Are you looking for a way to garden all year round within your home? Wondering if there’s any point in creating an indoor garden?
There are many reasons why gardening is important for creating a wonderful home, and this can apply to both indoor and outdoor gardens. In this article, we’re looking at the benefits of creating a gorgeous indoor sanctuary.
There are some indoor plants and herbs which are very easy to grow, and this means you can have access to fresh produce and even save money on groceries.
You may have some success with growing tomatoes indoors if you can get them enough sunlight. You can even use a rolling cart like the one in this guide if you wish to move your plants around to maximize their sun exposure at different times.
Herbs are relatively easy to grow as well. There are a lot of different herbs which will be no trouble at all, as long as you remember to water them. This guide shows which herbs are suitable and how you can grow them within your indoor garden.
You don’t have to go into prepper mode to make the best of some produce grown in your own home. The sense of achievement when using your own homegrown ingredients is a benefit in itself.
Improved Air Quality
Plants and trees provide us with the oxygen we need to breathe, so it makes sense that introducing more of them will improve the air quality in your home.
Plants can absorb gases within your house, such as benzene or formaldehyde. They emit oxygen and this will help to keep you and anyone else in your home much healthier.
Some plants are better than others at this. English ivy is perfect for quickly absorbing unwanted gases and then emitting plenty of oxygen. Aloe Vera is also suitable, and this has the added benefit of creating an oil you can use in ointments.
One of the reasons we buy plants and flowers is to improve the smell in a room or throughout the home. Plants like mint and basil can leave the home smelling lovely; eucalyptus and lemon trees can do it as well. Yes, given the right conditions, you can grow a lemon tree in your home.
A lot of people use air fresheners to improve the smell in their homes, but if you can do so naturally, why not?
Increase Mood, Productivity and Wellbeing
People are starting to wake up to some of the personal benefits of having houseplants and indoor gardens. These benefits can include an increase in mood, the ability to heal quicker and kill off diseases and even increased productivity.
This study has some fascinating quotes which support these theories:
“Keeping ornamental plants in the home and in the workplace increases memory retention and concentration. The calming influence of natural environments is conducive to positive work environments by increasing a person’s ability to concentrate on the task at hand.”
In terms of healing, the same study states that “The presence of plants in hospital recovery rooms and/or views of aesthetically-pleasing gardens help patients to heal faster, due to the soothing effects of ornamental horticulture.”
Studies into plants are starting to show more and more benefits. Though our understanding of the impact is not 100%, the findings of numerous studies are showing some conclusive evidence of these benefits.
Reduced Background Noise
If you want to reduce some of the noise from a road, for instance, plants could help.
The plants making up your indoor garden can refract and absorb sound waves meaning less reach your eardrums and cause an annoyance. The more plants you have, the more impact they will have. Think of them as nature’s acoustic treatments.
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