4 Tips for Growing House Plants Organically

It’s spring, but depending on where you are you may not have seen much warm weather yet. Freezing temperatures can be really disappointing, especially when you’re ready to get outside and into your garden again. Or maybe you simply don’t have a big backyard. Either way, there’s one way to satisfy your gardening fever. Grow houseplants! 

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There are many benefits to growing indoors like beatifying the space and cleaning the air in the room. The good news is that house plants are easier to maintain and you’ll never have to deal with weeds. This gives you the opportunity to experiment with some organic gardening .There is a downside to growing greenery inside your home, however. You have to be sure the conditions are similar to the natural environment, such as humidity and light. Let me give you 4 Tips for Growing House Plants Organically… 

Let the Sunshine In

Unlike outdoors gardens, your home receives limited light. The exposure of sunlight strongly depends on the position of the place. Be sure to position your plant appropriately. Put the greenery that requires full sun at the southern – facing part of your home. Take time for cleaning out everything that may block the light. If you are looking for less sun exposure, use the eastern windows that will provide direct light only in the morning. On the contrary, western – facing area will bring more heat. Plants that need very little light can be situated at the corner or other inner part at the northern side.

Grow From Seed

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If you want to be totally organic, do it from the start. You can grow almost anything from seed like succulents, vegetables, palms, cacti and others. Choose different plants and purchase seeds. Instead of tossing the leftovers of your fruits, create new life by using their seeds.

Buying plants is also an option. Just because the plants aren’t deemed organic from the beginning, doesn’t mean you can’t change this once you take them home. When purchasing plants, you should look for growers that practice Eco-friendly methods. Read carefully the tags of the plants to identify their needs. Inspect the greenery for disease or pest issues.

Proper Soil Care

You should use organic potting soil for your houseplants. Use a mixture of compost and vermicompost to enrich it with nutrients. Want to be really green? Turn your organic kitchen scraps into nutrients. Feed your leafy greenery with fish emulsion or organic fertilizers with seaweed base.

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Watering

Overwatering or underwatering is common issues when it comes to indoor plants. Determining how much water your plants need is tricky and depends on different factors. You can perform simple test by pushing your fingers about 2 inches into the soil. If it’s damp, check again after a couple days. If it’s dry, then the plant needs water. Don’t forget to put saucers under the pot. This will provide humidity and spare you the cleaning of your floor.

The material of your containers also matters. For example, clay pots can dry out the soil. The height of your plant and the period (summer, winter) play huge roles. If you need professional domestic cleaning help you can hire reliable Clapham Park Carpet Steam Cleaners.

Conclusion

Growing a garden indoors can be just as enjoyable as having an outdoor garden. Clean the air with houseplants, grow a nice herb garden. Get your seeds started inside and transfer them to your backyard once the weather’s nice. Either way, it’s time to get your garden growing. So, what are you waiting for? 

Heather

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Heather Roberts is a freelance guest blogger from London, UK. She has got many published articles on various topics such as cleaning, organizing, home and garden etc. She loves to spend her time with family and friends and she also tries to live an eco-friendly life.

Author: Heather Roberts

Heather Roberts is a freelance guest blogger from London, UK. She has got many published articles on various topics such as cleaning, organizing, home and garden etc. She loves to spend her time with family and friends and she also tries to live an eco-friendly life.

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4 Comments

  1. I’ve always just added more soil. I try and get planting soil and add it to my indoor plants. I thought that was somehow better than using fertilizer. I also admit never composting but you have inspired me to make a change. I limit the amount of chemicals I used. I don’t even eat meat anymore and yet never considered composting. I bet were going to some great compost its mostly cores of fruit and orange and grapefruit skins and coffee grounds.

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    • Composting is a great way to reuse and give your plants super nutrition. It doesn’t get much better than that! Thanks for stopping by Sultana. 🙂

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  2. Great tips on growing houseplants! My plants always do better outside….so I needed this advice!

    Thanks for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday. I hope you’ll join us again this week!

    Lisa

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    • Yeah, indoor plants can be tough. But it doesn’t have to be hard. You just have to follow the simple steps and get growing! 🙂

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