With Indoor Gardening

you can still have a fabulous veggie patch

If you don’t have much room outside, with Indoor Gardening you can have an Organic Vegetable Garden inside. (Here we are looking at simple container gardening inside not a full on hydroponic set up).

Hydroponic Gardening is a great way to grow your herbs or veggies without soil - Have a look at this site on Hydroponic Gardening for more information.

What can you grow inside?

  • A Herb Garden; A sunny window or window box is a great place for your herbs.
  • If you want to grow your veggies from seed, you can start them off inside and transplant into your veggie patch once they are up and going.
  • Sprouts are easy to grow and so good for you. You can set up your own growing system or buy a commercial one.
  • If you want to plant veggies such as tomatoes, cucumbers, etc this may be a bit of trial and error as all homes will have different conditions.
  • What about Growing Mushrooms? You only need a dark spot for these to grow - you can buy a ready to go box from your garden center or hardware store, keep it in your garage (or storage area) and voila! in a few months you'll have mushrooms to add to the salad bowl. If you want to know more about growing mushrooms or you'd like to try to make the compost (that mushies need to grow in) yourself - here is a good site to check out
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How do you look after your Indoor Garden?

If you have a sunny spot inside, together with some fresh air, the plants will love it.

It would be good to put them outside every now and then. If you have a balcony, you could rotate them. What about a window box with rings to hold pots, or a rail with hooks so you can hang the pots on - then you could rotate the pots every day or so.

You'll need good potting mix to start with. Keep the plants moist, not wet. Then add a slow release fertilizer to feed them.

You may still have pest and disease problems inside but you should not have as many. If you have pot plants keep these away from your veggies in case of mealy bugs or aphids.

Now let them grow, eat them and start all over again!

Veggies really do like fresh air and sunshine. So give it a go and see what works for you.


"Just because you've only got houseplants doesn't mean you don't have the gardening spirit - I look upon myself as an indoor gardener."
~Sara Moss-Wolfe


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