus garden ideas is a book on plant care or a landscaping magazine.
Seedlings are a wonderful indoor gardening idea. These are the tiny baby plants that are perfect for starting off with a gardening project. Many people find seeds to be easier to germinate than seeds purchased from catalogs. Some gardeners who have tried to use store-bought seeds have had disappointing results. If you are able to find fresh seeds, then you will be assured that your efforts are in safe hands.
Most gardeners agree that the best indoor garden ideas are those that encourage the gardener to be creative. Herbs are a great way to encourage creativity. There are many herbs that have been passed down through generations of families. With the proper care, they can be a bountiful and beautiful addition to any home. You can easily grow herbs in pots and containers indoors and use them to create delicious meals.
Other indoor gardening ideas are to make an herbal supplement by taking fresh herbs, soaking them overnight in water and adding the Epsom salt and other ingredients into a pill. This can then be taken with each meal as needed. You can also make your own teas with herbs and create special mixtures for drinking with hot tea. No matter what type of indoor garden you choose, your efforts will be rewarded with a bountiful harvest season after season.