How Does Your Indoor Garden Grow?

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The winter is coming and in most places, this means less growth for fresh fruit and vegetables - if any at all. The cold weather in some areas and the lack of a garden in others means that there is nowhere to grow anything in the first place, but that doesn't mean you can’t grow your own food indoors.

An indoor garden is a perfect solution when the growing season is over. It means that you can continue to grow and eat delicious fruits and vegetables that you love and you don’t have to worry about digging them out from under piles of frost. Let’s take a look at how you can keep up your home-grown greens, even when the snowfalls.

What Can You Grow In An Indoor Garden?

You can grow a variety of flowers and plants in an indoor garden, but you can also sample growing fruits and vegetables, too. It’s amazing how you can grow so many different things without much effort, either. You can grow Fall greens like bok choy, and you can also grow carrots and beets. Really, any fresh veggies can be grown inside. Just be sure to choose plants that grow under an artificial grow light bulb, as these are the ones that won’t outgrow their space. You need to have the right cool place to place the plants, and you are ready to go!
What You Need For Your Indoor Garden

For your indoor garden, you need a little equipment. Let’s take a look:

Grow lights

Growing containers



How To Do It!

Below, you’ll find the steps you need to get your new indoor garden up and running.

  1. Firstly, build a grow light system, and find a cool area in the house to set everything up.
  2. Don't put your garden near any indoor wood stoves or heat sources as the temperatures will wilt your plants.
  3. If you decide to grow seed, follow the instructions on the back of the packet.
  4. Keep the soil as moist as possible evenly, and do it this way until the seeds start to germinate. 
  5. Any seedlings that you’ve bought over packaged seeds need to be repotted if the roots are showing through the drain holes of the pot.
  6. Always keep your lights around two inches above the plants.
  7. As the plants grow adjust the lights as plants growing need 12-16 hours of light every day.
  8. If the soil surface feels dry, add water. Otherwise, water twice a week to keep them growing.
  9. Throughout the winter, harvest your vegetables and fruits and enjoy them.
Regardless of whether you are craving fresh vegetables or you want to keep your home alive with flowers, you can have a gardening space to enjoy even when it’s too cold. The secret to success is good planning, and even if you haven't ever had an indoor garden before, you can benefit from planning one every year. An indoor garden can be a fun project for the family, so get stuck in and show the kids how they grow their food - even without a sprawling backyard!

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