There are a lot of things you will learn as a new plant parent and with technology these days there are so many different ways for you to gain knowledge about caring for houseplants. I love learning new things both in a personal and professional capacity. I strongly believe that you can’t learn or grow without making mistakes, but you can also learn from others if you are willing to do the work.
Something I am extremely excited about is the June Beginner Plant Tips posting schedule @theplantypotter put together.
I hate the term “plant killer”. For some reason we’ve decided caring for plants is just an inherent skill some people have, either you have a green thumb or not. And that’s not true at all! I struggled with plants for many years because I didn’t understand their needs. I’ve learned so much about plant care over the last 6 months and I’m excited to share that knowledge with you this month. I hope this makes you more comfortable trying a new plant… or 2… or 50! And fellow plantstagrammers I hope you join me in making plants less scary!@theplantypotter
When I saw this I immediately knew I wanted to join in, not just by sharing what I’ve learnt with you but also to learn from other plant parents. I have decided to only write about the subjects I feel comfortable with but I haven’t narrowed it down yet.
Here are all 30 subjects that will be covered by The Planty Potter:
- Understanding the light you have
- Finding the right plants for you
- Good first plants
- My favourite low light plants
- My favourite high light plants
- When to water
- Watering methods
- Plants that show they are thirsty
- Where to put your plants
- Picking the right pot
- Keeping succulents alive
- Why the leaves are brown
- Plants for pet owners
- Optimizing humidity
- Choosing the right soil
- Repotting your plants
- Pruning your plants
- Fertilizing plants
- Identifying pests
- Managing pests
- Poles, trellises or let it trail
- Edible Indoor Plants
- Vacation Plant Care
- Styling Your Space With Plants
- Using Grow Lights
- Helpful Plant Tools
- Favourite Local Plant Shops
- Favourite Online Plant Shops
- Favourite Plant Resources
If you would like to join, share a tip from the list on the corresponding date. Use the hashtag #BeginnerPlantTips and tag @ThePlantyPotter so that she can spread the knowledge with others. By following the hashtag you can also read other plant parent’s tips.
Which topics would you like to read about on my blog? Leave a reply by commenting below! If there is a different subject that you would like me to write about please fill in the contact form here.