Indoor Vegetable Gardening
One often overlooked indoor gardening activity is growing vegetables. We who live and garden in the Eastern part of this country often have to be creative when it comes to satisfying our gardening urges during the cooler months of the year. When outdoor gardening activities wind down for the season, our attentions naturally turn to indoor gardening pursuits. One good activity that is often overlooked is growing vegetables indoors. I know an eyebrow or two might be raised at the suggestion of indoor vegetable gardening, but it can be done, within limits. Certainly pumpkins, squash, and sweet corn are not going to be items grown inside the average home! But, many leafy crops, root crops, tomatoes, and other vegetables can be grown indoors during the cold months of the year. The rules are a little different when growing vegetables indoors. The fertilization needs are also a bit different when gardening crops indoors. Nevertheless, there are some good vegetables that can be grown inside, and it is an activity that gardeners should explore. There are some points to keep in mind, vegetable seeds are sometimes hard to come by in the late summer to early fall. Store them according to their needs, and start your indoor vegetable garden in the fall most leaf crops such as lettuce, endive, Swiss chard and the like require cooler indoor temperatures. A south facing indoor room with supplemental heating and one that warms up considerably in the winter from solar heating would be a good place to grow these crops -The amount of light and intensity also are important factors to consider.
Outdoors in midsummer, lighting conditions are considerably different from the typical indoor conditions of late fall to early spring. Indoor container gardening can be a boon but at the same time have some drawbacks as well. Varieties some fruits like lemons and other smaller varieties can be cultivated indoors. It can be done, if correct varieties and techniques are used. Varieties of a given plant need to be chosen that will do better in shorter day situations, and supplemental lighting may very well be required to insure success. Planning your garden is one of the most important parts of vegetable gardening, and it’s quite simple. Whether it’s a vegetable garden, a flowerbed, indoor houseplants, or some combination, successful gardening requires planning, patience, and a little detective work on planting you can bring your herb garden indoors for the winter. Preparing your garden soil for planting is the most physically demanding part of vegetable gardening and may also be the most important part. But thanks to new options in planting and growing, having a small vegetable garden is possible without having to spend the many hours per week it usually takes to grow veggies. Because a small vegetable garden doesn’t take up much room, you have a couple of different options when it comes to planting and raising the veggies. Another less intense and easier option is to use planting pots to grow your small vegetable garden. You can solve this problem by using a marker or tape and put the name, variety and date of planting in each container. Over time, nutrients in the soil can be diminished by repeated planting. Otherwise, you will want to wait about a month before purchasing and planting already started veggie plants.
Apartment buildings the patios and balconies of apartment buildings and condominiums often have good exposure for container vegetable gardening. Tomatoes, certainly pumpkins, squash, and sweet corn are not going to be items grown inside the average home! But, many leafy crops, root crops, tomatoes, and other vegetables can be grown indoors during the cold months of the year. Carrots, radishes, tomatoes and a multitude of other vegetables are well suited for indoor gardening. But tomatoes, peppers, and spices might be good selections. So do a little research before you start your indoor gardening and you can have lots happiness and joy with your new inside garden. For more information on Gardening go to www.Teegoes.org
Timothy Samuel I live in Wilmington,De enjoy writing on many topics from food to travleing. And you hope my articles be enjoyable and helpfull to all.