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Indoor Vegetable Gardening Tips And Tricks

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 1

Indoor Vegetable Gardening Tips And Tricks

Indoor vegetable gardening can be a very rewarding hobby that will allow you to harvest your favourite vegetables all year long if done correctly. Indoor vegetable gardening can be done for fun, or it can easily be a substitute for somebody that does not have access to a garden, but would still like to grow vegetables. The amazing thing about indoor vegetable gardening is that it is extremely simple to get the hang of, and I can almost guarantee that you will know what you are doing by the time that you have finished reading this article. By the end of this article you will have learned the basic steps involved in indoor vegetable gardening, and be aware of any tips that are associated with those steps; keep reading and you will be able to start growing your vegetable garden within the next 10 minutes!

Step 1-Choose A Pot For The Vegetable

This is one of the most important steps involved in indoor vegetable gardening because the pot that you choose will serve as the home for your indoor vegetable. The color, shape, does not really affect anything but how it looks; it has no significant effect on the health or growth of your indoor plant. However, the size of the pot that you choose plays a large role in the health and growth of your plant. The size of the pot should be relative to the size of the plant that is being placed in it. A rule of thumb to follow involved common indoor vegetable garden plants such as thyme, basil, and oregano requiring a pot with a diameter of about 4 inches; moreover, if the vegetable that you are planting is slightly bigger than those spices you should use a slightly bigger pot, and vica-versa.

Step 2-Add The Soil To The Pot

Adding the soil is also crucial to the health and growth of the plant because it is equivalent to the furniture in the house; it is required for the plant to grow to its fullest potential. The brand and type of soil that you use when you are indoor vegetable gardening is entirely up to you; there are hundreds of brands of indoor potting soil, and almost all of them do the same job. A rule of thumb that stands true with all types of indoor potting soil is to leave about 1 inch from the top of the plant's pot, and to ensure that the soil is soft and malleable. When it comes to indoor vegetable gardening, the plant will respond positively if you put the effort to treat it well; furthermore, using the right amount and type of soil will please the plant, which will allow it to grow stronger and taller in return.

Step 3-Water The Vegetable Twice Daily

When it comes to indoor vegetable gardening, water is the basic fuel for the plant's life, and can be considered the equivalent of food for humans. There is no set rule regarding exactly how much water you must give to your indoor vegetable; however, a rule to follow would be "enough to allow the soil to soak, but not enough to allow the water to show above the soil"...in other words you should use the amount of water that the soil can soak in! The rule to go by regarding the frequency in which you must water the plant is twice daily; the times that you water it are entirely up to your discretion, just be sure that they are nearly even intervals, and are used on a consistent basis. Water is what will sustain your plant's life when it comes to indoor vegetable gardening, and should be done as precisely as possible through evenly consistent intervals, and the right amount of water.

Step 4-Label Your Vegetables

This step is more for your own peace of mind, rather than benefitting the indoor vegetables. When indoor vegetable gardening, you can easily accumulate a garden that consists of 20-30 plants within a single summer! With this many indoor plants, it can be quite hard to remember which one is which; moreover, the difficulty of recognition increases significantly with every additional plant to your indoor vegetable garden. The easiest way to ensure that you remember each indoor vegetable is to simply label each pot with the name of the plant that is inside; this will help you to remember each indoor vegetable without flaw!

Step 5-Place The Pot Against A Sunny Window

Indoor vegetable gardening, just like anything else, is all about location! Many houses and apartments were built with at least 15 windows around their structure; that is at least 15 spots that you can put the pots when you are indoor vegetable gardening. The best location in any house or apartment is simply the window that receives the most sunlight. There are many ways to determine this, most of which can be found online; however, whichever way that you choose, accuracy is important. After all, when it comes to indoor vegetable gardening, the more sunlight your plant receives, the more it will grow strong and healthy!

Indoor vegetable gardening can be an amazing hobby that brings great joy to many people's lives. Whether you do it simply because it is your passion, so that you can garden all throughout the year, or because you do not have a garden to plant vegetables in; indoor vegetable gardening is something that everybody should try at least once in their lives. The tips and tricks in this article will provide you with more than enough knowledge and skills so that you too can successfully build an amazing indoor vegetable garden in the comfort of your own home!


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Comments

Jul 22, 2010 10:02am
eileen
Great informative and helpful article,beware the plants do not get too much real hot sun or you will have dried herbs earlier than you expected. As my eyes not so good this writing harder for me to read. otherwise great.
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