When we first started staying home, an art and banana bread frenzy left everyone with full stomachs and new decorations around the home. Now people are looking for a new way to brighten up their days at home. A new online community has started giving tips and tricks for creating your homemade garden with either plants or vegetables that provide you with more time outside and less time bugging your pets.

Check out these times for creating your home garden.

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Gardening Plants 101

The first thing is first. Pick a location around your home with the perfect amount of sunlight for your plants. Even though it’s the colder season right now, you can still find a great place that receives the most sunlight for everything you’re planting.

Next, you’ll need to make sure if you’re going to be gardening plants, make sure you research how to take care of them. If you’re planting vegetables or fruits, they need to be items you’ll eat and use. Everything you grow will require different amounts of sunlight, water, and soil.

Make a garden in your backyard

Making a garden sounds nice when you first get the idea but expect all of the hard work that comes with it! If you have an area in your backyard that is enough space for everything you want to grow, it’s time to head to the home improvement store. After you have the plants and soil, you’ll need to begin framing the garden. Use wood and cinderblocks for a simple homemade garden area.

If you need some inspiration to create your home garden, check out this video by Carrie Rad. 

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Can’t have a garden? Hang plants from your ceiling

Sometimes space is an issue when you’re creating a home garden. Perhaps your home doesn’t have a big enough backyard – but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having plants. You can always hang them from your balcony or even inside your home from the ceiling. It creates a beautiful sense of decor that will give your home color and life. Stop by any crafts store for rope, hooks, and baskets to raise your garden to the roof.

If you need help creating your hanging garden, check out this video by Garden Up.