Cooler weather is on the way, but that doesn't necessarily mean you have to stop gardening! There are plenty of attractive or useful plants that grow well indoors, so you can keep your green thumb active throughout the fall and winter months, too. Check out our list of the best plants to grow indoors.
You can grow ornamental plants like Weigela from cuttings or starter plants like those available from the nursery stock at Kurtz Bros. They'll need to be kept in a warm, greenhouse-style environment until you can transplant them outdoors in the spring.
Make sure they get plenty of direct sunlight and warmth, and check the soil frequently to ensure that it's draining well. These plants flourish in a rich soil fortified with compost. Check the Kurtz Bros. website for beautiful varieties like "Spilled Wine" and "My Monet."
Buxus or Boxwood
Boxwood shrubs are tough, hardy plants, which means they can survive either indoors or outdoors given the proper care. Since they tend to have a broad root system, make sure the pots you keep them in offer plenty of space.
Trim the boxwood plants to prevent excessive growth. These beauties are fun to shape into various forms, including cones, animal figures, or globes. Kurtz Bros. always has an assortment of Buxus (boxwood) in stock for your convenience, including the "Winter Beauty" and "Green Ice" varieties.
This plant serves a double purpose! In addition to looking pretty, it actually cleans the air in your home. That's right—studies show that pothos pulls toxins (formaldehyde, for example) out of the air and neutralizes them.
Pothos is also called devil's ivy. Marble Queen and Golden Pothos are the two most popular versions. Avoid keeping the soil too wet, and be sure to prune Pothos once in a while to enhance new growth. This houseplant can handle low-lit areas, but prefers indirect medium sunlight.
Microgreens are essentially the tiny seedlings of vegetables and herbs. According to some sources, they're even healthier for you than the fully mature plants would be. Plant a selection of seeds such as Swiss chard, basil, dill, beets, kale, and radishes, and keep the soil moist.
After three weeks or so, when all the greens have grown to a couple inches in height, clip off the leaves. The roots should stay in the soil so you can enjoy a second or even a third harvest. Eat your microgreens in salads or sandwiches within the first few days after harvesting.
These are just a few of the many options you have when you begin planning your indoor garden. Take some time to research plants that fit the level of care you're prepared to give. Remember, if you have any questions about indoor gardening, outdoor lawn care, or the supplies necessary to do either one, you can contact us at Kurtz Bros., Inc. Our experts will be happy to answer your questions and direct you to the supplies and options you need to have a healthy, successful indoor garden.