Apart from not having enough yard space (or none at all), there are more reasons to go for an indoor garden like a DIY miniature terrarium, as shown in the tutorial below.
For one, growing plants inside the house means doing away with seasonal restrictions. You have the freedom to grow your favorite flowers and vegetables all year round. What a big relief if you’re living in a location with extreme climate.
An indoor garden is also economical. Soil gardening, which is the traditional way of cultivating plants outdoors, is a lot more expensive since you’d have to spend money on fertilizers, pest control and so on. Whereas if you set up an indoor garden like a hydroponic system, you’ll need less of these things, and less water too. There’s also less risk of pests and diseases.
As if these reasons aren’t enough, you’ll also love how an indoor garden can purify the air inside your home. If you’re using commercial cleaners and synthetic chemicals in your home, there are lots of toxins and pollutants in the air you’re breathing. And this can bring a myriad of ailments for you and your family. Did you know that houseplants absorb over 80 percent of these toxins, making your air virtually pollution-free?
Not only that, since caring for plants has been known to have soothing effects, your stress levels will inevitably go down. You’ll have a renewed sense of well-being, lower blood pressure, and a calmer state of mind.
So if you’re thinking of having an indoor garden, you’ll be doing yourself and your family a huge favor. But don’t rush into making an elaborate indoor garden. Start with something small like the one in the post below.
For this DIY project, you’d only need a couple of things like glass vases, small plates, pebbles, soil, moss, and small plants (preferably with shallow roots). Most of these you probably already have so no need to shell out extra money.
What are you waiting for? Get your green thumb working!