Some people think that growing plants is difficult, but this isn’t really the case. Most plants can put up with some neglect and are actually quite hardy. Nevertheless, if you want to be successful with your plants in the long run, find out how much sun, water, and room they need and make sure that’s what they get. Here are some simple tips to remember that will help you have healthy plants. But before we start I’d just like to emphasise that you need to keep chemicals away from your plants – so look at the eco friendly options for weedkillers.

When you are looking for plants, or seeds, the first thing you need to ask about is how much light they need each day. If you have a sunny garden area outdoors, choose appropriate plants. If you have a subdued corner in your apartment, there are plants for that condition as well. It’s not difficult to control the lighting in the area you want to put your plants. Artificial lights, especially LED lighting, is very helpful along those lines. However, many people find it’s easier to rely on the sun, which means carefully planning where your plants will be living. In other words, match your plants to the conditions that are native to your environment.

One mistake newcomers to gardening make is to plan a very ambitious garden and then be overwhelmed by its complexity. Don’t make this mistake. The same is true if you’re buying potted plants to keep indoors or outdoors. If you buy a lot of plants, it will be harder to account for the care of each plant, and you’ll also face the prospect of different plants having different requirements.

Look around the garden center and pick out two or three plants you really like. And, for starters, don’t buy more than one or two of each plant. For example, a common "beginner" plant is a tomato plant. If you buy a 12-pack of seedlings and put them in your garden, you will have your hands full taking care of them and checking them over for problems each day. It’s better to just put out a couple to begin with. Your odds of having successful, healthy plants will increase if you only have a few plants to control and observe.

If you want to keep your plants as healthy as possible, you also have to take your home’s humidity and temperature into consideration. This depends, of course, on what their natural environment was. It’s generally easier to grow plants that are native to your region, but many people like to have more exotic species. Your average houseplants like to be warm and thrive best if the ambient temperature in your home is between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. This can vary between plants, however. Be careful not to subject your plants to extreme changes in temperature because this can be very bad for their well-being. Some plants also thrive best in a more humid environment – and moister air is also good for you – so consider buying a humidifier for your home. Unless you’re dealing with desert cacti, you will find that most plants prefer the atmosphere to be a little on the humid side. When it gets too dry, it’s bad for their leaves, which can become cracked and break up easily. One of life’s pleasures is to watch as your plants grow from seedlings to full-grown plants. Growing your own plants is easy if you simply remember to find out what they need to be healthy and give it to them The suggestions in this article are general and can be applied successfully to most plants you may wish to grow. However, if you need more information, ask an experienced gardener, or someone at your local nursery or garden center, or simply do a search on the internet.

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