As the article from the introduction shows, there are many choices for maintaining your indoor winter garden healthy with home-grown vegetables. One such alternative is the common winter-resistant carrot, which actually has a slightly sweeter flavor when the plant has had time to get accustomed to cold weather. When planting your winter-resistant carrot seedlings, space them about an inch apart. The seedlings need good water very often as they mature.
Many winter vegetables like cucumbers, beets, carrots, cabbage, and lettuce all enjoy a warm climate during their productive cold season. Although these more temperate and green vegetables typically enjoy a higher yield in the warmer months, it’s not necessary to irrigate these vegetables at all. In fact, some of them may do better in pots. And while we’re at it, I’m going to recommend that you don’t keep any fruits, vegetables, or fruit products inside your indoor winter garden during the cold season.
All of my indoor plants (except for the gourds) have enjoyed some very good growing conditions thanks to my indoor gardening methods. But the most important thing that you need to remember about your indoor plants, especially during the colder months, is that they require less water. This will save you a lot of hassle in the long run, and it will also give them more room to grow. Here are a few reasons why.
Many indoor plants rely on a certain PH level to make them grow well. Plants that are accustomed to more water will likely develop root rot and other problems if there isn’t enough water available. For example, the phloem of a cabbage’s soil is very high when it is picked, but if it’s grown in a pot, the PH level can remain more or less the same. This means that a cabbage’s leaves won’t be so thick and turn colors won’t look as bright as they do when it’s grown in a soil that has been moistened. By watering your houseplants on a regular basis during the cooler months, you will ensure that your indoor plants get enough water and don’t develop problems like leaf discoloration and disease.
One of the biggest concerns for most gardeners is the quality of their produce. If you’ve grown your vegetables on your windowsill or on a raised bed in the fall, you know that they are not as high in quality as those that you might find in the store. If you haven’t tried steamed vegetables, though, you probably think that indoor gardening is impossible. Not so! You can easily turn your windowsill vegetable garden into your own personal indoor garden with just a few simple steps.
One of the easiest ways to turn your indoor winter garden from an average to great one is to focus on organically grown produce. This doesn’t mean you have to buy all organic, but it does mean that you should try to avoid pesticides whenever possible. Some people have the misconception that pesticides are bad for vegetables. While this may not always be true, there are many pesticides that are designed to kill both healthy and unhealthy crops. If you are growing only organically grown fruits and vegetables, your produce will be safer from these harmful chemicals.
When choosing indoor plants to grow in your indoor garden, the best choices are dark-skinned varieties such as Bok Choy and Christams Eve Blue. Dark-skinned plants tend to produce more winter buds because they have larger, more sensitive roots that were able to withstand colder temperatures. These roots will also produce more blooms. In fact, the most popular indoor bok choy flower crop is the snowy white blooming winter bloom.
Winter Houseplants and Fountains can also help your indoor gardening efforts. Most houseplants grow well in temperatures between twelve and fifteen degrees Fahrenheit. Some houseplants are not best for colder temperatures, however, such as houseplants that come from tropical or subtropical environments. Other plant species that do well in lower temperatures include Columbines, Honeybees, and Papaver paeoniflorum. As with any indoor gardening project, make sure you follow the instructions included with your choice of houseplant or fountain.