People Of WFIT
Mon October 1, 2012
5 Finds For Gardening Indoors
When most people think of gardening, they think of an outdoor garden—and that’s not the only way to garden. Indoor gardens can be for everyone, in apartment building, dorms, condominiums and offices. Think of all the herbs and vegetables you can grow throughout the year. You can have fresh tomatoes, radishes, lettuces, and beans all grown indoors and organically, all year long.
1 Find a windowsill, (hint: find a place where sunlight enters a room).
A strategic place is key in ensuring the growth of a plant. Some plants need an estimation of eight to twelve hours of sunlight. Direct sunlight is important to plants like cherry tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes require sunlight each day. However, for lettuces and many herbs dimmer places are recommended.
2 Find a pot or a container.
When gardening indoors, don’t limit your creativity. A pot may be the common container for planting, but glass, recycled plastics, baskets, old dresser drawers, old aquarium bowls or aquarium tanks are great candidates for the container of the plant of your choice. Re-using unused items in your house is a smart way to save and live green!
3 Find a scooper and pack away soil to the container.
This is your chance to be creative once again, if you don’t have a garden scooper, find an old newspaper and roll it up and cut the edges vertically, you’ll have yourself a homemade scooper. Pack the dirt into the container properly and accordingly to the size of the container.
4 Find a plant(s) of your choice.
Before choosing a plant, consider the size of your container and the space of your windowsill or table where you’re likely to set your plant. Indoor gardening is recommended for small plants. Lettuce, spinach, cherry tomatoes, oregano, thyme, rosemary and sage are ideal for indoor gardening. Great news: Most indoor plants can be grown all year long.
5 Find time, remember to water the plant and refill new soil.
Watering the plant is essential for growth. Do your homework, and research the amount of water, moisture and nutrients each plant and herb requires for growth. Indoor soil can dry out fast, therefore, requires frequent watering and changing/refilling\ the soil.
Reap your harvest and enjoy!