How to Garden – Indoors

Not having a yard shouldn’t prevent you from the healing hobby of gardening. There are many choices of indoor garden systems that can fit your space and needs, allowing you to grow herbs, plants, and flowers in the comfort of your home.

Benefits of Gardening 

Gardening has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, anger, fatigue, and depression. Keeping up with gardening as a hobby can also make you happy by increasing your serotonin levels via healthy bacteria found in soil. Growing your own herbs, veggies, or fruits comes with the added bonus of knowing that they are fresh and not treated with pesticides.

Indoor Gardening Ideas

Flowers

If you’re looking to have an indoor flower garden, we recommend looking for flowers that grow well indoors, such as geraniums, jasmine, kalanchoes, African violets, peace lilies, and lavender. You can collect mason jars or wine bottles or find a kit with the seeds and containers ready to go. We love the Bottle Stopper Garden Kit from Uncommon Goods ($22, shop here).

Plants

If you like the aesthetic of plants more than flowers, there are ideal plants to grow indoors, including rubber trees, monstera deliciosa, pothos, spider plants, and snake plant laurentii.

Succulents are also excellent plants for your home! You can find many DIY succulent garden ideas online, but if you need a helping hand, this Deluxe Succulent & Cactus Grow Kit from Home Grown ($55, shop here) is a good way to start.

Herbs

Herbs such as basil, mint, and rosemary grow very well inside. You can invest in herb kits and devices like AeroGarden’s Black Harvest Indoor Hydroponic Garden ($86, shop here) that make them easy to monitor and maintain.

Fruits and Vegetables

A lot of your favorite produce can also grow indoors, including scallions, radishes, spinach, strawberries, and tomatoes.

Do you have an indoor garden? Tell us about your experiences in the comments below!

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