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Indoor Gardening

November 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Having an indoor garden is a sure way to more or less minimize your grocery expenses and guarantee you have top quality produce all year through. Thus, many are seriously considering putting up an indoor vegetable garden. There are many places where you can grow your vegetables indoors, including your kitchen, on your patio or balcony, or in your basement or even in roof top. Some of the popular types of indoor vegetables include peppers, green peppers, tomatoes, chili peppers, lettuce and eggplant.

One of the advantages of an indoor garden compared to an outdoor garden is that you will have increased control of the growing process. You can control the light your plants receive and ensure your plants get all of the nutrients required for rapid and lush growth. An indoor garden also lessens the possibility of diseases that plants can often acquire when they are grown outside. There will even be fewer pests, which eventually, will result in less plant damage.

Prior to starting your garden, it is vital to decide what method of indoor gardening you will have to use. Indoor plants can be grown with or without soil depending on the system that you use. You will also need to come up with a plan for watering and feeding your plants; consequently, you have to make sure they have sufficient light for health growth.

Quite a number of indoor gardeners use a hydroponic system to grow their plants, which allows them more control over the growing environment. Hydroponics is a process of growing plants without the use of soil. Instead, the plants are grown using nutrient-rich water that cycles through the system. Because a hydroponic garden does not use soil, it makes it easier to keep away from plant diseases and get rid of pests.

Another alternative is to grow your vegetables using containers or pots. Some veggies in fact do better when grown in a container as long as it is big enough for their root system. There are always many different styles of pots to choose from. Just ensure that you have adequate drainage for the water. This may imply adding some holes to the bottom of your container so that any unused water can flow out.

Regardless of the system that you employ your plants will need sufficient light. Indoor grow lights, which mimic natural sunlight, are frequently used to grow plants indoors. You can also place pots and containers near a window. Another way to guarantee your plants receive sufficient light is to place them in a sunny area during daytime  and bring them in at night.



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