Beginners Guide to Indoor Gardening

Gardening has been one of the most popular past times around the world for hundreds if not thousands of years. You can keep your green thumb alive year-round by moving your garden inside. By moving your garden inside, you no longer have to worry about harsh climate conditions or drastic temperature changes and you’ll be able to see the fruits of your labor all year long!

How to Get Started

Top view of the many pots with seedlings of vagetables, indoor

All plants need some sort of light source. However, when it comes to indoor plants, they can be a little tricky. Although they do need some sort of light, they thrive in an area with an indirect source of light. If your plants are placed underneath a natural or unnatural light source for too long they could potentially burn from too much light. Many indoor gardeners suggest using high-intensity discharge or HID, lights hanging above plants to get the best results.

Another tip to remember when starting your indoor garden is to not overwater your plants. When watering your plants, be sure to add just enough water to make the soil moist. Overwatering your plants could cause them to get root rot, which causes the leaves to turn yellow or brown and could quickly cause your plants to die. It is also important to keep your plants at a temperature between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Plant Options that Thrive Indoors

Now that you have the perfect indoor environment set up for your plants, check out these different plant types that will thrive while growing indoors:

  • Lettuce– It is easy to grow and doesn’t take up much space. With some types of lettuce, you can harvest the leaves, and the plant will continue to grow back.
  • Carrots– You can grow different sized carrots in different pots in your windowsill and get delicious results all year long!
  • Tomatoes– Tomatoes are very easy to grow indoors, just place their container by a window and enjoy fresh tomatoes during every season!
  • Cauliflower– These seeds may take a while to grow, but the wait is well worth it!
  • Watermelon– Although these monstrous melons take a long time to grow and reach their full potential, digging into your homegrown melon will be the best treat of your summer

After Your Seeds Have Grown

Fresh aromatic culinary herbs in white pots on windowsill. Lettuce, leaf celery and small leaved basil. Kitchen garden of herbs.

Once your plants or seeds have grown, you will have the option of recycling your containers and starting the whole process over again! Your fully grown vegetables will have seeds that you can remove and place back in the containers to experience the joys of gardening all over again. Be sure to do some research to find out how you can regrow your plants. Different plants require different regrowing methods. For example, some just require seeds while others could require snippings or the top part of another plant, or even roots. One thing for sure, if you take care of your garden, it could become the gift that keeps on giving.

2019-07-11T10:53:00-05:00July 10th, 2019|