When the winter hits, gardening outdoors becomes much more difficult, especially in areas where you get a lot of snow. So if you don’t want to lose your green thumb in the cold season, try moving your garden indoors! Most people think that moving your garden indoors is impossible, but it’s pretty easy in reality. With a little bit of preparation and some TLC, your plants will thrive all winter long! So if you’re ready to give this project a shot, read on for more tips about how you can move your garden indoors!
Choosing The Right Plants For Your Indoor Garden
When moving your garden indoors, the first thing you need to do is choose the right plants. This means considering which flowers you prefer and how much sunlight they require and how much water they need. Keep in mind that most plants need at least a decent amount of sunlight and water to survive inside, so if they’re picky about their environment, they might not do well in an indoor garden.
Most flowers should be fine inside because even though they won’t get full sunlight, most of them only need a few hours a day of light from direct or indirect indoor lighting (candles, lamps, etc.), which should be enough for them to grow. If you’re worried about whether or not a specific flower will be able to survive being indoors from the cold, be aware that most flowers that cannot tolerate full sunlight can also not take cold temperatures.
Choosing The Right Containers For Your Plants
Once you’ve chosen your plants, it’s time to get your containers ready. You can use all kinds of pots and planters for this project, but try to avoid using ones with a drainage hole in the bottom because if the water sits too long, it will allow the plant’s roots to become waterlogged and rot. Instead, choose pots that have a hole on the side or just drill holes into them yourself. If you’re going with clay or ceramic pots, you’ll want to seal up any potential cracks.
Choosing The Right Area In Your Home
Once you have your pots ready, it’s time to prepare your indoor area. First, you’ll want to think carefully about where you place your plants because the wrong spot could lead them to die from being neglected or over-watering. The best place for your flowers is in an area that gets lots of light, such as near a window or under a skylight. This will ensure they thrive and won’t grow too much or outgrow their containers and break them.
For cacti and succulents, make sure they’re not sitting on top of other items such as furniture because if the plant overheats, its roots can become suffocated, causing it to die. If you plan to grow leafy plants like lettuce, make sure they’re in the shade, or they’ll grow too quickly and use up all of their water. Finally, don’t put your garden in an area with lots of drafts because it can cause the leaves or flowers to lose moisture too quickly, which will harm them.
How To Properly Move Your Plants
Now that you’ve chosen the perfect spot and your pots and containers are ready, it’s time to move your plants! Here are a few simple tips to remember! The best way to do this is by placing them inside sealed plastic bags fully submerged in water. This will prevent damage from occurring as the roots become dry during transport. Once you reach your destination, slowly take them out of their bags and dump out excess water but don’t let them drain on a counter or another surface because they could get damaged from being moved around too quickly.
Next, place each one into its new pot and fill it with soil up to where the base of the plant begins. If you’re doing multiple plants simultaneously, remember to leave enough space between them so they don’t touch. Finally, water your plants and give them a few days of rest before you place them inside their new location or start decorating with them around the house!
Check for any potential damage as soon as they’re out of their bags. If they appear to have been damaged from being moved, either discard them or plant them into the ground. They should be okay after a few days, but if they’re still damaged, it’s best to get rid of them and buy new ones.
Keeping Your Plants Hydrated And Happy
Once you’ve found a suitable spot for your plants, it’s time to care for them. Remember, if these plants are used to getting full sunlight and warm temperatures outside, they will need more water than your regular houseplants. This is because their growth has been stunted. So take the time to check in on them every day and add water as needed. If your water is warm, use cold water instead because warm water will shock the roots and damage them. Finally, make sure to give them a dose of fertilizer once in a while to encourage their growth and blooming!
Like most of us, plants do not enjoy the cold weather. So if you want to keep your plants alive through the winter, consider bringing them inside the house with you! Of course, moving your garden indoors will take some extra consideration. However, with a few easy tips, you’ll be able to give your flowers and plants the love they deserve all winter long!