Growing indoor organic vegetables, herbs & spices is an extremely versatile hobby or business. When used with indoor growing systems you can grow many hundreds of plants at the same time. You can easily create a small indoor organic farming operation, which will become your new home garden. Many people become indoor organic farmers for several reasons:
A trellis planter is the perfect indoor gardening solution for beginner gardeners. The trellis planter is simply a planter that has been raised up on legs, rather than on a stand. The benefit of the trellis planter is that you can move it to whatever location you desire. You can also lower the planter in a smaller pot and then add soil to a larger terraplanter. A trellis planter can be made of inexpensive particle board or other inexpensive building materials, while maintaining the look of wood or stone.
When planning your indoor vegetable and herb garden, consider using a hydroponic nutrient media. There are several different types of hydroponic nutrient media such as gravel, perlite, vermiculite and others. Using a material that allows nutrients to be delivered to the plant is vital to indoor gardening.
Another indoor growing technique is water culture. Water culture is similar to an outdoor garden in that it uses circulating pumps to provide nutrient rich water directly to the plants. The indoor growing media provides constant nutrition to the plants while providing oxygen. This allows the plants more time to produce fruit, seeds or other products. Your hydroponics system will typically provide nutrients at specific times of the growing season.
If you do not have a hydroponic garden in your house, you can create a planter bed with containers that hold the seeds and will contain the plants when they grow. The containers should be relatively shallow and wide so they can hold the plants when they reach full size. The containers can be any size, but it’s important that they are deep enough to support the plant and allow for good root growth. Your indoor hydroponic garden will need regular watering, so plan your system like your outdoor garden. Make sure you only water your plants at designated times or after the plants have become too tall.
Indoor gardening is more complicated than outdoor gardening. You cannot simply grab a handful of dirt, place some seeds and watch them grow into a beautiful garden. Organic gardening requires a lot of work, planning and attention to detail. Your indoor garden will require fertilizer, circulation, sunlight and a source of water. There are a few things that you can skip if you’re just starting out with indoor gardening, like digging or pergolas or fake trees.
A planter is a great alternative to a traditional garden bed because it allows you to choose which plants you want to grow. Since the plants will be planted in a container, you can easily move the container around to ensure that the planter is getting the proper amount of sunlight and moisture. A hydroponic planter provides indoor plants with the opportunity to grow without soil and is easy to maintain. A planter is also the best way to grow plants that love the sun by giving them direct sunlight all day long, as well as shade during cooler months.