If your home is lacking a yard and you want to save yourself a few trips to the grocery store, an indoor veggie garden might be a good option for you.
To start you’ll need a container that’s large enough for the roots of your plant to grow and has a hole in the bottom to allow drainage – you can buy a new container or repurpose an old one. Make sure you’re starting with healthy soil. Soil is living dirt. It contains nutrients, organic matter, water and air. If you try planting your garden in bad soil, your plants won’t get the right nutrients and will eventually die. When you’re buying soil for an indoor garden make sure it’s organic potting soil rather than soil for your garden. You can also add a fertilizer if you feel like it’s necessary.
To pick your garden spot, find an area near a south or east facing window. This will ensure your garden gets enough sunlight. Set the temperature between 65-70 degrees and maintain a 10-20% humidity level.
Most herbs will easily grow indoors, but when it comes to vegetables some are better suited than others. We suggest starting with arugula, bell peppers, beans (bush type), kale, carrots, sprouts, radishes, spinach, lettuce or edible flowers.
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