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The Beauty of Indoor Gardening

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 13 July , 2016
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If you knew that you could save money, avoid dangerous pesticides and reduce your environmental impact all at the same time, would you be interested? We’re talking about growing fruits and veggies indoors. In this article, we’ll tell you how.

What You Need for Indoor Gardening

If you’re concerned about how much space you’ll need for indoor gardening, put away those worries. Your indoor garden can take up as little or as much space as you’re willing to provide.

There’re quite a few plants that can be grown on a table or windowsill. Shelves, tables, and benches are also ideal, and can give you a bit more space.

Just make sure that you use an area that has tile or linoleum flooring so that the drops of water can be easily caught. A tarp underneath a table will also do the trick.

Making Sure Your Plants Get Enough Light

To state the obvious, plants need light so that they can photosynthesize, which is essential to their being able to live.

Most plants and veggies will grow best when they have 14-16 hours of sunlight or simulated light. Telltale signs that your plant isn’t getting enough light include thin stems and small leaves.

To make sure your plants get the right amount of light, you may want to think about installing a grow light. Your best bet for this is a High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Bulb as they are the brightest and most efficient lights available.

Importance of Humidity

One of the biggest obstacles to indoor gardening is a lack of humidity, but don’t let this discourage you. You can increase humidity by:

  • Misting your plants daily
  • Placing your plants close together
  • Leaving a tray of water beside your garden
  • Running a humidifier near your plants

Type of Soil You’ll Need

Soil from the outdoors is not going to cut it because it’s often too heavy and may have weed seeds and insects. Instead, look for a soil mix that is designed for indoor plants. It should be loose and able to drain well.

Fruits & Veggies That Do Well With Indoor Gardening

If you’re concerned about a limited selection of plants that will adapt well to indoor gardening, please know that the variety is…well, varied. The ones that do the best include:

  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Eggplants
  • Radishes
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Beans
  • Peas

Call Juniper Landscape Company for More Gardening Advice

We’re obviously huge fans of Mother Nature, and all of the delicious treats she brings our way. If you have questions about your lawn or garden, we’d love to speak with you.

Get in touch with us here at Juniper Landscape Company by calling (619) 334-9464.

 

 

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