Many kitchen gardeners love the convenience of fresh herbs at home, and what could be more convenient that an indoor herb garden? Even if you live in an apartment or condo without any outdoor space, you can grow herbs indoors.
Nearly anyone wondering how to grow succulents indoors can look no farther than their own grandmother's windowsill, which probably boasted at least one. Because of their incredible shapes and forms, and tolerance of moderate light, low humidity, and weeks of neglect, succulent house plants such as a mother-in-law tongue or snake plant (Sansevieria) or florist's Kalanchoe have graced many a living room corner or kitchen window, or a gifted Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) that simply won't die.
If you've ever noticed a little potted tree with an unusual braided trunk (that's one on the far left in the photo above), you've encountered a money tree. The trunk braid and leaves have symbolism for many people who believe that they bring good luck and financial success.
Growing seeds indoors isn't hard; it's keeping them alive that can be challenging. You can save a lot of money by growing seeds, but only if they live and turn into robust plants. Avoiding these 11 common mistakes will greatly increase your odds of success. Seedlings need a lot of light.
When we first moved into our condo in Chicago, we loved everything about it - everything except the natural light. We were actually lucky to have good-sized windows that, in theory at least, would flood the living room with bright sunlight.
The Great Plant Escape is an elemertary plant science program for 4th and 5th grade students. Each of the lessons in this program is interdisciplinary, designed to introduce students to plant science and increase their understanding of how food grows.
Love gardening? Then you'll love our brand new Kindle book: 605 Secrets For A Beautiful, Bountiful Organic Garden: Insider Secrets From A Gardening Superstar. Towards the end of the fall season, there's a scramble to wind up the gardening chores. But even as the temperature dips, you can continue your food generating enterprise by shifting the venue indoors.
Don't let anyone fool you: Growing indoor plants is easy, low-maintenance and just as fun as having an outdoor garden. Indoor plants not only help clean the environment around them, they act as a quick decorating tool. We found the best 15 indoor houseplants that anyone can keep alive and thriving.
Indoor growing offers many advantages. The biggest benefits are the most obvious: garden pests can't get at your plants, and you have total control over the weather. Yet unless you're lucky enough to have a solarium or greenhouse attached to your home, providing sufficient light to your plants will likely be an obstacle (shade-tolerant houseplants excepted).