Its that time of year again, time to put away all your garden tools, time to be sure you’ve got tons of seeds for next year. Or is it? That’s the question. Did you know there are a whole lot of veggies you can actually grow inside all year that require little time to manage indoors, when you’ve got the floor space.
Many people don’t realize that indoor winter vegetable gardening is possible. A couple of plants/vegetables which may be grown indoors are as follows; berries, carrots, radishes, herbs, onions, shallots, even potatoes, just about any fruit also, oranges, lemons, apples.
For the indoor winter vegetable gardening you’ll need the next, long heavy pots (window boxes) to your root vegetables, deep big pots for tomatoes, lemons, apples and oranges. Small to medium sized baskets for herbs. Last but not least, a 30-50 gallon garbage can for potatoes. You’ll also need some window space to your own berries and fruit trees so they can get as much natural light as possible during the cold winter months ahead.
Lots of potting soil and vitamins will be necessary for your indoor winter vegetable gardening also. The cheap potting soil works pretty nicely, you may even use”Miracle Grow” if you would like, the decision is yours, the very first time, you might want to experiment to determine which is better.
Plant your seeds then water frequently and watch them grow. For your berries and fruit trees, even when you find the buds open, you may wish to help the plants pollinate. This can be accomplished easily using a q-tip. Make certain that you have one to use for every variety of plant. First choose the q-tip, lightly touch the inner part of the flower to find some pollen on it, then touch the following and keep going, you are going to want to touch each blossom twice once to recover the pollen the second to set the mix of pollen on the bud, thus helping the blossoms turn into fruit. It requires a while, but in the long term is well worthwhile.
Make certain to use vitamins to help the plants get the minerals that they may normally find outside. That way, your plants will grow fine and powerful.
For your root vegetables, they will need some sunshine, however, will do good in artificial light. If you have daylight bulbs in your house in a number of your lamps these work well for the plants. Make certain that you check the dirt daily for moisture content. Indoors during the winter, your plants may not need as much water. Also, be certain you keep your house at a constant temperature this will help the plants remain green and lush, between 65 and 68 is great.
Potatoes are fun but catchy, if you’re concerned about the way a huge garbage can may seem to friends who may stop by you can always decorate it up a little. The planting for this is somewhat different. You’ll have to be certain that you have rocks for this procedure. Puncture the bottom of the can with little holes, this can help keep the moisture content down at a level which the potatoes will like. On the base of the pot place a layer of rocks and soil mixed together, about a foot from the bottom, then put in many potatoes about 3-5, layer another fantastic foot of soil, put a couple more, then final layer of soil. Don’t forget to be certain you’ve got something big enough to catch water beneath your kettle, a later metal bathtub works well for this, you can locate them at a hardware store, that way the water does not run all over the area causing a massive mess for you. In about a week, you will understand the potatoes sprout up in the top making a beautiful green plant to enjoy to your indoor winter vegetable gardening experience.