By Dream Team Media
If youíre living in the middle of the Amazon jungle, the last thing I would recommend for you to do is try your hand at indoor gardening. After all, why try to compete with mother nature and come out looking like an amateur? But if, like most of the population of the western world you donít actually live at the foot of a rain forest then I would really recommend looking into indoor gardening. As a jungle substitute of course.
Why would you go for an indoor garden - as opposed to an outdoor one of course? The reasons are pretty simple really. You donít need to get too mucky grubbing around on your hands and feet in the dirt. Youíll almost never need to brave the harsher weather elements that nature will throw at you for trying to compete with her. It will make your house look nice, and you feel good. And ultimately in the grand scheme of things, itís good for you.
Itís difficult to imagine how indoor gardening could be good for you, but really it has nothing to do with the gardening itself, more with the plants instead. If you hark back to the good old days of high school and peer pressure, you might just remember vaguely hearing something in science class about plants and photo-something-or-other.
To refresh your memory, itís a procedure called photosynthesis, where plants remove carbon dioxide from the air, and release oxygen into it instead, thereby removing pollutants from our environment. If youíre living in a jungle thereís not too much of a problem with that, but living as we are in our singular little houses, indoor plants are the next best thing. Thus
When planning your lovely miniature rainforest -
substitute Ďindoor gardení - you have a variety of stunning plant options
to choose from. Ones that the outdoor gardner might not be privy to.
I wonít go into a list of possible indoor plants right now as the list
is longer than my arm, but if you are interested I would suggest you
take a look around in your local plant nursery.
Youíll get a
good idea of what types of plants there are for you to choose from,
and what types are a no, no. They just wonít grow indoors! Youíll also
find with indoor gardening that some plants can be temperamental and will flat out refuse to grow
anywhere within a walled-in and roofed area! A simple and easy place to start
with would be try your hand at herb gardening. Simple to grow, useful in the
kitchen, and best of all not the prima donna type.
Gardening, of any kind,
just doesnít get any better than indoor gardening, especially if youíre not an
outdoorsy type of person and donít want a close encounter with the wormy kind.
Or any other type of crawly insect that resides in your outdoor garden, not your
indoor garden. The benefits of indoor gardening just keep growing!