Plants for Your Indoor Garden
Bring nature indoors this month by starting your very own indoor garden in your apartment at Marketplace at Fells Point! Today the blog is all about plants you can incorporate into your decor or your meal planning. The third week of the month is National Indoor Plant Week, so celebrate by first reading on to learn about a few plant recommendations!
Before you get into purchasing plants and seeds, check out this article on how to start an indoor garden. You’ll need to prepare your home for your garden, so keep in mind things like placement (some plants require plenty of light, while some do just as well in shade), whether any plants are toxic to pets you have, and temperature and humidity demands.
This long-leafed plant is not only beautiful (especially at peak maturity, which takes about three to four years to reach), but it’s also useful in beauty and skin care. It’s easy to care for and thrives in bright light (but not necessarily direct sunlight), with soil that’s relatively dry. Keep this out of reach of pets, as it can be toxic to dogs and cats.
Southern Living calls the peace lily “the perfect houseplant” — and for good reason! It’s beautiful and easy to care for. If you tend to kill houseplants but you still want a plant to brighten up a room that has no windows, this one is a good option for you. Peace lilies do well in shady spots (but of course, they still need some light) and only really require watering and pruning of any dead leaves. Keep the soil moist throughout and mist the leaves and blooms to keep it fresh and healthy.
If the aim of your indoor garden is to grow something you can use in your cooking, go for it! Growing your own produce is a great way to be more self-reliant and to ensure you’re eating healthy food you can trust. UFSeeds points out that blueberries, broccoli, garlic, lettuce, radish, and spinach are good to grow in September. You can also try out growing a tree for a fruit, like mandarin oranges. They take patience, but they’ll definitely be worth it!
What plants have you had success with in your home here in Baltimore, MD? Share your tips with the rest of us by leaving a comment. Thanks for reading. Good luck, and enjoy the fruits of your success this season!