How to water and fertilize your indoor garden plants

Watering and fertilizing indoor plant

Unless it is the middle of the summer and there has not been enough rain, watering your plants outdoors is not usually necessary (or not very often). But indoor plants depend on you as a source of water and additional nutrients in the form of fertilizer. It is important to know the water and nutrient needs of each plant to keep them healthy.

As mentioned, individual plants will require different amounts of water for them to grow optimally. However, most plants will love the moist soil. If you are worried about over-watering your plant, it is very important while choosing a pot. Just make sure, the pot you choose has a good drainage system with holes at the bottom of the pot or gravel inside the pot the soil and the plant will absorb the necessary water and the excess will deplete through the bottom. Let’s see how to fertilize indoor plants with the best water available.

What type of water is required?

If your indoor plants are not thriving no matter what you do, there are two things to look inside. If you are using tap water to water your plants there may be too much chlorine or salt present. One solution to this is to use distilled or filtered water or you can leave a container outside to collect rainwater. Either option is acceptable and you may change what you need to make to grow healthier plants.

Fertilizing indoor plants

Choosing to give fertilizer to your plants is another way to give them a boost. These fertilizers contains nutrients and elements that plants requires for them to grow optimally. Indoor plants do not need as much fertilizer as their outdoor counterparts. Due to a slower rate of growth, feed your plants minimal fertilizer. In the winter, you can probably skip this step altogether.

Spring or summer is the best time to fertilize indoor plants. This is during their growth phase when they need the additional nutrients more.

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