Creating an indoor garden is a fun and enriching activity suitable for people of all ages. It especially benefits family members who are more advanced in age – gardening not only improves physical health but can also improve mental health as it is a relaxing and calming activity. In particular, indoor gardens are ideal for your loved ones who may have certain mobility issues and require more assistance in a dedicated community since they’re small and easy to maintain. Here are a few ideas to get you or your loved one started with indoor gardening.
With the advancement of technology in recent years, nearly everything has become simpler – yes, even gardening! Smart gardens are essentially technologically enhanced indoor mini gardens, which allow you to grow plenty of plants, from beautiful flowers to fresh herbs and spices for cooking, right from the comfort of your home. Many smart gardens today are equipped with Wi-Fi and virtual assistant capabilities, so you can monitor your garden no matter where you are. Such capabilities also make smart gardens an ideal choice for individuals with limited mobility, as they allow you to control every last part of your plants’ growth with just the push of a button.
Cress heads are a quick and quirky mini planting set-up that doubles up as a craft activity. To create a cress head, simply get an eggshell or small ball with a hole cut in the top, decorate it to resemble a face, pour some soil inside, and plant some cress seeds. As the cress seeds sprout over the coming days, it will look like your head has grown a wild mop of “hair”! Let your creativity run wild as you continue growing cress heads, decorating your planters with art materials however you see fit.
While it is possible to buy ready-made terrariums at your local gardening store, many people today find it more rewarding to build their very own terrarium from scratch. Terrariums are a great choice for an indoor garden because they require minimal upkeep. To build your terrarium, simply plant and arrange succulents in a clear pot or jar, decorate with rocks or sand, spritz some water on the inner walls of the jar, and close the lid! Just like that, you’ve created a nearly self-sustaining garden that will look great in your room for a long time.
We all know how beautiful it is to set up flowers in vases around the house, but did you know it is possible to have your flowers any color you’d like? All you need for this indoor gardening setup are a glass or vase, some water, food coloring, and white flowers like roses or tulips. Simply place your flowers in a vase filled with water, dye the water your favorite colors by mixing food coloring, and then wait for a few days. As the flowers absorb the water to grow, they will also absorb the food dye, staining their petals in all sorts of vibrant colors!
These ideas are simple yet effective when it comes to indoor gardening – try them out today!