Small Space Indoor Vegetable Gardening

Do not let a limit of outdoor space get you down, take your gardening skills to new heights by growing vertically. Taking full advantage of vertical space by growing vegetables upwards in place of downwards.Cover a balcony or patio wall with a bean vine. Attach planter boxes for draping plants such as cherry tomatoes or cucumbers. Keep in mind, the more roots are restricted, they need additional watering and nutrients.

Indoor Container Gardening

Indoor vegetable gardening can take place in boxes, baskets, plastic bags, clay pots, and half barrels, essentially any container to create the ideal environment for root development. A plus for container gardens is grass and tree roots cannot invade. Outdoor container gardens can also be moved indoors to a sunny location to extend the vegetable growing season.Free of the inhibiting problem of infested soil, tomatoes thrive so well in containers; many gardeners who have plenty of ground space are switching to pots, boxes, and baskets. Plant eggplants, peepers, and cucumbers on terraces and patios. A planter box measuring 8″ deep, 12″ wide, and 3″ long delivers enough beets, carrots, or lettuce for many meals.

Indoor Herb Gardening

Another bonus of indoor vegetable gardening is the ability to grow fresh herbs all year round. There are many medicinal purposes for growing herbs besides its culinary applications. For example, in ancient Indian folklore, turmeric was called the spice of life. In recent studies, turmeric has been shown as beneficial in fighting Alzheimer’s, adding to it health benefits along with the additional taste to curry.

Indoor Counter Top Gardens

A counter top may be your only indoor gardening option. If your counter top is sunny, you can grow herbs and lettuce in containers. If needed, use grow lights to provide the needed amount of sunlight for your garden to flourish. Several companies such as AeroGarden, offer convenient kits of different sizes and seed mixtures for growing on kitchen counter tops. These units come with built-in grow lights and easy to follow planting and care instructions.
Traditionalist ground gardeners may chuckle and shake their head at the extreme measures indoor vegetable gardening may lead to designing creative ways to grow indoors. However, who will be laughing when they are outside in the heat, humidity, crawling with bugs, waist high in weeds, and inside you are sitting high and dry, cool as a cucumber.

By indoor gardening, set up your own mini vegetable factory with the comforts of being indoors. This method of gardening concentrates the growing of vegetables in an environment that is free of any open space vegetable gardening hazards such as harsh weather conditions, pests, and plant diseases.



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