Houseplant Community Post: An Indoor Garden by @plant_kiss - Plantflix

Houseplant Community Post: An Indoor Garden by @plant_kiss

Welcome to another blog! Our business is very young, but we've been able to grow thanks to the support of all of you fellow hobbyists.

I love seeing the posts of seedlings and indoor gardens that we get tagged in, so we thought it would be fun to showcase some of the gardens as well as tips from successful gardeners in this new series of blogs.

This first one is from Teri, who has an awesome gardening Instagram account, so please go visit her Instagram and leave a comment on this post :)

Hi! My name is Teri (@plant_kiss)

I am a mother to 6 wonderful children, (that are all grown) and I have 4 grandchildren.

I’ve attached a picture of myself with my 2 year old granddaughter Ella. 

I live in Tennessee outside of Nashville. I’ve been here for 5 years, but I am originally from East Tennessee. When I am not with my plants I am crocheting (@crochetkiss).

Favorite Plant?

I’ve been asked before what my favorite plant is and I have a very hard time choosing. I do love my string of turtles though.

Plant Background?

I have really been into plants for as long as I can remember. I love outdoor and indoor. I haven’t grown any from seed until this past year when I discovered @plantflix. It’s so much more rewarding to watch my plants grow from their early beginnings. 

What's your favorite seed starting setup?

I don’t have any seeds currently, but in the spring I will use the setup I used last year. I have a regular covered heating pad that I keep on low and a grow light attached to a small table. I chose this setup because it was very inexpensive and used things I had. I didn’t have to purchase anything extra other than the grow light. 

I have been most successful with the greenhouse method. I plant the seed and place a ziplock bag over the container. This almost always works.


Any seed starting struggles?

I can only think of one kind of seed that I had to try a couple of times before they germinated. This was the philodendron hope. The other seedlings I wasn’t very successful with was the polka dot plants. I could not keep them alive. They didn’t grow very big. Then they would die.

Favorite houseplants to grow from seed?

The monstera deliciosa is my favorite to watch grow. I didn’t expect to have fenestrations for a while  and was so excited when I did. 

Any seed starting tips?

The most important thing to do to care for seedlings is to separate them when they are big enough, so they can have space to grow. I am very lucky to have a room with a very large south facing window. All plants like this. 

Some photos of the plant babies!

Coleus party:

Fibrous wax begonia:


Little Desert Rose Seedling:

Oxalis Iron Cross:

Check out more photos of Teri's plants by heading on over to her instagram! If you'd like to share your indoor garden and experience growing from seed, hit us up at or just tag us on instagram @plantflix! :)

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Sure, here are the steps on how to start an indoor herb garden:

1. Choose the right herbs. Not all herbs are created equal when it comes to growing indoors. Some herbs, such as basil, mint, and parsley, are relatively easy to grow indoors. Others, such as oregano and rosemary, require more sunlight and may not thrive indoors.
[Image of Basil herb]
[Image of Mint herb]
[Image of Parsley herb]
[Image of Oregano herb]
[Image of Rosemary herb]

2. Find a sunny spot. Indoor herbs need at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. If you don’t have a sunny spot in your home, you can use grow lights to supplement the sunlight.
[Image of Sunny spot for indoor herb garden]

3. Choose the right containers. The containers you choose for your indoor herb garden will depend on the size of the herbs you are growing. For small herbs, you can use small pots or even terracotta pots. For larger herbs, you will need larger pots.
[Image of Containers for indoor herb garden]
[Image of Terracotta pots for indoor herb garden]

4. Use the right soil. Indoor herbs need a well-draining potting mix. You can buy potting mix specifically designed for herbs at most garden centers.
[Image of Well-draining potting mix for indoor herb garden]

5. Water your herbs regularly. Indoor herbs need to be watered regularly, especially during the hot summer months. The best time to water your herbs is in the morning, so that the leaves have time to dry before nightfall.

6. Fertilize your herbs regularly. Indoor herbs need to be fertilized regularly, especially during the growing season. You can use a liquid fertilizer or slow-release fertilizer pellets.

7. Pest control. Indoor herbs are susceptible to pests and diseases. You can help to prevent pests and diseases by inspecting your herbs regularly and by using insecticidal soap or neem oil if necessary.

8. Harvesting your herbs. You can start harvesting your herbs as soon as they are mature. To harvest your herbs, simply snip the leaves off the stem.

9. Enjoy your fresh herbs! Fresh herbs are a great way to add flavor to your food. You can use them in salads, cooked dishes, and even cocktails.

Here are some additional tips for starting an indoor herb garden:

Start small. If you are new to gardening, it is best to start small. Choose a few herbs that you like to cook with and start with a few small pots. Be patient. It takes time for herbs to grow indoors. Be patient and don’t give up if your herbs don’t start thriving right away. Have fun! Growing an indoor herb garden is a great way to add some greenery to your home and to have fresh herbs on hand whenever you need them.

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