Indoor Gardening Tips

It’s really easy to start your own indoor garden! It’s even easy on a small budget, with a busy schedule, and with no prior gardening experience. Many people also find gardening to be one of the best ways to alleviate stress. Once you get your garden started, you’ll love the results! Here’s how to get started! 

Step #1: Determine the Size of Your Garden 
Don’t buy a lot of indoor plants all at once, especially if you’re new to gardening, because you don’t want to overwhelm yourself. Remember that each plant has a specific way in which it is supposed to be cared for so make sure to the read the plant label or research about your plant online. Once you feel you have mastered taking care of one or two plants, add another plant! 

Step #2: What Do You Want From Your Indoor Garden? 
As you try to decide exactly what type of plants you want in your home, think about what you want from your indoor garden. 

Do you want colorful flowers during each season? 
If so, try and pick plants that flower at different times of the year so you’ll have a new pop of color as each season comes. 

Do you want a plant that requires a lot of care or one that requires little or no care? 
Some plants require a lot of care, such as orchids, while others require hardly any care, such as cacti or succulents. Check with your local nursery or garden center to see what type of plant will work best for you. 

Do you want to grow fresh vegetables, fruits or herbs all year long? 
Many plants can be easily cared for inside and still produce fresh vegetables, fruits or herbs. 

Step #3: Location & Lighting 
Before you purchase your plants, figure out where each will be placed. You need to keep in mind that each plant must have the proper amount of sunlight (this will vary for each plant). NOTE: The ideal spot for most indoor plants requiring a mix of sun and shade is in front of an east or west-facing window. The ideal spot for plants requiring a lot of sunlight is in front of a south-facing window. After purchasing your plants, don’t be afraid to try different locations until you find the perfect spot. 

Step #4: Use the Right Soil 
Using quality soil makes all the difference in the health of your plants. You want to use soil that drains properly, has a lightweight formula, and is formulated specifically for your indoor plants. The Schultz full line of rich potting mixes have been developed with years of experience to provide everything your plants need to thrive. Check out the different mixes.

Step #5: Watering & Water Control Technology 
Watering your plants is one of most important parts of gardening. Each plant has a different watering schedule, but the general rule is to water when the soil feels dry to the touch. Protect your plants against over and under-watering with Schultz® Moisture Plus® Potting Mix. This soil is formulated with advanced moisture crystals that absorb water, slowly releasing it as the plant needs moisture making your job much easier. 

Step #6: Feeding 
All plants require macronutrients as well as micronutrients for normal growth. The variety of specially engineered Schultz® Plant Food makes finding the right one for your indoor plants quick and easy.