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In this article, I will cover the easiest way of growing vegetables indoors for beginners.
Growing vegetables indoors sounds absurd, yet it is straightforward and requires minimal maintenance. Gardening is pleasant, and you get to enjoy doing it indoors with the benefit of a supply of fresh vegetables year-round regardless of the weather.
It’s convenient for folks who don’t have a lot of yard area. If you want to try growing vegetables indoors with your green thumb, here’s how to get it done.
Let’s dig in.
What to Grow
Vegetables for a Cooler Enviroment
- Beets (greens, tiny roots)
- Broccoli (stalks, greens only)
- Brussels sprouts (stalks, greens only)
- Carrots (tiny but sweet)
- Mustard greens
Vegetables for a Warmer Environment
- Citrus trees
The Best Supplies
Here are some basics on what exactly you need to grow a successful vegetable garden:
- Depending on what you’re growing, light levels range from low to high. – Recommended light
- Organic potting mix for vegetables as a growing substrate. – Recommended organic potting mix
- Containers with holes for drainage. – Recommended container
- Water (research to find out the correct amount per plant).
- The temperature should be between 60°F/15°C or 70°F/20°C, depending on the plants.
- Fertilizer for later stages of plant development (after leaf sprouting). – Recommended fertilizer
How to Get the Best Results
If you’re growing veggies indoors, they’ll need to be well-cared for if you want them to thrive and produce the outcomes you want. Make it a daily routine to check them to ensure they have everything they need.
The soil should be kept moist; if the earth seems dry, water the plants. Make sure you don’t overwater them to keep the roots from decay.
Check to see if the lights and fan are working properly. If you’re reliant on sunlight, adjust the distance between the plant and the light source based on how it’s performing.
Here are a few more pointers – if you’re growing leafy greens or herbs, fertilize them every month and if you have a fruit plant, fertilize them every two weeks or so.
If you don’t want to buy containers, you can get free 5-gallon buckets and help the environment while you’re doing it (just make sure to make drainage holes).
Vegetables are grown indoors take longer to mature than those grown outdoors, so patience is required. Even so, the prospect of tasty salads from your indoor garden should be enough to motivate you to get started. You will benefit a ton, so start as soon as possible.
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