Celebrate National Gardening Week at Greenwich Place
Having a garden may seem irrelevant and somewhat impossible while living in an apartment, but the Greenwich Place Blog has a few ideas to make it happen. Celebrate National Garden Week this month by adding some green to your apartment. These tips will help you see your green thumb potential, even if you think you didn’t have any!
Buy plants that are good for living indoors. Some plants that work well would be spider plants, aloe vera, snake plants, dracaenas, palms, philodendrons, and succulents. Many plants are also great for purifying your home. Some of these include peace lilies, rubber plants, bamboo palms, snake plants, and dumb canes. Choose the right plant for you and your home. For example, if your apartment doesn’t get a lot of sunlight, choose a plant that’s okay with that. If you aren’t home a lot, find one that’s okay with little watering, such as succulents.
Plant herbs that can sit in your kitchen or by a windowsill. They take up very little space and you get the benefit of harvesting what you sow and adding a gourmet touch to your meals. Sage, thyme, basil, rosemary, and lemongrass all work well to grow inside, along with others. One writer says that all herbs can live indoors as long as you take into account the hardiness of the plant, the time of the year you plant them, the air temperature, and the type of soil they live in. Take these into account and you’ll have thriving and fresh herbs all year.
If you have the wrong plants living in your apartment, it can be difficult to keep them alive. If you find the right plants, but they still don’t seem to like their environment, learn what you can about those plants and their needs. You can also find some general indicators about what your plant needs whether the issue is with oversaturation or dehydration, or even the wrong ph balance in the soil.
Get herbs and plants at a nursery near West Warwick, RI; follow the link to see suggestions from Yelp. Do you have any houseplants or a successful inside herb garden? What tips do you have? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading!