mom. Organic Gardening. February 09th , 2018.
Organic gardening seems frighten many people. Maybe the reason is because foods from organic gardens have to pass some pretty tough check lists to meet the requirement of the organic standard. But, actually, it's not really that hard, even for you to have simple Organic Indoor Gardening is quite easy. Growing indoor means you won't have too many plants, but you still get the same satisfaction feeling in having your own herbs and vegetables. You'll also can guarantee the quality of the herbs and veggies, as you yourself are in charge in each aspect in the growing process.
The first thing to do in starting your own small Organic Indoor Gardening project is to decide what plants to grow. This of course depends on the quantity of space you can spare, and the conditions of your space. If you live in an apartment, you should utilize your flat space, like balcony or rooftop for gardening space. However, if you don’t have flat space and only can plant indoor, that’s not a problem. In this, you will need to switch to smaller plants, unless you somehow can manage your growing Organic Indoor Gardening plants to have plenty access to sunlight. Take a close look to the amount of sunshine your garden space gets during the day and the humidity in your apartment space. Some plants need a lot of light while others don’t need much. If you think you will not able to provide your plants with several hours of sun exposure everyday, don’t plan to grow plants like small peppers or cherry tomatoes as they will not grow well under the condition. Prefer to grow plant that like to live under shade.
For organic indoor garden beginners, herbs are popular choices, and they will make great plants to grow on windowsill. If your kitchen area receives enough sunlight, you can have them right there, so you can access the herbs easily while you’re cooking. It’s great to have a personal organic spice rack next to your cooking zone. Oregano and basil are popular herbs you should always have in your kitchen, other options are more uncommon but still great to have them in your indoor organic garden, like lemon balm and garlic chives. If you can allocate more space (and with ideal condition for plants to grow), why don’t you grow small varieties of string beans, peppers, or tomatoes? They will be a great additional for your apartment garden. Even, some indoor gardeners have been succeed in growing baby carrots, potatoes, and other kinds of root vegetables using containers inside their apartments.
It's not that hard to create your own organic indoor garden. Remember to only select seeds or seedlings from organic sources and avoid to use chemical-based pesticides and fertilizers on your indoor garden. The chance that your indoor garden will suffer much from weeds, molds, and pests is minuscule, so you don’t need to give it extra chemicals. Regularly check the growth progress of your herbs and plants to ensure they get adequate amount of water and light. You should know, plants grown on containers need more water than plants grown naturally on the ground, so the ones in containers could dry up quickly. When they don’t get enough light, your tomato plants will grow lanky, your basil plants will grow thin, and your pepper plants will not fruit. Give your organic indoor garden a little care, and it will soon give you rewards. Happy Organic Indoor Gardening !
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