An Indoor Vegetable Garden will produce enjoyment AND food! Use our vegetable gardening tips to get on the road to an Indoor Garden.
By using the right containersand having the ability to mimic the ideal growing conditions, you can also have an indoor vegetable garden. Need help choosing containers? Click Here
The benefits go beyond the beautification of your home or the relaxation you get from gardening. You pick your own vegetables right in your kitchen!
Carrots, tomatoes , and radishes are three of the easiest vegetables to grow indoors. Each grows differently and will need separate containers... but with some research, this is not a problem.
A south-facing window is the best source of natural sunlight for your vegetables to grow in. If you do not have the right exposure, you can invest in an artificial bulb to provide supplemental light.
As with any container you choose to grow plants in, making sure there is enough drainage is key. If your plants sit in too much water, they are not going to survive. The dreaded old root-rot will get them!
If the pots you choose do not have holes in the bottom, be sure to drill one to three holes in the bottom. Depending on the size of the container, one hole at 1/2" in diameter would be suitable for a small 8-10" pot. A container measuring 24" in diameter would need around three holes.
The flip side of this is,...ensure the water does not run out too quickly. If it looks as though the majority of the water drained out the bottom of the pot, you can always plug up one of the holes you drilled in order to stop some of the drainage.
Tailor your water schedule according to the condition of the soil, make sure it doesn't get too dry or stay too wet. Use the old rule of thumb trick. Stick you thumb into the soil and feel for moist dirt. If it's dry, it needs water. If it's moist, leave it alone. But do check often!!
When choosing the types of vegetables to plant, follow the same guidelines as you would for outdoors. On the seed packets it will give recommendations on when to plant, the amount of light and water that is needed, along with the spacing requirements.
By the end of the summer or early fall, you should be able to harvest the vegetables grown inside your own home. So...sorta a vegetable gardening for dummies, but lots of tips even the seasoned veterans could use.
For more detailed explanations on Container Vegetable Gardening, click here!
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Designed to be as compact as possible, the AeroGrow Extra has a very small footprint, but allows for maximum natural light, as well as using built-in lamps to help your plants flourish.
This gives you room to grow a really tall tomato plant, herbs, trailing squashes, or any other kind of vegetable or fruit!
It's one of the neatest ways you can grow vegetables indoors.
I highly recommend it and the company, AeroGrow! They have some great special offers and free shipping.