Gardening is a wonderful way to unwind. Being in the presence of plants and nature has been demonstrated to reduce stress and boost our mood. And you will be happy to know that you don’t need a garden to ‘do gardening’ or grow house plants. Your windowsill will let you create lovely home plant displays and cultivate herbs and veggies. We’ve included a few tips on how to grow herbs indoors as well. Read on!
Even if you don’t have a garden, we’ve put together a list of fun gardening activities you can do while you grow plants at home. Find out more in the sections below.
How Can You Grow Plants at Home?
1. Grow House Plants in Small Pots
Growing fresh herbs and tasty veggies in containers is simple when you have the appropriate tools! We’re sure you have everything nearby that you need to get started, including pots, soils and seeds, as well as grow-lights to bring the sun’s green-growing magic indoors. Now let the house plants grow! The house plant ideas that are common and easy to implement include palm, English ivy, aloe vera, basil and spider plant.
2. Grow House Plants in Kitchen Jars
Using cooking jars is one of the finest ideas to grow plants at home and to make use of household goods for your little planters. Those mason jars that you no longer use can be put to good use for growing your house plants. Simply fill the jar with soil and your favourite plant. The glass jar in this kitchen depicted in the image above occupies very little space and is definitely the answer to a common question about how to grow herbs indoors. You can grow herbs in these jars and keep them on kitchen window sills for optimum light and growth.
3. Hanging House Plants in Baskets
Getting some neutral or earthy-coloured baskets to hang on the walls or from the ceiling is one of the best home plants ideas. Use them for your favourite planters — veils would look lovely in them as well — just like this home. The money plant and piper ornatum are the most common house plants you can grow as climbers at home.
4. Growing House Plants in Bottles
Everyone has some old wine bottles or plastic water bottles that are no longer useful. You can pretty much use these as home gardening tools to grow plants at home. If you can handle them well, they can be pretty attractive.
Other home plants ideas include locating an old wooden box that is no longer in use and painting it any colour you wish. You can even leave it rusted and worn to give it a more vintage feel. Then, you can fill this box with some of your little pots.
5. Planting Herbs in the Balcony or Window Sills
Your windowsill or balcony is a great spot to grow plants at home. These plants or herbs don’t take up much room and will also enhance the appearance of your windows and balcony. This is a win-win situation because you can use the cultivated herbs at home in your food. Basil, rosemary, parsley, chives etc are some common herbs you can grow at home.
What Plants You Can Grow at Home?
1. Cacti or Other Succulent Plants
Cacti are great indoor plants but did you know you can start growing them from seed at home? Sowing seeds in the spring is a terrific idea. However, you need to be patient because cacti take a long time to grow; however, they are also a lot of fun to grow as they do not need much maintenance and water.
Chefs adore microgreens for their strong flavour, and they’re simple to produce indoors on a windowsill. Microgreens are vegetable and herb seedlings that have all of the flavour of the adult plant packed into their tiny leaves. Growing microgreens is a fun activity to perform with kids because it is so quick and easy. You don’t need any special equipment; simply sow the seeds in a margarine tub or yoghurt pot, and within a few days, you’ll have fresh pickings.
3. Hang Climbers or Creepers
Climbers and creepers are the best ornaments for your home. They not only look good but also contribute to the oxygen supply inside your home. Piper ornatum is one of the most commonly grown ornamental climbers in Malaysian homes.
Fresh herbs are inexpensive, easy to grow and they contribute a lot to home-cooked meals. Basil, coriander and parsley are easy to cultivate from seed and thrive in a sunny, protected location like a windowsill. Alternatively, perennial herbs such as mint, thyme, rosemary, marjoram and chives can be grown. They can be planted individually or in a large pot, such as a window box.
5. Repot Indoor House Plants
This is the ideal time to repot your house plants. Repotting your plants in the spring is the best time to do so, and a larger container with fresh, peat-free compost will keep them healthy. Choose a new pot that is slightly larger than the old one and fill it with fresh compost around the root ball, keeping the surface level of the root ball the same as before. With your fingers, press the compost into the soil and water it thoroughly.
How Can Livspace Help You?
We hope you liked our suggestions for the plants you can grow at home and how you can grow them! If you’re looking forward to a budget house renovation with indoor greenery, and need professional support with it, or have any other home decor questions, look no further. Book an online consultation with Livspace today. Delivering safe home interiors has been our No. 1 priority. Click here to find out how interiors are being delivered following all safety protocols.
Also, check out 8 Ways to Save At Least $20,000 on Your Home Renovation.