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Post Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:00 am

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I am a person who loves gardening. It is a place where I find myself to be happy. I feel so much relaxed and refreshed spending time in my garden. I have a lot of plants in my garden. I also have a very small garden pond with water lilies inside it. It is very beautiful to see the garden pond with lilies in the midst of the flowering garden.

Now I planning to grow indoor plants. Recently, I had read in a blog that indoor plants reduce the carbon dioxide level and improve the air quality. It also helps to reduce the background noise and reduce the airborne dust level. It plays an important role in improving the health.

I'm planning on placing the flower pots on the window sill. As most of the windows and doors in the house were destroyed by termites, it was recently replaced with vinyl windows and doors. Will placing the flower pots on the window sill damage to the windows? Will it make the window sill dirty? What are all the factors to be noted while growing indoor plants?
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Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:27 pm
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If you put a plate under the pot, it should prevent any dirt or water damage.

Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:09 pm

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If they will fit in the sink, I put my houseplants in the sink to water, and leave them there to drain before putting them back on the windowsill. Larger potted plants I drag outside to water and drain before bringing back inside. This will keep run-off from over flowing your plate/tray and making a mess.

Post Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:40 am

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Consider using a drip tray under a plant in a fabric pot. Root pouch, dirt bag....different brand names.
Water THE TRAY and let the plants draw the moisture that they need from the tray through the fabric pot.
Make sure you use a waterproof tray! No terra cotta!
A large portion of my herbs are grown like that, but outside. It's technically called sub-irrigation.
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I've been growing African violets since I was a kid.... a LONG time ago..... by putting a long, fat string in the pot with the plant, and then setting the dirt pot on another container full of water. It looks like a pot sitting on a hummus, cottage cheese, etc., container. The lower container has a hole cut in the lid that the wick is threaded through. The wick sits in the water in the lower container and sucks up the goodies at its own perfect pace and the capillary action keeps the soil moisture level perfect. The top pot remains dry on the outside, and just right inside.
Never has failed my African violets.
You might be able to cobble up something similar.

Neither of these options requires dragging pots around. BIG plus!

There are a lot of growing options out here! Enjoy! :big grin:

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Post Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:27 am

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That string wick is a neat idea Martha! I might have to try that. :)

Post Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:02 am

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Thank you all for sharing your wonderful ideas.

Post Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:54 pm
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The cool thing about fabric pots is that they automatically root prune.

Post Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:21 am

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Placing the flower pots on the window sill should damage the windows.
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Post Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:28 pm
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Mark, see Patrick's response above. There does not need to be any damage.

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