by Susan
on 12 May 2017

For most new gardeners, they want to start small. Usually with a herb garden or a few indoor plants. Indoor plants are a great way to start working on your green thumb! In fact, they are what we recommend as a first step into gardening. It will help you gauge the responsibility of owning a plant, such as watering it and adding nutrients to the soil as needed. Of course, some plants require more vigilant care than others. This is why it is important to learn a little bit about the plants you are interested in before you purchase them. That way there are never any surprises! There are the (easy to care for) indoor plants that we recommend to first-time gardeners.


Jade Plant

The Jade plant (crassula ovata) is a common houseplant all over the world. It is a favorite among new and seasoned gardeners, as it is an incredibly easy plant to care for and maintain. It is native to South Africa and survives in almost all indoor conditions. In fact, it also needs very minimal watering. Jades are actually considered succulents and can be propagated quite easily. They are also a very common starting point for gardeners learning bonsai since they are durable and easy to work with. 


Spider Plant

The spider plant (chlorophytum comosum) goes by a couple names, including St. Bernard’s lily and ribbon plant. This plant is native to tropical and southern Africa but is a pretty popular houseplant globally.They have even gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Gold. They can tolerate temperatures as low as 2 degrees Celsius but thrive best between 18 and 32 degrees Celsius. One of the reasons we love this plant is because of its ability to reduce indoor air pollution in your home. Of course, also how easy it is to care for!


Common Ivy

Common Ivy (hedera helix) is only of the most well known of all the house plants! Ivy is native to most of Europe and western Asia. Ivy is incredibly easy to care for all it needs is access to sunlight and a little water. Ivy is one of our favorites because of the vast variety that they are available in! Most stores that carry ivy have several variations from you to choose from. All of which have similar maintenance needs! Typically, most ivy plants are not greatly affected by hot or cold temperature, however, temperature fluctuation can have negative effects on the plant’s condition. 


When it comes to gardening, it is important to start! Doesn’t matter where you start, you’re still going to have to start somewhere. The easiest (and most recommended) way to get your green thumb into action is with easy-to-grow plants that don’t take too much maintenance. That way you can get a little experience before you start a full-sized garden at home (if that is your goal). Of course, it is the time of year to start an outdoor garden too! We challenge you to plant one plant this year, indoor or outdoor and just give gardening a try. You’d be surprised by all the benefits it offers! For more information about easy-to-grow plants or to learn where you can purchase Delicious Dirt and Pefferlaw Peat products, please feel free to contact us today. 

by sue
on 12 May 2013

Planting wheat grass as a project can be fun for children because it grows so fast.  Instant gratification.  It only takes about 7 - 10 days to mature.

Wheat grass is extremely healthy and beneficial for your body, when juiced, but it also has decorative possibilities.


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