Gardens are not just meant to be grown outside of your home but also on the inside of your home, hence, the term indoor garden. One of the most popular plants that you can plant indoors are your vegetables. There are a lot of reasons that predispose home owners to grow their own vegetable garden indoors. Some of them included having limited space when living in the city, impatience to gardening, and having poor quality or insufficient soil.

These reasons should not discourage home owners to start them own vegetable garden indoors. With modern gardening strategies, it is now very much possible for any home owner to grow some vegetables indoors. All you really need are your time, a little space, some seeds, potting soil, containers, water, and some natural or artificial light.

No matter where you live, it is very much possible that you can grow some organic fruits and vegetables indoors if you just really want to. The following are some money- and time-saving tips and tricks in growing vegetables indoors that you can try for yourself.

  • Vertical thinking. Do you have limited space inside of your home or apartment to grow your own indoor garden but have walls in them? If you do, then imagine these walls to serve as our vertical gardening space. Make the most out of this vertical space inside of our home by utilizing some shelves, tiered planters, or hanging planters to make your own vertical vegetable garden.
  • Light reflection. Light is one of the most challenging factors in growing your own indoor garden. However, this does not mean that you cannot make the most out of this limited essential for your garden. Use some reflective materials and surround them in your gardening space indoors to reflect the maximum amount of light for your indoor garden needs. This guarantees that your plants will be able to get enough light from all sides of them.
  • Go with less costly organic fertilizers. One of the reasons why people grow vegetables indoors is that they want to eat healthier and consume more organic produce. Using chemical fertilizers defeats this purpose. Using expensive organic fertilizers is also impractical. You can save more of your money by getting single substance organic fertilizers that are less costly. Some examples of natural fertilizers that you can use for your indoor vegetable garden include cotton seed meal, bat guano, and alfalfa meal.
  • Keep similar plants close. It is wise that you group your plants together depending on their watering and light preferences so that you will not have a hard time taking care of them. You can also plant in the same container two companion plants so that success and growth are both achieved for your indoor garden.
  • Make use of the low light areas in your home. If you have decided to grow some vegetables in your home that traditionally thrives in shaded areas, then choose the parts in your how that receive lower light. Some common low light vegetables that you can grow indoors include radishes, spinach, and lettuce. For the darker areas of your home, you can choose to grow some sprouts and mushrooms in them.

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