Gardening At Home: Why You Should Plant an Indoor Garden
Gardening in the Texas heat can be brutal. Planting seeds, pulling weeds, and watering can be exhausting in the sun, not to mention how hard it can be to keep these plants alive during a Texas summer. Luckily, indoor gardening has taken over. Planting an indoor garden is easy, and your plants (and back) will thank you for it. No more spending half your day bent over to tend to your plants. If you love gardening, but need a break from outdoor heart, check out our list of reasons to start your indoor garden!
You don't even need a yard! Maybe you have always wanted to have a garden, but haven't had the luxury of a yard that can house one. Indoor gardens are a great alternative! You can plant it so that it's aesthetically pleasing, or you can plant a functional herb garden right inside your home.
For the chef in your life. If you or someone you know loves cooking, an indoor garden is the perfect fit. People with a passion for food know just how big a difference fresh herbs make in any dish, so start elevating your food with herbs grown straight from your garden.
Improve your air quality. Studies show that plants can drastically improve the air quality in our homes. Invisible toxins and pollutants from household cleaners, mold, and mildew riddle our homes, but plants are able to absorb those potentially harmful pollutants and provide us with more abundant and higher quality oxygen which, in turn, keeps us feeling happy and healthy.
It's minimal effort. There are tons of products on the market for growing your own vertical gardens, which take up very little space in your home, or you can opt for a more conventional, horizontal option that can serve as a piece of decor on a countertop. Because many of these kits supply you with seeds and the necessary light for these plants to thrive, all you have to think about is keeping up with the watering!
It can reduce your utility bills! That's right, having an indoor garden can help you to lower your energy bills. Having an abundance of plants in your home can naturally cool the air inside, so your AC won't have to work as hard to keep your home feeling comfortable.
There are so many reasons why you should plant an indoor garden this year, but it's also important to know your options.
Vertical gardens can mean a couple of things, like using a planting kit that has a tower-like structure, or creating a green wall. Green walls usually hang on the wall so that the plants are growing entirely off of the ground. There are no plastic pots involved because it uses a hydroponics system (water only), so the plants are attached to a panel that holds them in place.