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6 tips to start an indoor garden

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These few tips will help you dust off your green hand and start a garden at home!

 1. Choose a sunny place

Preferably the most illuminated window of the house; if necessary complete with grow lamps.

2. Make sure the base is level

In addition, make sure that your pots, trays or recycled containers have openings in the bottom to allow the water to drip and have a waterproof canvas underneath it to collect it.

3. Make your seedlings

Fill your containers with three quarters of organic soil for potted plants. Sow a handful of seeds on the surface and cover them with a little soil while tamping well.

4. Wet but do not drink

Rather than a watering can, use a spray to moisten the soil until your seeds germinate.

5. Cut them regularly

To make sure your vegetables are long-lasting and bushy, prune them regularly even if you do not use them in the kitchen. You can dry and store your surplus culinary herbs for later use.

6. Get them to take the air

To prevent your plants from wilting, install an oscillating fan that will provide good air circulation as well as a humidifier that will counteract the drying effects of heating.

4 tips to keep your houseplants healthy

The houseplants need careful attention, but if you take good care, they might reward your investment with years of attractions and healthy growth. Here’s how to have healthy plants .

1. Water for healthy plants

Do not water too much (the most common cause of death in houseplants). This kills the roots and causes the plant to collapse. Always allow the surface to dry before watering and allow excess water to drain. Or, moisten the plant from below by soaking the pot in a bowl of water. Reduce watering to a minimum during the winter. Spray regularly in a dry environment as in a very heated room.

2. The temperature for healthy plants

Provide your plants with stable conditions away from drafts. If necessary, move plants that are too close to the fireplace or too close to cold windows at night.

3. The light

The ideal is a bright, filtered light, rather than the direct, burning sunlight. Foliage plants are best suited to low light.

4. The food

From spring to fall, use a nourishing liquid, bought at the horticultural market, while the plants are growing.

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