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garden tips guide

Updated on February 20, 2016

In the world of growing indoors there are a lot of different things that need to happen in order for your plants to grow as they would if they were outside. There are a lot of people out there that have a general idea about what plants need but are a little fuzzy on some of the key details when it comes to growing plants correctly. Well in today’s lesson we are going to be going over some of those key points and also some very easy ways that you can make your indoor garden grow like you have not seen before. In today’s lesson we will be going over watering, planting, soil, fertilizer, grow lights, how to prune the proper way and how to pick the right kind of plants for the type of indoor garden that you wish to have.

Picking the right kind of plant can make all of the difference in the world when it comes to picking your indoor garden. There are three basic types of gardens. There are cutting, ornamental and herb and vegetable. If you are looking to just use a garden to provide you with flowers that you can put in your kitchen or to give someone for an occasion. If you are wanting to keep a garden for show purposes or if you are trying to start ornamental plants out from seedlings such as a Japanese red maple then this is the garden for you. If you are looking to grow vegetables or herbs in your home and want to have fresh vegetables all year long then you will want to choose plants that produce these kinds of results. The best way to make sure that you are getting the kind of plants that are right for your garden are by either looking on the label of the plant and reading the entire thing, making sure to look at if the plant comes back every year if it flowers, what type of watering and fertilizer intake needs the plant has and whether or not the plant needs dry soil, sandy soil or if it needs full sun or part shade. Another great place to look to choose the correct type of plants is on the Internet. There are websites out there that will be able to tell you exactly which type of plant that you need for which type of garden that you want.

After you have picked out the right type of plant make sure that you pick the right soil to go along with it. also make sure that you group the plants together that have the same type needs. For example you would not put an orchid with a cacti as they have different grow needs and environments. After you have picked out your plants and are going to plant them be sure to loosen up the root ball to ensure new growth and to make the existing root system stronger. Now that your plants are in the ground or in their pots sprinkle just a little fertilizer on the soil making sure to take any off that is sitting on the leaves as it can burn them, once this is done you may want to supplement your plants with a grow light that fits their needs. Choosing the right kind of grow light can be a daunting task if not done properly. To properly pick out grow lights all that you have to do is refer back to your plant identification chart and see what type of light it prefers. For direct sunlight plants use HID light, for partial shade use LED grow lights. Now that you have gotten all of your plants growing good and would like to make them grow better prune off all of the dead and dying leaves of the plant only leaving the parts that are green and healthy looking. A quick word about watering, for the most part do not water your plants more than twice a week, doing so will usually cause your plants to get root rot.By following this guide your plants should flourish and you should feel happy that you accomplished what most people struggle with.


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