Asked on Apr 12, 2019

How do I grow an indoor flower garden?

Nancy TurnerGk

Answered

I moved to an apartment with no balcony but I do have big beautiful windows with wide sills. I dont want to miss out on summer flowers. Can U suggest flowers that I can grow indoors for the summer ?

2 answers
  • Gk
    on Apr 12, 2019

    You can grow outdoor flowers inside! Make sure you pick plants that don't get too large. Geraniums are one plant that does well inside.

  • Nancy Turner
    on Apr 12, 2019

    How much light comes through the window and what direction are the windows facing. The amount of light that comes in the window will need to be what says what plants you can put on the sills. A lot of the time the light coming in the window will be indirect light. You may need to have a grow light for flowers that want full sun. East windows are great for plants like pothos and others like them that love the morning indirect sun. South windows are good for more sun loving plants, but if you have an overhang outside the window it may be a little too indirect. I have a large overhang on my south windows, but my orchids and umbrella plant love it. I also have a large terrarium in my back room filled with succulents that love that light. I also have spider plants and pothos in those south windows, too and grow like weeds. West windows may give you the strongest light for the sun loving flowers. If you are allowed, some hanging plants in front of the windows hanging higher than your other plants will also allow you some more room for flowers or greenery.

    • Nancy Turner
      on Apr 12, 2019

      Have fun and enjoy once you are done. Check out a local trusted greenhouse, they have the most knowledge about what will work the best in your windows and what flowers will give you the best results. Make sure you get them fertilizer and let them know what plant experience you have so that they know what will be easy for your to care for the plants. Look up the plants you get and print out information on caring for each one, trimming and possible problems and solutions for the problems. It makes it much easier to have something to reference for changes in care for different seasons, etc. I have a three ring notebook with information on all our houseplants and perennials outside for reference.

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