Sanitation and Sterilization – Ways to Keep Your Indoor Garden Clean

Sanitation and Sterilization – Ways to Keep Your Indoor Garden Clean 

Do you have an indoor garden? You must be so proud of it. There is no doubt that indoor gardens can be beautiful. However, if you want your garden’s plants to have the best opportunity to grow well, you need to maintain a clean environment. According to, and other cleaning experts, say that it isn’t too hard to clean your indoor garden area. The amount of work you need to do is usually dependent on how big your garden is as well as what plants are in it. In some gardens, cleaning could be as simple as a light vacuum while others require a complete antiseptic disinfection of germs and parasites. Overall, there are two main types of cleaning for an indoor garden: sanitization and sterilization.

Sanitization is a Deep Cleansing

When it comes to an indoor garden, sanitizing it is something you should do as regularly as you would changing the fertilizer or other standard processes in the backyard. It is a huge part of the maintenance of the yard. Most germs are immediately when you sanitize your indoor flowerbeds and plots. It doesn’t mean that sanitization involves the use of disinfectants, though. Most times, it just means wiping surfaces down with soap and water or just water. You’re only making sure that your surfaces are clean and nice to look. The act of wiping down a surface is enough to kill most organisms. 

Sterilization Targets Germs Specifically

Sterilization is a far more complicated cleaning of your indoor garden. You usually do this when you don’t have sanitization as an option to remove the infection you’re currently facing. This cleaning proves kills all pathogens and organisms in the area whether bacteria, fungi or viruses. You can sterilize most areas through exposure to direct heat or sunlight, or by filtering the air and water supply to the indoor garden.

You don’t always clean your lawn. When you do, you shouldn’t try to cover every inch of surface in the garden. Doing this can often kill the plants you’re trying to protect. Typical areas you should try and sterilize now and then include hydroponic chambers, and your containers that aren’t currently being used to grow. Bleach and hydrogen peroxide are two chemicals used in sterilization because they tend to devastate any living tissue that is in their path.

Take Care When You Do Either

A common mistake people make assuming that sanitization is safer for your plants than the latter. This isn’t true. No matter what you do, you have to exercise caution. Sanitization is a far more destructive process because most people don’t know their strength. They also don’t know what surfaces to focus on when cleaning up. Amateur gardeners tried to wipe down the  plants themselves which lead to damaged plants. Vacuuming is even scarier, because of the tendency people have to get the vacuum head dangerously close to the plants. This can lead to some terribly mutilated plants. The bottom line is that you should take care when doing either method of cleaning, but you should do both for the best result.



About Karren Haller

I am a +70 Blogger that loves connecting with other women through blogging. A new recipe always intrigues, finding a new craft, creating bracelets occasionally and gardening is a favorite and writing brand reviews is a favorite for my readers. But most of all the connection to other bloggers. Creativity, simple life and getting things done

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