Indoor gardening has become the perfect solution for those who love to garden but suffer from climate problems. They live in areas that keep them from successfully gardening outdoors. However, when they learn to garden indoors they get to reap the benefits as long as they want. With the climate, problem solved they get to enjoy the good health and relaxation benefits (not as much exercise) they would if working a regular garden outdoors.
There are, however, differences in how you garden indoors as opposed to outdoors. That means if you want to start gardening indoors you have a learning curve to master. Going into it with a solid working knowledge will give you an edge on being successful.
This article will help and there are plenty of good books, videos, and instruction literature available for you. You may even find that someone you know is already gardening indoors and can give you helpful tips along your way. People always have questions when they are beginning a new project so here are some things for people wanting to start an indoor garden:
This is a crucial element to any garden, both indoor or outdoor. The soil must be properly prepared. It is the lifeblood of the garden. You want to match your soil to the type of garden you want to achieve. The experts on big on ‘clay’ because of its water retention abilities.
Clay also contains natural nutrients which means you will need less organic matter to get the necessary nutrients to your plants. If you cannot access a good clay then sand or purchase some organic garden soil at your local greenhouse or garden depot. Your job is to ensure your soil has a proper amount of kitchen waste (fruit peels, veggie stalks, etc.) and decaying plants and animal manure.
The crop you desire
What type of garden you want determines what you do. You will need to create a good growing environment for the type of plants you want and this will differ. Don’t go out and purchase large amounts of seed until you know what it is you are definitely aiming at growing. After deciding on the crop then get information about the type of soil it needs to grow properly. Then you can create the best environment possible for it to thrive and grow well.
Temperature and germination
If you’re living in a place that is cold you may need to up the amount of warmth you’ll need to grow a successful indoor garden. You want to have a good germination so make sure you have a good warm place for it to happen.
Using the proper type of container is another crucial element of indoor gardening. The best containers are the ones tapered at the bottom to ensure a good circulation of both water and air. You can find these at your local grocery store. If you happen to be strapped a bit on your budget you can simply cut the bottoms off empty juice cans or milk carton containers and use those.
The indoor gardening process
Success in indoor gardening will sometimes depend on the ones that have proven to be grown successfully. They are easy to plant and are good survivors. This list includes:
And fast-growing plants like:
and when you plant be sure to fill each individual with the soil meant for it and press it down on it gently. I hope this gets you on your way to a successful indoor gardening experience.