Madison Moulton: Growing Indoor Plants Successfully | On the House #21

In this episode, host Gabriella Joustra is joined by Madison Moulton, an indoor plant growing expert, an accomplished editor, writer, and author of "The Next-Generation Gardener"

This episode discusses the differences between indoor and outdoor plants and the advantages of indoor gardening, offering valuable advice on selecting the perfect plants for your home. Join Gabriella Joustra and Madison Moulton as they explore optimal locations for indoor gardens, addressing the challenges associated with indoor plant gardening. 

Meet Madison Moulton

Madison Moulton is a freelance gardening content writer, editor, and photographer. She also covers food, interior design, and everything related to lifestyle. Madison’s main passion and expertise lie in gardening. She aims to help people achieve successful indoor gardening.

About the episode

In this episode of On The House: Household Management Insights, Madison Moulton defines household management as the structure and habits built around daily life at home, which greatly impacts how you perceive home and your overall well-being. She explains that household management involves routines and structures to make your home more relaxing and comfortable.

Madison states that household management provides people with a positive environment in which they can spend long periods of time, such as working remotely. She also explains a misconception that household management is exhausting and requires a lot of effort.

According to Madison, indoor plants are happy to grow and thrive indoors. She adds that some people bring outdoor plants indoors if they live in areas with limited greenery. Although indoor plants enhance aesthetic value and bring nature closer, Madison also states that cultivating proposes challenges, such as over-caring, under-caring, and proper maintenance.

During the episode, Madison mentions a few signs to be attentive to regarding the right time for repotting. She cautions against the potential dangers of pets interacting with plants. She also emphasizes the importance of research and seeking advice from knowledgeable sources to identify different varieties of plants and provide them with proper care.

Madison necessitates testing soil moisture regularly and adjusting watering frequency based on environmental conditions. She also cautions against using tap water with chemicals and suggests alternatives. Madison proposes bottom watering as an effective method as long as it is done correctly.

Madison tackles how different seasons affect plant care. She advises people to limit pruning and repotting in winter. Madison also encourages people to fertilize older houseplants that have been in the same container for a while.

Before moving on to the audience’s questions, Madison advises people to regularly observe and care for indoor plants, highlighting their aesthetic value and impact on personal well-being. She also gives recommendations for beginner-friendly plants.

In conclusion

Household management fosters a positive and relaxing home environment. Cultivating indoor plants with proper watering and balanced care is important, as they offer numerous benefits. This episode offers practical tips and solutions for maintaining healthy and thriving indoor plants, fostering a harmonious living space, and bringing nature indoors.

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