More and more people are discovering that the indoor garden is a simple thing. There are many reasons for this indoor vegetable gardening trend. You can do it because you are living in a city with limited space. Along with that, you have insufficient or inadequate quality soil and impatience to garden even though it is the middle of winter. These all used to be obstacles to starting a garden. But no more! Almost anybody can start growing veggies indoors. You will need some space along with some natural or artificial light, containers, potting soil, water, seeds, and time.
You can see that we are quite enthusiastic about growing veggies indoors. We want everybody to be able to build their organic fruits and vegetables if they’re going to, no matter where they live! So, here we are with some of the top tips that go beyond necessary indoor gardening information.
Think Vertically About Indoor Garden
You can have enough room for your indoor garden in the apartment of yours. Do you have any walls? Think of them as vertical gardening space! You can maximize this space by using hanging planters, tiered planters, or even shelves, to create vertical vegetable gardens.
The Thing About Light
Light is an issue for many indoor gardens. You can significantly maximize the light you have by surrounding your gardening space with reflective material, such as Mylar. It will also ensure your plants get the view from all sides.
Fertilizer For Your Indoor Garden
One reason to grow veggies indoors is to eat healthier, organic produce. So why use conventional chemical fertilizer? You don’t have to buy an expensive organic fertilizer mix, either. Save money by using natural single-substance organic fertilizers. Alfalfa meal, bat guano, and cottonseed meal are just a few of the many natural fertilizers that can be used in container veggie gardening!
Grouping plants together according to their light and watering preferences will make the job of caring for your indoor vegetable garden much more comfortable. You can also plant-friendly companion plants together in the same container to help their growth and success.
Low Light Areas Of Your Indoor Garden
Vegetables that traditionally grow in the shade can be grown in the smaller light areas of your house. Lettuce, spinach, radishes are some of the top low light veggies to grow indoors. In the even darker corners, consider growing mushrooms and sprouts.
Many fruits and vegetables have small or dwarf varieties that are more suitable for indoor container gardening. Cherry tomatoes, mini bell peppers, dwarf melons, zucchini (rather than full-sized squash), miniature carrots. The list goes on and on. Try to find the small version of the fruits and vegetables you want in your indoor garden.
Using The Windowsill
Even a sunny window sill can be used for a small vegetable container garden. If your beam isn’t big enough, you can buy what is called a “window sill extender” specifically designed for window sill gardening.