21 May Easy Tips for Spring Planting in Your Tiny House
Benefits of Bringing the Outdoors In
There are dozens of benefits from having indoor plants, and these are exponentially increased when living tiny.
Studies show having indoor plants can actually:
- Improve air quality by reducing pollution
- Boost mood, productivity, concentration and creativity
- Reduce stress, fatigue, sore throats and colds
- Absorbs air toxins, increasing humidity, and produces oxygen
- Add life to a sterile office, give privacy, and reduce noise levels
- Are therapeutic and cheaper than a therapist
Savings in the Seeds
While some refuse to waste the time and energy to grow from seeds, many others find the beauty and reward in literally reaping what they’ve sewn. Here are some brilliant benefits of starting with seeds:
- Starting seeds allows planters to get a jump on the gardening season.
- Buying packs of seeds is more affordable than purchasing sprouting plants or seedlings.
Especially for the organic grower, planting from seeds allows you full control over what chemicals are used on your plants.
Best Plants for Small Spaces
A lack of space is an opportunity for creativity with the feng shui,a few small potted plants, or implement wall gardens and window boxes to take advantage of your vertical space. Small DIY projects like modern plant terrariums and kokedama string gardens are other ways to incorporate small indoor plants into your tiny space. Here are a few starting points for plants that thrive in tiny spaces:
- Air Plant
- Peace Lily
- Rubber Tree
The simplest way to begin to plant, even if you’ve barely managed to keep yourself alive, much less another living thing, is to start small. Herbs and succulents are terrific starting points for beginners.
Thyme, chives, mint, rosemary, parsley, and oregano are hardy, drought-tolerant herbs that make terrific companion plants when grown together in a shared container, or near one another in a window box or hanging wall.