Introduction to home gardening: Bring your dream garden indoors

Trapped in the chaos of daily life and chores, most urban dwellers long for a place to find peace of mind and return to nature. As it is hard to find such a place in megacities, home gardening offers nature lovers a chance to take up gardening in the comfort of your own home

The beeping of horns, exhausts fumes, and people rushing from one place to another, these are the sounds, sights and smells that people who live in urban areas are exposed to every day. The one thing that people do not see amid the hustle and bustle is green space where they can find a moments peace and relax.

There is nothing like putting your hands in the soil and experiencing nature, but becoming one with nature is almost impossible for urban dwellers like Istanbulites.

Blossoming, colorful flowers, green plants and vases in different shapes are the things that help us change the atmosphere in our homes, bringing us one step closer to the different colors of nature that we are so far removed from.

Gardening has been shown to have significant health benefits and is an ideal way for city dwellers to experience nature in their own homes. For starters, it encourages people to engage in behaviors and activities that promote wellness. When gardeners choose to grow food organically, they are reducing their exposure to pesticides and potentially eating produce with a higher nutrient content. Gardening also reduces stress and improves mental health and is considered moderate-intensity exercise, which can help people live longer lives.

Home gardening has become an increasingly popular trend in recent years, especially in megacities. People who have no time or space for growing plants, or vegetables and fruits, have started turning their homes into small, makeshift green houses where they can enjoy the miracle of nature. There are a couple of ways to begin home gardening, but first you need to know what you want and whether you have the right space for the undertaking.

For people who are blessed with a house featuring a small garden, taking up home gardening is as easy as pie. Flowers, vegetables and fruits can be grown even in a small garden and you can enjoy bringing the food that you grow straight to your dinner table. However, not everyone is able to enjoy the delights of a fruitful garden. So, how about turning one of the corners of your apartment into a small green house or a garden!

At IKEA, you can find simple solutions for home gardening. The recently unveiled hydroponic kit allows you to grow plants, flowers and vegetables in the simplest way possible. All you need is the right light, good soil and fertilizer for your plants. However, if you want to grow your food in the traditional way, there are few things to keep in mind. Remember that gardening is often a process of trial and error, so relax and have fun with it.

Need for daylight Light is the key to home gardening. How much sunlight your garden space gets will play an important role in your selection of plants for home gardening. If you…