These days, not having enough space is no longer a valid reason for not being able to start your ow garden. If you don’t have much space in your yard, I say, learn how to start indoor vegetable gardening.
If I may so myself, there are even many advantages unique to indoor gardening. For one, you are growing vegetables in a relatively more controlled environment. Thus, if you’ve done your research and preparation right, you’ll likely enjoy a higher quality yield. Furthermore, you won’t have to wait for different seasons to start your indoor garden.
Here are some practical steps you can take to start your own indoor garden:
- Determine which area in your house you wish to grow your vegetables. By area, it doesn’t have to mean a single allocated area for this purpose. You can also use several cramped places like your windowsill or patio. Just as long as the plants gets exposed to sunlight and watering it poses no problem, any area could be used.
Another option could be using plant stands. Plant stands could make an awesome display. And by making it easily movable, getting the plants exposed to sunlight wouldn’t be much of a problem. Besides, you could certainly use a bit of creativity to make the stands stand out in aesthetic value.
- Select containers you’re going to use for this purpose. You can use commercially available ones, or you can get creative and use containers that are already available in the house. Just as long as small holes can be drilled into its bottom and its size is suitable, any container would doofficial site.
- Select what type of vegetable you wish to grow in your indoor garden. I strongly suggest you choose crops that can easily adapt to indoor environment. Plants like lettuce, cherry tomatoes and herbs are examples of plants you can easily grow indoors.
- Prepare the soil. Often the soil consist of plant or animal compost and fertilizers. Addition of equal amount of perlite and vermiculite is always good, as it helps in the retention of water and air. Or, you can have it easy and purchase a lightweight potting mix.
- Ensure that the needs of the plants are met. Often it entails watering regularly, adding fertilizers as needed, and making sure the plants get exposed to sunlight. Some containers you may have to thin out, to give extra space for growing plants. Thus, you have to give attention to the development of your plants regularly.
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