How To Grow Vegetables Indoors Using Container Gardening?
Growing vegetables indoors in containers is now becoming popular especially among families looking for good alternatives to expensive organic vegetables in the market. This method of indoor gardening, known as container gardening, is also creating a buzz among plant lovers with little space for outdoor gardening.
Vegetable container gardening is a hit for those living in apartments, with no space at all for outdoor gardening. Many households find container gardening the most cost efficient of all methods to set up and grow their own vegetables.
In addition, it is easy to grow vegetable plants using containers and the maintenance of these plants do not cost a fortune.
As always, the first thing you need to do when using container gardening is to decide which species of vegetables or herbs to grow. After which, you have to decide the type of container you shall use to grow those plants right inside your home. Different vegetable plants require different amounts of space for their roots to develop. Using the wrong container size can stunt the growth of your vegetables
Thereafter, make sure the spot that you choose to grow your vegetable plants indoor has sufficient sunlight. Do note that certain seeds need strong sunlight for germination, while the others might require very weak sunlight.
To be environmentally-friendly and make indoor vegetable gardening fun for your family, you can recycle the containers in your kitchen and allow the kids to decorate the container. Remember to make holes at the bottom of your container to allow for drainage. The roots of the vegetables can rot if there is a lack of proper drainage and the soil is excessively damp.
Aside from ordinary and recyclable containers at home you can also choose different size of pots and planters. This is actually the whole concept of container gardening. The idea is to maximize small areas for indoor gardening.
Container garden vegetables can also grow in buckets, wooden boxes and even old tires. You simply have to widen your imagination and maximize your creativity to find any containers that are perfect for growing vegetables indoors.