Being cooped up during the pandemic might be difficult, so why don’t you try your hand at gardening to feel more productive? Even the smallest apartment can house a veritable Edenic garden. After all, who wouldn’t want to have their own supply of relaxing stardawg? And in this article, we’ll show you what you need to get started.

What Are The Benefits?

Not sure if gardening is for you? Let’s look at how it can benefit you and your world:

Health Benefits

Did you know that some plants can filter the air as well as produce oxygen? Ammonia (found in many household cleaners) and formaldehyde may be removed from the air by plants like peace lilies and spider plants, according to NASA’s Clean Air Study. More plants of this type will be discussed in the near future.

Smog isn’t the only problem cities face when it comes to air quality. Pollution in the indoor environment is just as pervasive as pollution outdoors. In addition to “Sick Building Syndrome” (cold-like sensations induced by dry, dirty indoor air), it raises the risk of a wide range of health problems.

Paying Tribute to Nature

Additionally, nature delivers numerous emotional and mental benefits that go beyond the physical health benefits of plants themselves. You may bring nature into your home with the help of plants. University of Michigan researchers found that they can boost productivity and creativity, and cognitive performance by up to 20%!

Floral therapy has been proven to be beneficial for people with dementia, schizophrenia, and depression because of the positive impact it has on mood.

Medicinal Plants At Hand

You may save money in the long term by cultivating valuable plants. You can produce a wide variety of plants for therapeutic purposes in addition to food crops like vegetables and herbs.

When it comes to making immune-boosting teas, for example, you can plant Echinacea and chamomile. Essential oils made from peppermint and lavender can be used in a variety of homemade beauty products, like Aloe Vera.

Waste Disposal Done Right

An excellent technique to deal with organic waste is composting. You don’t even need a lot of space in your garden to do it, thanks to advances in technology. A compost bin in your yard can serve as your own personal waste disposal system. Using your compost at home eliminates the need to seek out other gardeners or transport it to a public garden.

Best Tips For Flat Gardening

Now that you know why you should do it, let’s look at how. Below are the top three tips you’ll need for flat gardening:

1. Getting Proper Sunlight

Besides the available area, the most critical factor in determining the location of your tiny garden is the amount of direct sunlight it will get. There are four basic types of light in gardening:

  • Full Sun: More than six hours of direct sunlight, or somewhat less if the afternoon sun is more powerful (i.e., suitable for most flowering plants);
  • Partial Sun: 4 to 5 hours of direct sunlight. (i.e., suitable for most succulents);
  • Partial Shade: Some direct sunshine, but just for a couple of hours a day; some plants like a well-lit location such as a windowsill, but they don’t require as much heat (i.e., spider plants and variegated leafy plants like ivy and vines).

When you know you’ll be home all day, take a few minutes every hour to look at your prospective planting places and record whether they’re in full sun or partial shade. Count how many hours of sunlight each place has gotten by the end of the day.

2. What to Plant

First and foremost, begin with plants that are beneficial to your health. We’re talking about plants that purify the air:

  • Golden Pothos: Removes formaldehyde from the air, which can be found in carpets, insulation, and furniture glues and finishes.
  • Spider Plants: Filters formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene while also consuming large amounts of carbon monoxide. Place these near heating vents in the kitchen, especially if you have a gas burner.
  • Areca Palm: Increases humidity levels, which aids the respiratory system.
  • Succulents (including aloe vera), dracaena, English Ivy, rubber plants, ferns, bamboo, indoor palm trees, and the snake plant are all good air purifiers.

Add some herbs and Aloe Vera, which have medicinal and herbal properties, to your garden for added versatility and versatility. Finally, add some eye-catching plants to your room. Flowers and other light-loving plants can be planted if you have direct sunshine.

3. Low Maintenance Gardening

You want plants that don’t demand a lot of water, don’t require much trimming or deadheading, don’t attract pests, and don’t take a lot of maintenance (although a few of these plants here and there aren’t that time consuming).

Start with easy-to-care-for plants and use these four pointers to make your indoor container garden a success.

  • Water your plants once a day.
  • Give them their time in the sun.
  • Change the pots and soil now and again.
  • Remember, healthy soil keeps insects away.

Conclusion

There are a lot of ways to keep your thumb green. You only have to want to do it, because we’ve told you how. So, what are you waiting for? Turn your flat into an enviable garden and be at one with nature!