One of the great things about gardening indoors is all the creativity you can use in creating the garden itself. Since it’s indoors, you have completely control over the environment. This means you can do some things that might not work as well outdoors. There’s a lot of the creative indoor garden ideas out there, so we’ve selected some of the best to look at.
First off, we have an excellent reuse of a common household item. Using old plastic bottles you can create an excellent home for your plants. Picture is an upright, handing variety, but you can do a similar setup with the bottle laying on its side. Do keep in mind though that due to lack of room for the roots this is best for small plants you don’t want growing too large.
Another cute idea is to use and old coffee mug or teacup. You can pick these up extremely cheaply at a thrift store, and they often have some very cool/unique ones available. Due to the wide range of different designs and styles of these you’re sure to find one that fits your vision. Keep in mind the size of the cup/mug though as this may be a limiting factor in terms of your plants growth potential.
Another really cool idea for small plants is these small hanging glass planters. These look really good, and add a lot of flair to any room they are in. These are particularly good for indoor use as they don’t have any method of draining. This means you’ll have to be careful not to overwater.
Another great option for your indoor garden is decorative plant pots as shown above. This is just one example of one that has a cute little design. If that doesn’t take your fancy there are hundreds of different kinds in varying levels of details. These also cover a wide range of styles and prices, so you’re sure to find one that fits your plants and budget.
For those where space is a concern going vertical is a great way to get more out of your space. The fantastic thing about something like this is you can potentially get 4-5 plants in the space that would only hold one. One idea is to create sets of herbs using this vertical approach. Grouping often used together herbs in vertical sets saves time, space, and just looks fantastic.
Another do it yourself container idea is using mason or other glass jars. These are very cheap and many people are likely to have some lying around. They’re also very neat as you can actually see into the jar at your plant. One idea to both provide better drainage, and add some looks, is to line the bottom inch with small pebbles or rocks.
Going back to vertical gardening, we have this very cool pocketed, hanging garden holder. This is a particularly interesting piece as it can easy be hung up on any wall or even behind a door. This gives it a little more versatility than the hanging pots looked at earlier. Being able to turn a drab wall into a place to grow plants is a huge plus. Keep in mind, this is just one variety of these wall hanging type growers. If this one isn’t quite to your taste there are plenty others that might be.
Hopefully this has generated some ideas for your very own garden. This is just a brief list, and there are literally hundreds of other ways you can grow your plants indoors.
if you’re looking for more, Pinterest is a highly recommend site for inspiration. There are tons and tons of great, unique, and fun ideas for your garden here.
As mentioned, you have complete control over the environment, so what might not work in an outdoor garden could work inside. Get creative, and have some fun with it!