Looking for indoor container gardening tips and plans?
Here are a few easy tips for growing herbs and vegetables indoors in a sunny location including using grow lights!
Learning how to garden indoors is a very rewarding pastime.
We want to cover the field for those who have an interest in the culture of planting indoors.
Our aim is to look at selecting plants and pots for your home environment.
You will need to find a sunny location, or you can use indoor grow lights to make up for any lack of sunlight.
With only a small area, you can grow a reasonable amount of vegetables, fruit, and herbs in containers.
Carrots, radishes, peas, red cabbage, lettuce, strawberries, and chives are just a sampling of the crops that can be planted using a little ingenuity.
Almost any vegetable can be grown successfully in an indoor container.
An example of small scale vegetable gardening is growing several rows of plants in a window box with a large plant situated at each end.
Using such a container, you could plant a tomato plant at either end, with rows of peas, carrots, lettuce, or radishes in the middle, and an edging of herbs such as parsley or chives.
When using a tub for indoor container gardening, plant a tomato or pepper in the center.
Then grow a ring of other crops surrounding the midsection.
Alternatively, you can devote the entire container to salad crops.
On the other hand, planters can be used for one vegetable only such as eggplants or tomatoes, depending on the gardener's time and taste buds.
Cabbages are one of the easiest vegetable crops to grow.
However, they are greedy feeders and require plenty of nitrogen for leaf growth.
Cabbage seed can be sown in succession sowings.
Keep the soil well watered.
Apply a general purpose fertilizer 4-6 weeks after germination.
Suggested varieties include: ‘Babyhead', 'Earliana', ‘Red Ruby' and the Chinese cabbage, 'Pe-Tsai'.
Beets are perfect selections for indoor gardening, in part because of their lovely foliage.
Sow the seeds in the containers where the plants are to be grown.
Thin out any overcrowding seedlings.
When it comes to choosing pots for your indoor plants, one size does not generally fit all. Use the following guidelines:
We highly recommend indoor gardening to all plant lovers!
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