Why Plant an Indoor Garden?
Planting an indoor garden is a great way to ensure your kitchen is full of fresh veggies, regardless of the season! It may also allow you to take less grocery trips and spend less money.
Easily Grown Indoor Vegetables
Some ideas of vegetables to plant include: microgreens, lettuce, herbs, tomatoes, peppers, radish, spinach, kale, potatoes, and scallions.
Many vegetables need at least 12 hours of light a day. Be sure you have enough natural light! If not, look into artificial lighting where possible.
The recommended temperature for most vegetables ranges from 60-70°F. Try your best to accommodate the veggies you choose!
- Organic potting mix (Should be sterile. Used soil can lead to pests/disease.)
- Draining containers
- Air circulation (Assists with preventing mold and fungus.)
Things to Consider
When planting your indoor vegetable garden, take note of your growing conditions and decide which veggies would work best for you. Leafy salad greens such as kale, spinach and arugula are a good place to start. Keep in mind, any pets you have may try to eat your plants as well!
Check on your plants daily to make sure they are hydrated and have no sign of pests, fungus or disease. You may have to adjust the lighting conditions based on their progress and begin a fertilization regimen. Finally, be patient and enjoy the process!
What Will You Grow?
Growing an indoor vegetable garden can be rewarding for everyone in your household! Gardening is said to have wonderful mental health benefits. The beauty of this project is its flexibility. You have the freedom to choose whatever you wish to grow! So, what will it be?
Information from Allrecipes, Empress of Dirt and Greenmatters