Houseplants for Beginners: 5 Basics for Gardening Indoors

Houseplants for Beginners: 5 Basics for Gardening Indoors

It doesn’t take a green thumb (or even a yard!) to grow a thriving garden at home. All you need to grasp are a few basic gardening concepts. Here, Ekta Chaudhary of Garden Up shares five approachable tips to help your houseplants flourish, from prepping your soil to picking your pot, fertilizer, and watering can. For more advice on cultivating your own vegetables and blooms at home, check out Chaudhary’s Skillshare Original, Indoor Gardening: Grow Houseplants, Veggies, and Herbs: https://skl.sh/3wHnVbq

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INDOOR GARDENING QUICK JUMP MENU

00:00 Meet Ekta Chaudhary
00:21 #1: Know Your Soil
00:41 Preparing the Ideal Soil Mix
01:24 #2: Proper Watering Habits
01:47 Why Do I Need a Watering Can?
02:15 How to Make a DIY Watering Can Substitute
02:33 #3: Potting Your Plants
03:07 How to Use a Coffee Mug to Pot Your Plants
03:29 Advantages of Terracotta Pots
03:53 #4: Fertilizing Your Plants
04:09 Types of Fertilizer
05:27 #5: Growing New Plants from Clippings
06:28 Join Ekta on Skillshare

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ABOUT EKTA’S SKILLSHARE CLASS

You don’t need a yard or even a patio to create a garden oasis in your home—just the know-how that YouTuber and scientist-turned-gardener Ekta Chaudhary of Garden Up is happy to share.

Ekta loves plants. She loves them so much she got a Ph.D. in ecology, all the better to understand her leafy green friends. Living in Mumbai, India, Ekta always had sunlight but didn’t always have a garden or balcony to grow plants on, so she became determined to figure out the best ways for her plants to thrive even indoors. Now, she’s sharing her whole process with you. Alongside Ekta, you’ll also learn how to:

– Put together your own soil blend
– Develop the perfect watering schedule for your plants
– Cultivate flowers to support bees and attract pollinators
– Nurture decorative houseplants to keep your home garden lush

…And grow your own food indoors!

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ABOUT SKILLSHARE

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ABOUT EKTA CHAUDHARY

Ekta Chaudhary is a teacher, gardener, and entrepreneur living in Mumbai. She started her career as a researcher, spending a decade studying ecology and sustainable farming practices among communities in the Himalayas. After finishing her Ph.D., Chaudhary took to gardening full-time with her own venture, Garden Up, as a logical extension to her popular Youtube channel. Today, Garden Up offers services and products through social media, workshops, online courses, and a home decor store, catering to a young audience and helping them find greenery, sustainability, and balance in their lives.

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MORE HOME GARDENING RESOURCES

Master the basics of potting and re-potting your plants (yes, even a cactus) with help from botanist Chris Satch of The Sill in Skillshare Original Happy Houseplants: Caring For Your Plants: https://skl.sh/3fvtq7m

In Gardening 101: A Guide For Growing & Caring For Plants, herbalist and farmer Geraldine Lavin offers a beginner’s guide to basic gardening concepts like propagation, plant maintenance, harvesting, and storage: https://skl.sh/2RUJLt9

Plant care can be self-care, too. In Plants at Home: Uplift Your Spirit & Your Space, “Plant Kween” Christopher Griffin shares tips for finding the best beginner plants and using them to elevate your space—and your mood: https://skl.sh/3fSmPmf

47 Comments

  1. Madhu Mohatta on December 8, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    I hv joined the skill share class, wht time does it happen n how many days. It was free for 30 days but an amt has been debited to my act rs 74.59

  2. Narandas Susheela on December 8, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    +-. .

  3. vj d on December 8, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Well explained

  4. Lola’s Living on December 8, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing your very informative video I love it just subscribe watching from California stay connected

  5. Kishori Devi on December 8, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Wow my favourite gardening Youtuber ekta di.

  6. Mp organic gardening on December 8, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Nice video my new friend.👍😊

  7. Beena Kharadi on December 8, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Hi, thanks dear ❤️

  8. ReethaHari Hari on December 8, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    There is white colour fungus in the pot soil. Is this because of using cow dung? And what’s the solution for that.

  9. VIJITH K R on December 8, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Wow excellent

  10. AgGg Shshsh on December 8, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    Not enjoy 😊bakwas

  11. Konkan Queen’s Magic on December 8, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    Few wholes on the lid of one liter water bottle, i use water to my garden plants

  12. raghubeerprasad koste on December 8, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Very nicely explain always thanks

  13. Anitha Prem on December 8, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    superb… 👌 can u tell me about the background stone wall? Is it made by cement or natural stone?

  14. Bushra Khalid on December 8, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    Mam,plz share the link..to enjoy all ur classes from the beginning

  15. Meenakshi Sharma on December 8, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    Very well explained good quality video

  16. Sharda Kesan on December 8, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    Ekta I did register for ur skills here but unable to get into it

  17. Sayaji Bhosale on December 8, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Only indian garden on skill share

  18. Pardeep Kumar Sharma on December 8, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    Beauty with so much of brain

  19. Razzaq Syed on December 8, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Why no video since long time

  20. HR GARDEN on December 8, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    If students gets teacher like you no one will fail… U explain so well…

  21. Surya interiors.. on December 8, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    I saw ur love about plants in this video. Super explanation..

  22. ছাদ বাগান সংবাদ on December 8, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️👍nice

  23. Aladin Bay on December 8, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    How many channels do you have?

  24. Khd kutty on December 8, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    thanks m’m. along with plants information, language refreshment benefits ..👏

  25. rose nature on December 8, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    From where the watering can which is black in colour u bought? Pls give the details

  26. Birjesh Gupta on December 8, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    पित्त पथरी गुर्दे कीपथरी बिना ऑपरेशन निकाली जाती है आयुर्वेदिक रसायन 8400 540 464 आयुर्वेद

  27. Nur Nahar on December 8, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Can we use cattle dung???

  28. triveni Kommu on December 8, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    )

  29. 10J Tanmayi Allada on December 8, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Thank you for this info!

  30. Pradeep bhoi on December 8, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    Hello ekta,,,,, where is ur gardan up channel,,,,,

  31. Harshit on December 8, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    i was just thinking of starting gardening and here is the video
    thanks 😀

  32. Kulwanti Shah on December 8, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks

  33. Silvy Zachariah on December 8, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Well explained

  34. KM Karunagapally KM on December 8, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Informative

  35. Tej Bahadur lawati on December 8, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Great sharing

  36. Inderpreet kaur on December 8, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Can v grow roots of other plants as well just the way u did with money plant.

  37. Tasnim Asha on December 8, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    I m a new gardener,the problem is,all my indoor plant get ruined from root,what can I do?

  38. Antony Pr on December 8, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Good information
    Thank you

  39. Simon John on December 8, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    What not, Madam whatever you said I did thanks but madam help me to develop my home garden if necessary I pay the needful bills, waiing for the next episode. Bye.

  40. Dhriti kumari on December 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    💚💚💚💚💚💚

  41. Parmar Shweta on December 8, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    ❤️❤️

  42. Sushant Singh on December 8, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    The only Indian video on skill share of my favourite, our’s favourite Ekta Di😇😇

  43. Sayaji Bhosale on December 8, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Ekta chaudhary from garden up youtube do subscribe her

  44. Sucharita Patasani on December 8, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Mam can you please tell me how to plant peace lily plant my peace lily plant is not growing

  45. Kanha ki bagiya Hisar on December 8, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Well explained 👏👌

  46. morning bliss on December 8, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Looking beautiful..very well explained

  47. Shyam Singh on December 8, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Well done madam

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