Category Archives: Indoor Gardening

Growing Rosemary Indoors


I dug up my Rosemary plant today to pot up and overwinter indoors. Last night was our first frost of the season. I covered the Rosemary last night but don’t want to chance forgetting it when it invariably freezes again in a few nights.

Planting an Indoor Vegetable Garden


Nothing beats the fresh wholesome taste of vegetables freshly picked from your own garden. Planting vegetable gardens can be a challenge if you don’t have a backyard, but you can still grow vegetables indoors. Just follow a few simple garden-smart guidelines.

Growing Basil Indoors During Winter


Just because it’s the winter season doesn’t meant that you have to stop growing your basil. Moving your favorite herb indoors and continuing its growth can be easy and even more convenient. Let’s take a look at a few tips for growing basil indoors.

8 Flowering Plants Ideal for Indoors


Selecting flowering plants for indoors needs your thorough investigation as to what are the basic requirements to grow flowers in your home to give the best possible result to succeed.

In order not to waste your efforts in growing some indoor flowers, I have identified these indoor plants for your guidance.

Indoor Plants: Top 5 Plants for Indoor Gardening


Many people have this misconception that indoor gardening isn’t as much fun as outdoor gardening. The reality is just the opposite. Sometimes, indoor gardening can turn out to be a more fun and worthwhile learning experience while fulfilling the gardener’s appetite inside you.

Indoor Fruit Trees – Ten Fruit Trees You Can Grow Indoors


One of the most popular new trends in gardening is growing indoor fruit and citrus trees. These small trees grow in containers and are specifically bred to grow indoors. Let’s take a look at ten varieties of indoor fruit trees and a little information about each…

Windowsill Herb Garden – Six Herbs For Health


Nature offers innumerable resources for mankind and one such gift are herbs that can help with most common ailments. Ancient civilizations used herbs successfully but with improvements in science and technology the medicinal significance of these herbs diminished. However there is a revived interest on the subject of herbal remedies as more and more people are resorting to alternative therapy like natural medicines and aromatherapy due to the side effects of allopathic drugs. Therefore, the next time you suffer from a sore throat or a headache you may want to try a few medicinal herbs from your windowsill herb garden.

How to Grow African Violets


It is easier than you think to grow African Violets. Just provide the proper conditions for healthy growth.

Indoor Gardening for Kids – Start in a Dish


Indoor gardening for kids is actually much easier to handle than an outside garden. An indoor garden can be maintained in one area and you don’t have to worry about taking your children out in the rain to pull weeds.

How to Choose The Best Lighting for Growing Tomatoes Indoors


So, now that you have decided to enjoy the taste of fresh home grown tomatoes throughout the year, it is time to make sure that you provide the right conditions for your plants to thrive and produce good fruits. Yes, when you grow your tomatoes indoors, you need to make sure they are provided the right temperature, good air circulation, good nutrition, and good lighting. Probably the most important of all these is sufficient lighting.

Step by Step Easy Method to Grow Indoor Tomatoes


Growing tomatoes indoors is not difficult. Anyone can grow tomatoes indoors. All plants require the same basic elements; Soil (medium), light, water and the proper temperature to grow successfully. Of course each plant differs in the type of soil, amount of light, amount of water and the ideal temperatures it requires. I’ll focus on growing indoor tomato plants for this article by outlining the basic needs of the tomato plant. Followed by the method I use to grow indoor tomato plants and some useful resources to help you.

Growing Lavender Indoors


When getting ready for growing lavender indoors, be certain that you have selected a good variety of lavender for inside planting. French lavender just might be the best for this. It may not have the pleasant aroma you desire, but it grows best in the house. You just might want to purchase a started plant rather than trying to begin from seed.

Indoor Plant Basics: How to Fertilize Your Indoor Plants?


Indoor plants require fertilizers, nourishment and care just as we require food, drinks and nutrition. But there are certain rules to follow while fertilizing indoor plants which I am going to recount in this article.

The Healing & Magical Power of House Plants


It’s summer, and in the last week the house plants I care for have entered a huge growth cycle and look amazing!

How to Grow Swiss Chard Indoors


When you’re short on space but high on ambition for vegetable garden, the best way around is to go for indoor gardening.

Indoor Food Production – The Organic Way


Looking to grow vegetables indoors? Try this ingenious new idea. It makes organic gardening in your own home cheaper than ever because it uses recyclable materials. This clever system is called GrowFlutes. An indoor GrowFlute will grow you almost any small plant, edible or otherwise, decoratively and conveniently.

Growing Aloes


Aloes are easy going succulent plants that need very little maintenance. When growing your aloes, it is good to know what the aloe habitat of that aloe species is and try to imitate that as much as possible.

Root Succulent Plants


Succulents are perfect plants for dry gardens and are easy to root and grow. Once you learn how easy it is to propagate succulent plants, it’s a great way to expand your plant collection – and it’s free!

Toxic Plant List


The amount of poison in a plant tends to vary with location, age of plant, season, weather conditions. In some plants, the toxin is confined only to certain parts. Additionally, plants normally considered non toxic may have been treated with an insecticide, making them toxic. The following plants may cause toxic symptoms when ingested. Included are plants which may cause dermatitis when handled.

Plant Inspection


Learn how to choose healthy plants before purchasing them.

Tropical Plants And Plumeria Care In Temperate Climates


When it comes to growing tropical plants, including plumerias, some gardeners will tell you that these plants cannot be grown in temperate climates. Recently, I have been asked how tropical plants and plumerias can be grown in less than ideal conditions meaning outside their native subtropical and tropical climates.

Plumeria Plants


Plumeria Plants – Part I – Terms And Definitions For Plumerias & Other Tropical Plants – “A” Through “I”

Colorful Tropical Foliage Plants – Croton Plants And Caladium Plants


Codiaeum variegatum, also called “Garden Croton” or “Variegated Croton”, is a species of plants in the genus Codiaeum, a member of the Euphorbiaceae family.

5 House Plant Gardening Tips You Will Enjoy


When caring for your house plants, you don’t want to have to worry all the time about how they are doing, do they have enough water, or whether you did everything you could to ensure they have everything they need. In this article you will discover a few tips you can use to ensure your house plants are well taken care of, in a way that will allow them to grow like nothing you’ve ever seen. So without delay, let’s take a look at some of the tips you’ll surely want to consider.

Three Common Plant Diseases Caused By Bacteria


Bacteria are extremely small organism, ever-present in practically every environment on planet earth. Measuring only a few micrometers, they can prove to have grave consequences to the infected, be it plant or animal. They can be found in soil, water, any organic material and even in radioactive waste.

How To Propagate Your Succulents and Cacti Plants By Rooting Leaf or Stem Cuttings


Succulents are perfect plants for drought tolerant gardens or containers and are easy to root and grow. Learn how easy it is to propagate succulent plants, it’s a great way to expand your plant collection and it’s free! You can easily use this planting technique with succulent plants from the Crassulaceae family like Jade (C. ovata), Spoon Jade or Gollum Fingers (C. Portulacea, Rosary Plant (C. Rupestris), and Crassula tetragona. This propagation technique also works on other cactus and succulent plants like Aloe Vera, Echeveria, Aeonium and Baby Jade (Portulacaria afra).

How to Grow Tropical Plants Even if You Don’t Live in The Tropics


Tropical Paradise. We often see commercials of Tropical Vacations and dream of better days sitting under the sun with a drink in our hands. What is it about the tropics we so enduring? What lures us to these places? In colder climates during the winter months plants have acclimated to the climate.