Would you like to grow organic fruits and vegetables with your own hands? Very often, we imagine that only those who have a garden can have this chance. The problem is that 80% of the population lives in cities. Of course, there is the possibility to grow seeds on one’s balcony, but again, not everyone is lucky enough to have one.
City dwellers, don’t worry! You can also improvise yourself as a gardener and grow some pretty plantations in your home without wasting too much space. And we assure you: creating and maintaining an indoor garden is within everyone’s reach. So, you don’t need to be a botanical expert or have a green thumb to grow some fresh vegetables and fruits all year round.
What can be planted in an indoor vegetable garden?
You might think that the choice is limited and that only herbs will be able to grow at home… But on the contrary, there are many varieties that do not take up too much space and are compatible with growing in an apartment. Among the XXS fruits and vegetables that your windowsills will not disturb, we find for example: cucumbers Rawa, Miniboy tomatoes, Little Gem squash or mini carrots Marché de Paris. You can also try :
- Decorative, space-saving fruits and vegetables:
- Cherry tomato stems
- Radishes (they are also fast growing)
- Lettuce (the leaves are cut as needed and grow back very quickly)
- Mini cabbages
- Strawberry plants in pots in columns
- Aromatic herbs that are easy to grow :
How to maintain an indoor vegetable garden ?
There’s no need to opt for a state-of-the-art 3.0 connected vegetable garden with LED lights, phone apps and technologies that water the plants according to their needs! Indeed, it’s still easy to make an indoor vegetable garden the old fashioned way with your little hands. The gardener will just have to respect some basic gardening rules and do a minimal maintenance (watering, nutrient supply…).
Choose the ideal pierced container for your seedlings: tray, planter, pot (deep if necessary)
Then put clay balls at the bottom of the planters, containers and pots to promote plant drainage.
In addition, find a bright, sunny and airy spot for the good growth of your plants.
Fortunately, you won’t need pesticides and other chemical treatments. Unwanted pests are less interested in the indoor vegetable garden than the outdoor one. Plus, you’ll see fewer weeds, so you won’t have to bother with weeding!
For the rest, it’s up to you to manage the water and organic fertilizer needs. Indoors, you can find many free fertilizers to pick up in the kitchen: eggshells, coffee grounds, banana peel, etc.