Hi there! It’s John and I am here to talk about something that I truly love. I am passionate about nature. Weather, animals, and plants are what make me curious about the world around me. It allows me to take a break from typing on the computer or compulsively checking my Smartphone for texts or Facebook updates. Since I was a kid, my parents would tell me the travels they took with my grandparents. My grandparents came to this country from Ireland where they liked to enjoy the plains and plants they had over there. They would bring my parents to Ireland on vacations and to get in touch with their roots. My parents did the same when they took me to Ireland several years ago. Ever since I went, my mindset about what Mother Nature has produced has shifted and now, I am trying to get in touch here at home. That is why I started to grow plants.
For the newbie planter, there are many things to learn before spending money for supplies. First things first, learn about what you need for indoor planting. You need a lot of room for your plants to grow. The part of the plant that grow at the top needs space, so the leaves that are responsible for producing food can expand. The same goes for the bottom parts of the plant. Roots need space to stretch and grow out in the soil. If the roots are crowded, then the plant will not grow as big as it should.
Another thing that a plant needs in order to grow is the perfect temperature. Some plants do well with warm temperatures; others may need the temperature to be a tad cool. Research the suitable temperature based on the type of plant.
The third important factor for potential plant growth is light. Light is vital for plant growth, so be sure to place it in front of a window as close as you can get it facing west or south. The further away from light, the darker the plant will get. A plant can also garner energy from an artificial light source. Check out www.plantozoid.com where you can purchase T5 grow lights. There are plenty of benefits of using T5 grow lights for your indoor grow. These T5 grow lights produce more light with less energy necessary, can last up to 20,000 hours, and outputs a low amount of heat.
Water is very important in order to produce nutrients. Depending on the type of plant and its size, you should use enough water that will drain out of the pots. That is why pots and containers with drainage holes are a great advantage. Check how dry the plant is by putting a finger into the soil at about an inch deep. If it is dry, then sprinkle some water.
Clean air is necessary for healthy plant growth. Air contains carbon dioxide that the plant needs. Pollution in the air can deplete the plant’s nutrients and as a result, avoid growth.
Nutrients are dissolved in water and sucked up by the plant’s roots. Fertilizer keeps the soil full of nutrients. Plants need phosphorus, potassium, and nitrogen as a part of their nutrients. They help with cell division, root growth, above ground growth, and fight off plant diseases.
Last, but definitely not least: you need to take your time! Time is needed for the plant to grow within your care. Some plants take less time than others. It all depends on the plant type and if you are following these necessities. If you want, keep up with the timing by writing down when you planted, when you watered, and when it is expected to fully grow. Happy growing!