This article is for all kitchen garden enthusiasts that want to sow different varieties of indoor plants, both edible and the simply decorative ones too, who’d like to know simple, practical and home-grown wisdom regarding a garden that’s easy to maintain and provides for both body and soul nourishment.
While some people have all the luck and also large spaces to maintain kitchen gardens, others like those living in apartments, small houses or those bereft of a backyard can still indulge in gardening as a hobby with making the best of growing potted vegetables, herbs, floral plants, and indoor greens.
A good choice of flowering plants that do well even in limited areas of growth, like planter boxes and pots that have been prepped with potting soil are nasturtiums of the compact kinds such as Whirlybird and Copper Sunset.
Marigolds, Iceland poppies and smaller varieties of sunflowers are other options that may happy up your indoor garden area. These are short, easy to care for, and are unlikely to take over your walls like trailing plant varieties are prone to do!
If choosing herbs for your indoor garden, even small tin-pot containers work well as long as you ensure the necessary sunlight (minimum 4 hours) and water nourishment is given them regularly; check a local nursery for pre-prepared soil-mixes as these contain the right balance of grub for indoor garden glories.
Do check for proper drainage (at the base) for your plant containers or punch holes if these are missing, so the excess moisture escapes and your plants get the necessary warmth, too.
If planting herb seeds, try out an old home-gardeners trick of pre-soaking them a couple of hours before planting in pots filled with potting soil; cover with a quarter inch more of soil after randomly scattering the seeds over the base soil.
How to Pick the Right Containers for Indoor Gardening
Gardening is a hobby many people love to bide their time with. It gives one a sense of accomplishment when they see their flowers or plants blooming after a few weeks or even months of tender loving care.
The plants also add to the aesthetics of the room and sooth the occupants of the home or office as well.
There are many forms of indoor gardening. You could have flower gardens, hanging gardens, vegetable gardens, fruit gardens, and bonsai gardens.
As with the many types of indoor gardening, there are indoor gardening tools available to help you make your indoor garden blossom even better. There are fertilizers, insecticides, implements and indoor gardening lights to substitute sunlight.
For those who do not have a place to garden outdoors there is always container gardening.
Containers are used to grow plants on windowsills or on the balcony of an apartment and are useful when it comes to moving the plants from place to place, be it to optimize sunlight or to redecorate the place.
Container gardening is also useful when you have to move from your home; you will not have to leave your beloved plants behind.
There are many designs, sizes, and colors of containers and pots that can be used to grow indoor plants. Plastic containers are economical and last a lifetime, however, many people like to use handcrafted clay containers for their plants.
These containers are beautiful and give a very natural look to the place. Wooden vessels made, much like barrels, are another excellent choice for indoor gardening containers.
Indoor gardening is a very satisfying pastime and there is a lot of advice out there for the beginner and even the seasoned gardener to learn from.
There are also scores of manufacturers offering implements ranging from the very basic to the most sophisticated for indoor gardening enthusiasts.