How to Grow Vegetables Indoors?
Lack of outdoor space for growing fresh fruits & vegetables? Here comes easy and simplest way of harvesting your own veggies, fruits & flowers indoor year round. Also, you don’t need to be a farmer in order to reap the benefits of home grown edible plants.
Before you get started your hands on Indoor Gardening, all you need is a good quality draining soil, pots with holes and a sunny window with plenty of sunshine and wind.
Not only do plants cleanse your household air, they can provide you with yummy organic foods. An indoor garden doesn’t need much of your space – a windowsill is fine.
However, we should be careful while growing edible plants indoors as pests and diseases may follow. Here are few tips that will be handy and help harvesting your own crop in no time:
- Don’t place your plants close to the windows close to heat sources that could dry them out.
- Have control of water, soil and fertility as required.
- Since the plants are right in front of you, it’s easy to avoid any kind of damage.
Now comes the most important part – choosing the plant which best suits to grow indoor. Good news is that almost anything fruits, flowers and vegetables can be grown indoors as long as they don’t get too big. Some obvious choices include:
- Vegetables: Carrots, Onions, Tomatoes, Peppers, Beans.
- Fruits: Apples, Strawberries, Blueberries, Citrus.
- Herbs: Basil, Parsley, Lavender, Chives, Rosemary.
Growing Carrots Indoor:
Growing Carrots in containers is not just a great option but also solves the problem of growing them in heavy and rocky soils. Smaller carrots are easiest to grow as the need less space and a window box is ideal. Just cover the seeds lightly with damp peat moss so the seeds don’t dry out. Seed should germinate within 2 weeks.
Tip: The key to good germination is to keep the soil moist.
Growing Herbs Indoor:
They grow really well inside, just be sure Make sure you have a sunny windowsill, where your herbs will survive. Many herb plants grow quite easily in containers and require only minimal care. Take your pick from these foolproof options: basil, rosemary, cilantro, chives, thyme, oregano, and parsley.
Growing Strawberries Indoor:
You can grow these sweet treats in pots or hanging planters year-round, it is possible to grow strawberries indoors with the proper lighting and soil. In fact, the strawberry plant is ideal for a container like a hanging basket because they grow as well in containers.
Indoor gardening certainly requires your dedication and time no matter what or where you choose to harvest. There’s lot of fun learning how to harvest and joy reaping the benefits of your own fresh and tasty vegetables.