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Article • July 16, 2020

How to Become the Plant Parent of Your Dreams

With the coronavirus limiting our outdoor activities, some have turned to planting and gardening to bring more nature into their lives. For those in urban areas, the prospect of cultivating an outdoor garden, in a backyard or balcony, is slim to none.

There are plenty of ways to bring more greenery in your home, and we’ve rounded up a few online to help you grow indoor plants (and keep them alive)!

 Best Indoor Gardening Tools:

If you want to grow your own vegetables and herbs but lack an outdoor space, here’s a quick solution: The Smart Garden 3 by Click & Grow.While a bit pricey, it automatically waters and shines light on your herbs. Take it a step further: Sign up for Click & Grow subscription service.

Grow herbs all year round with a smart indoor garden. Grow fresh basil, fresh cilantro and many more with the Click & Grow plant growing kit called the smart indoor garden.
Photo Cedit: Click & Grow

More Options:

  1. The TORCHSTAR LED Light Kit for a more economical option
  2. Webby Winner Epicurioustips on how to maintain a thriving kitchen herb garden

Learn About Houseplants:
The first stop on your journey should be websites and social accounts about, what? Plants! Check out Homestead Brooklyn, 2020 People’s Voice Winner for their video “Houseplant 101.” Their site is packed with info, including a planting Masterclass, houseplant care sheet, and more!

More Options:

  1. We also love The Sill. It sells plants and accessories, offers inspiration, and hosts online workshops. Attend their workshop “Monstera Deliciosa 101” next Wed., 7/22.
  2. Listen to Bloom and Grow Radio, a podcast made by and for indoor plant people.
  3. Follow Black plant influencers. As the fight against racial injustice continues, one way you can help is by supporting black content creators. Here are few: @unknownsucculents@theghettogreenhouse@botanicalblackgirl

Buy Plants, Curbside:
Some local shops offer online shopping and curbside pickup, to adhere to social-distancing guidelines. In New York City, try Natty Garden and Little Shop of Soil in Brooklyn. Also, The Sill’s Manhattan location is open for curbside pickup.

More Options:

  1. If you don’t mind delivery fees, try Bloomscape. They pot and ship plants across the U.S.
  2. The Sill’s physical locations in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are open for curbside pickup