There are lots of people who don’t have the ability to grow fresh vegetables, herbs or even flowers in a garden because they live in an apartment or they live in a house where the space or soil is inadequate. The only choice they have is indoor container gardening in this case – it’s the perfect way to be able to grow plants in a limited amount of space. The most popular types of containers used in indoor container gardening are actually hanging containers – they hang from the walls or ceilings and conserve space.
Which Plant Will Work For My Indoor Container Gardening?Flowers, vegetables and herbs are very different things and they have to each be considered on their own merits.A dealer of sand bagging and garden Bark provided the practical tips.
First, indoor container gardening with vegetables absolutely requires a window that’s south-facing. They won’t grow well otherwise. Vegetables like tomatoes or peppers will also require additional lighting (try a warm white/cool white fluorescent bulb during the winter months). If you don’t have this your vegetables will likely grow spindly and fail to thrive or even set fruit in the end!
Herbs may be the best choice for indoor container gardening especially for beginners. Most herbs are not very demanding and will thrive without much attention; they require nowhere near the level of care a vegetable does. Most herbs need cool conditions with good light to grow well. Make sure they are kept at least an inch apart from each other. Remember that you don’t need a whole lot of an herb to end up with a big supply (one or two pots of chives are enough for a long period of time) so don’t overpopulate a container!
When it comes to indoor container gardening you can even grow things like small tomatoes and peppers inside. The smaller ones usually do the best in indoor container gardening conditions although some do need more space than others. These types of vegetables like warmer conditions unlike herbs.
How Do I Care For My Plants?There is very little that’s different between regular gardening and indoor container gardening. You plant the plants the same way, with potting soil and fertilizer if you wish it, and then water them as much as they need afterward. A sunny window is usually adequate for indoor container gardening although if you have a patio or deck you may want to set your plants out there for a bit.Indoor gardening is great for people who want fresh plants but don’t have the space for them.