Gardening ideas during isolation
When there is nothing better to do; and you cannot step outside your pad during COVID19 lockdown, what can be better than nourishing your body and soul with a patch of green?
Pick a corner, ideally, a balcony where you get plenty of sunshine and assemble all your potted plants there. If you are living in an apartment make sure the size of your garden is small and manageable. Make a good selection of pots as pots are going to last you longer than the plants, so a small investment in good quality decorative indoor flower pots is always a good idea.
An idea worth trying during these difficult times is to get your children holed up at home engaged in gardening without making it appear like a boring chore. Give them lessons in composting and make it sound like a fun activity. Home composting is easier than you would imagine and very soon you can have your own manure to turn your nursery lush and green. Many of us, living in multi-story apartments don’t have the regular strength of housekeeping staff to come to pick up the refuge from our doorsteps.
Microgreens, lemongrass, basil, wheatgrass, and aloe vera are all very easy to grow in small pots. You can later pluck the leaves and consume these natural super nutrients to build up your own and your family’s immunity.
Sowing seeds and watching the plants grow is a great way to relieve stress and remain mindful of your surroundings. You could sow anything you fancy – annual herbs to use in cooking, flowers such as cosmos and sunflowers to brighten up the garden, or vegetables to use in nutritious meals later in the season. Use a seed tray and propagator if you have one, but pots filled with peat-free compost and covered with a clear plastic bag or clingfilm will work just as well.
1) Easy ideas for gardening at home
There are so many people who absolutely love plants and gardening. Even the thought of gardening excites them and they always dream about having a little garden to themselves at home. But, since we live in cities, and always have a space crunch, having a good gardening space is next to impossible. But we have you covered! There are so many easy ideas that you can use to make a little gardening space in your house by using various home items itself.
2) Planting in deep trays
There are many deep wooden or earthy trays available online that you can use, kitchen ingredients or even use it as a tray for bathroom toiletries. But you can use these as a space for your planters too. Make sure you plant some herbs or plants that won’t grow into large ones in no time.
3) Plant in Jars
One of the best ways to make use of house items for your little planters is by using kitchen jars. Those mason jars that you don’t use anymore can be very much put to use for your plants. Just fill up the jar with soil and plant of your choice.
4) Bottle plants
Everybody has some old wine bottles or even plastic water bottles that are of no use anymore. You can pretty much use these as your home gardening items and place your plants in these bottles. They look quite aesthetic.
5) Planting herbs on windowsills
The windowsill is quite a place to plant some small herbs of your choice. They don’t take up too much space and they will also make your windows look pretty. This one is quite a win-win situation since you can even use these home grown herbs in your food.