Some people think that vegetable gardening can only be accomplished outside in a garden. What if I could tell you that you can plant a home vegetable garden no matter where you live? You probably think I am crazy, but the current trend for indoor gardening has become a craze that has followers within the Hollywood A-list! There are, of course, a few vegetables that cannot be grown indoors. These vegetable plants are mainly sweet corn, pumpkins and squash. Pretty much any type of root and leafy vegetable can be grown indoors, including tomatoes.
Learning how to start an indoor vegetable garden could never be so easy with the supplies that are available on today’s markets! So let’s have a look at what you will need and the things that you need to consider:
The main things you need to think about is the temperature, light and how pollination is going to occur. Now one of the main things people forget is that vegetable seeds seem to be in short supply in your local stores during the colder months of the year so make sure you stock up early in the warmer months those vegetables you want for indoor gardening or container gardening during the winter. It is also best to start indoor gardening around the fall time as the heat is not too much and the cold not too cold – perfect! Planting vegetables you want to grow will depend on where indoors you can work on your container gardening . Certain vegetables can withstand cooler indoor temperatures where as others need more warmth. Some people also prefer greenhouse plants. Leaf and root vegetable plants are often the ones that can take a more wide range of heats where as tomatoes, peppers and beans need warmer places to grow.
When it comes to light you need to make sure that your indoor vegetable garden has plenty of sunlight, six to eight hours is best to ensure the plants survival and optimal conditions for growing vegetables. If you find that by being near the window means that the plants are getting too cold then you may need to buy lights to help compensate whilst keeping them away from the cold. The best tubes to use for this are a combination of white cool and warm tubes to replicate the suns rays.