How to plant an indoor vegie patch-cum-home décor

If you have a green thumb but you live in an apartment, there’s no reason why you can’t create a gorgeous indoor garden which doubles as home décor.

Get creative with planter pots, recycled materials, bright colours and different plant varieties to bring life to your home.

The Small Garden from Paddington, Brisbane, specialises in creating lush gardens in small spaces. Here are some great ideas on how to create the perfect indoor decorative garden for the home.

The indoor vertical garden

Perfect for a small terrace or balcony, why not create your own vertical garden. All you need is a used wooden pallet. The more used it looks, the better. Attach plastic boxes behind the pallet where the holes in the wood appear. Make sure to drill holes into the bottom of the boxes if there aren’t any already to let the water drain. Add your plant varieties, be sure to use a mix, and wait for the magic to happen — it is the perfect DIY vertical garden for the home.

The hanging planter box

The Small Garden sells these great material pockets, perfect for planting an indoor hanging garden. It’s called a Wally, they come in two different sizes and are made of 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles. An environmentally-conscious piece of growing art.

A growing cycle

Pick up a vintage-looking bicycle from a local garage sale or buy one online. Nowadays, a vintage bike is a cute garden accessory. Use the front basket as a planter box, attach another planter box on the back and your portable garden is ready to go. Fill it with colourful flowers and herbs and either leave it on your front porch, on the balcony or in your sun room.

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Hanging air plants

Air plants like Tillandsia don’t need any soil so they are the perfect indoor hanging plant. What they do need, though, is lots of bright light and water. The Small Room has these great hanging pods. Just tuck them in the pod and they’re ready to hang either inside or out.

What can I grow indoors?

  • Herbs do great indoors, just make sure you keep them in a sunny spot.
  • Sprouts. Not only are they the perfect salad accompaniment, but they are ridiculously easy to grow. No green thumbs required.
  • Depending on temperature, light and other climate conditions, you might have luck growing tomatoes and cucumbers.
  • Mushrooms are another easy and tasty treat to plant. Just pop them in a dark spot and they will be ready to grow.
  • Succulents are another great indoor plant. They need very little watering and are a hardy and decorative plant for the home.

Visit The Small Garden for more inspiration on how to create the perfect garden decor for your home.

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