Indoor gardening has became a recent trend as people struggle to stay within their food budgets from month to month. The price of groceries has soared over the past few years and we are always looking for ways to cut down on spending. The internet can provide you with beautiful indoor garden ideas. These tips should get you started.
For the best yield with your indoor gardening you should go with dwarf varieties because they seem to grow much better then the normal ones do. These types of plants prosper in smaller containers and usually require less work to maintain. Great ones to start with are tomatoes, peppers, carrots and radishes.
You can get pretty creative with your choice of containers for planting, but you must put plants in a container that won’t be too small for them. Small plants do great on small containers, but large ones do not. This only crowds the plant roots which usually ends up in the plant dieing.
Determining the right amount of sunlight seems to always be a problem for indoor gardeners. You should research each specific plant to see what it requires since all plants will have different requirements. Window seals facing the side of the house where the sun rises are a prime spot for getting sunlight to your plants no matter how much they need.
Most experienced gardeners suggest starting off with a potting soil with added fertilizer. This will prevent you from needing to fertilize your plants for about the first 8 weeks. This will also help prevent accidental over fertilization, a problem for many new gardeners.
These are just a few basic tips to get you started. You can now start looking forward to a beautiful indoor garden with lots of herbs and vegetables to enjoy throughout the year.