Indoor Gardening

  • How to Water Your Houseplants
    In this video, Ellen, one of our employee-owners and houseplant experts, leads you through the dos and don'ts of watering houseplants.
  • Seed-Starting Buying Guide
    Whether you're new to seedstarting or looking for fresh ways to grow your healthiest plants, we have supplies and systems that ensure success. Learn how to choose the right one for you.
  • Propagating Succulents
    Propagating succulents is simple, once you understand the technique. Erin Kirkpatrick with a succulent rosette.
  • How and Why to Harden Off Plants
    Time to get the seedlings in the garden, right? No!
  • Getting Moth Orchids to Bloom Again
    Pay attention to light, water and fertilizer and your phalaenopsis will rebloom.
  • How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
    Getting fruit flies out of the kitchen takes a bit of persistence, but it isn?t difficult and doesn?t require any pesticides.
  • How to Use the Paper Pot Maker
    The Paper Pot Maker is a simple, time-tested tool that transforms ordinary newspaper into a limitless supply of 3-inch pots for seed starting.
  • Food You Can Grow Fast
    Growing your own food is incredibly rewarding, but it's not always clear how soon you can expect to start harvesting. This guide outlines some of the fastest-growing greens and food from seed so you can start sampling tasty greens and veggies as soon as possible!
  • Indoor Gardening
    How to grow plants indoors and surround yourself with plants year-round.
  • How to Start Seeds
    Growing plants from seed is a great way to start gardening earlier in the season. With the right light and some simple equipment, seedstarting can be fun and easy!
  • Fertilizing Seedlings
    Once the second set of true leaves appears on a seedling, it's important to begin feeding it with a dilute fertilizer solution.
  • Grow Camp FAQs
    Frequently asked questions about the Grow Camp
  • How to Care for Poinsettias
    Poinsettias are fairly easy to care for. With about six hours of sunlight a day and attentive watering, they'll thrive right through the holidays.
  • Why Choose Cowpots to Start Seeds
    Cowpots are biodegradable, keeping plastic waste out of the landfill. And they're made from a renewable resource and take a potential pollutant out of the waste stream.
  • How to Grow Microgreens
    With just a few simple items, you can grow microgreens at home. It only takes a few weeks to harvest your first crop, and you can do it all on a sunny windowsill.
  • How to Choose Potting Soil
    Our garden-tested potting mixes are formulated to guarantee great results.
  • No-Fail Seed Starting Every Time!
    Our GrowEase self-watering seedstarting kit takes the worry out of watering. Learn how it works.
  • Watch: Grow Seeds in an Eggshell
    Use an eggshell to grow a tiny crop of seedlings. Makes a great spring centerpiece.
  • Houseplant Lighting Guide
    How much light do your houseplants need? How much light does your home provide?
  • Heirloom Christmas Cactus
    Tough and long-lived, Christmas cactus can be passed easily from one generation to the next, blooming for family gatherings and cheering the darkening autumn days.
  • Easy Seeds for Beginners
    New to seedstarting? Here's a list of seeds that are quick to germinate and don't require a lot of extra fussing.
  • Instructions for the Deep-Root Seedstarting System
    Moisten approximately 6 quarts of soilless germinating mix with 4 cups of lukewarm water until the mix feels slightly damp. Place the Platform in the Water Reservoir.
  • Coir: A Better Way to Start Seeds
    Grow stronger seedlings, harvest bigger and earlier tomato crops and give yourself a green star for using a renewable resource. How Simply add coir to your growing repertoire.
  • Ready, Set, Sow!
    Expert advice and answers to frequently asked questions about starting plants from seed, aka seedstarting.
  • Growing Tomatoes from Seed to Harvest
    Tomato plants are one of the easiest plants to start indoors from seed. Here's how to grow your own tomatoes, from seed to harvest.
  • Watch: Growing Microgreens from Seed to Harvest
    Petite microgreens are wonderfully delicious and nutritious — and expensive unless you grow them yourself. Watch how easy it is.
  • Recharge Your Houseplants Through Repotting
    Winter is the ideal time to spend a few hours trimming and repotting the plants around your home.
  • How to Thin Out Crowded Seedlings
    When faced with a flat of crowded seedlings, use a scissors to thin them out.
  • Caring for Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs Indoors
    Paperwhites will bloom in about two to four weeks. Once the plants begin to bloom, the floral display typically lasts one to two weeks.
  • Grow Geraniums from Seed
    "There is no trick to growing geraniums from seed," says Valerie Ryan, who grows dozens of seedlings each year. "Patience and care is all that is needed."
  • Success with Air Plants
    Air plants, also known as tillandsia, are among the most indestructible houseplants. Although they don't need soil, they do need to be watered.
  • Green Up Your Gift Wrapping
    Beautiful wrapping can add mystery and excitement to a gift, and you can make thoughtful choices that are kind to the earth. Here are some ideas to make your gifts a feast for the eye without feeding the landfill.
  • How to Make Compost Tea
    Compost tea, a potent, microbial elixir will invigorate your garden with beneficial microbes that will reduce disease problems, ward off pests, and boost plant vigor.
  • Root Zone Heat Mat
    Instructions for using the Root Zone Heat Mat.
  • How to Grow Orchids
    A comprehensive guide to orchid care
  • Growing Bulbs Indoors
    When winter's chill forces the gardener to move indoors, windowsills come into bloom.
  • How to Grow Sweet Peas from Seed
    If you want to grow flowers from seed, start with sweet peas. The large seeds are easy to manage and most varieties germinate readily.
  • How to Grow Cyclamen
    The key to keeping cyclamen happy and healthy is to replicate their natural environment as closely as possible.
  • How to Pot an Amaryllis Bulb
    It's easy to your own. All you need is potting soil and a pot.
  • What's Your Houseplant Personality?
    Knowing how you approach indoor plant care helps you choose the best houseplants — geared toward the health and wellbeing of both the houseplant and you.
  • How to Plant a Terrarium
    Learn how to create a colorful indoor garden in this step-by-step guide. In less than an hour, you can plant a terrarium.
  • Care of the Lavender Plant
    Lavender is prized for its fragrant flowers and aromatic leaves. Grown indoors, plants provide several months of bloom and fragrance.
  • Make a Home for Houseplants
    Six reasons to grow a houseplant (or two).
  • Succulent Idea Book
    Explore a collection of beautiful, drought-tolerant planters featuring easy-care succulents that thrive indoors and out.
  • Watch: Terrarium Idea Book
    Fun to plant and simple to maintain, terrariums are a stylish start for a tabletop oasis.This slideshow will get you inspired.
  • How to Grow Basil Indoors
    It's easy to grow basil indoors, as long as you provide warmth and light. Start from seed and you'll always have a fresh crop on hand.
  • Amaryllis Care
    Few bulbs are easier to grow than amaryllis -- and few bloom with greater exuberance and beauty. Just plant in good potting soil, water regularly and provide bright, indirect light.
  • How to Make a Root-Viewing Box
    Looking for an activity with kids this spring? Here's a step-by-step guide to make a root-viewing box out of a milk carton.
  • Amaryllis Buying Guide
    Amaryllis are fun to grow and produce dramatic blooms that last for weeks. Find tips for choosing the best varieties for decorating and gift-giving.
  • Damping Off
    Techniques for prevention and control.
  • 13-Week Hemp Growing Guide
    This guide will help you be successful growing hemp with our three ScrOG systems. These products use a “screen of green” (ScrOG) growing system that maximizes bud production by trellising plants on a horizontal screen.
  • How to Care for Your Indoor Florist Azalea
    You can grow azalea indoors much like any other houseplant, but there are a few tricks you need to know about the care of indoor azalea if you want to keep them blooming year after year.
  • Growing Hemp 101
    These basic beginner steps will help you get started growing hemp, a plant that has been cultivated for thousands of years and is used in a multitude of important and valuable commercial products.
  • When to Start Your Seeds
    Learn how to create a seedstarting schedule. By starting seeds at the proper time, you'll have strong, well-rooted transplants when spring arrives.
  • Houseplant Pests and Diseases
    How to keep your houseplants healthy and pest-free.
  • Wash Your Houseplants to Prevent Pest Problems
    Inspect houseplants thoroughly before moving them indoors for the winter. Here's how to wash them when you do.
  • How to Grow Vegetables Indoors
    Want to grow edibles indoors? With the right amount of light, you can grow your own herbs, leafy greens, and small fruits indoors, even in small spaces.
  • Gardening Under Grow Lights
    Use grow lights to develop an abundance of stocky, green seedlings or pamper indoor flowering plants. The right lights will keep them blooming almost year-round.
  • How to Choose a Grow Light
    Learn how to choose the right light for growing plants and seedlings indoors.
  • Watering Plants While Away
    Here are some ways to help plants thrive while you're away, so you can come home to healthy gardens and happy houseplants.
  • Care of the Heather Plant
    The Heather Plant (Erica quadrangularis) is native to South Africa. Its pink blossoms will cover the branches for several weeks as long as you provide the right care.
  • Watch: Grow Microgreens Seeds in Eggshells
    Grow microgreens in eggshells and create a sweet centerpiece — and delicious garnish.
  • 5 Ways to Bring the Garden Indoors
    Plant some seeds. Treat yourself to a flowering houseplant.
  • Amaryllis: A Tale of True Love and Horticultural Wonder
    Greek mythology brings us the story of Amaryllis, a love-struck maiden who longed for the handsome but cold-hearted Alteo.
  • Prevent Seedling Disease with a Fan
    Young seedlings are especially vulnerable to a disease called damping-off. It's a fungus that enters young seedlings from the soil, causing the seedlings to die -- often within days.
  • How to Grow Herbs Indoors
    Keep your kitchen supplied with fresh herbs all year with varieties that thrive on a sunny windowsill or under grow lights.