There are many great reasons to have an indoor garden, and there are nine things to keep in mind when beginning and maintaining such a garden. First, you need to choose the vegetables and herbs you would both prefer to grow and are able to grow. Second, you need to decide if you should have a garden that is hydroponic or one that uses soil. Third, you should choose an optimal area to place your garden indoors. Fourth, you need to choose appropriate containers in which to grow your plants. Fifth, you should utilize a proper potting mix and may want to consider using products that retain moisture and allow it to be more easily accessible to your plants’ roots. Sixth, you should begin planting, whether you’re starting from seeds, food scraps, or transplants. Seventh, keep your garden appropriately hydrated. Eighth, keep your garden well fertilized. Ninth, stay persistent, even if you don’t think you’re good with plants.
- For some, one of the outcomes of the pandemic and the logistical nightmares, may be a desire to grow some needful items right at home.
- If space is an issue and you can’t create an outdoor garden, it is entirely possible to create a facsimile indoors.
- Not every plant will take to a life indoors, but many herbs and plants will. Carefully plan out how many of a type of plant you can afford space-wise and cost-wise.
“Not only does gardening in your humble abode count as a fun new quarantine hobby, it can also have profound health benefits, according to research. Studies have shown that gardening (in or outdoors) is linked to an increase in life satisfaction, psychological well-being, and cognitive function, as well as reductions in stress, anger, fatigue, and depression and anxiety symptoms.”