Are you planning to start an indoor garden? You can create one in a variety of places in your house or apartment.
Depending on the amount of available natural light, you may want your garden in a designated area such as your sun room, enclosed porch or kitchen. You may be thinking about having plants throughout your home as well. In this case, if there isn’t sufficient natural light, you can purchase an indoor garden lighting system for each area.
There are a number of gardening supplies you will need in order to begin an indoor garden. While the supplies you need will depend on what you’re planning to grow, such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, or flowers, it’s a good idea to consult an indoor gardening supply store for advice before you get started.
If you’re planning to have a traditional soil garden, you might want to consider purchasing several two-to-four-tiered metal plant stands. These are a great way to increase the number of plants you can have in a small or even a large area.
When you have an indoor soil-based garden, you want to be able to keep from tracking dirt around the rest of your house or apartment. One effective way to accomplish this is by using an indoor gardening boot cover. So that you always have then on hand, it would be a good idea to purchase a several packages of an indoor gardening boot cover.
When you slip an indoor gardening boot cover over each one of your garden boots or shoes, you can just slip them off again after you’re finished tending to your garden. Since these are disposable, they can be thrown away after they have been used. Depending on the level of water, dirt, mud, and other substances that you step into or may spill, you should be able to use them more than once.
In addition to planting in soil, you may be interested in experimenting with a hydroponics garden. When you grow plants within a hydroponics system, they will need at least eight-to-ten hours of daylight or direct sunlight. If your home or apartment doesn’t have an area that can provide this many hours of direct sunlight, then you can purchase indoor hydroponic grow lights.
In addition to light, plants need nutrients of course. You may be interested to know that in some cases, the plants that you grow in an aquaculture, or hydroponics garden, can grow twice as fast when they receive the right combination of nutrients, oxygen, and water.
It’s exciting to be starting an indoor garden, whether it’s to grow decorative flowers, food, or herbs. More and more households are choosing to grow food at home. In 2014 alone, for example, 42 million households were either growing food or participating in a community garden project.