The “Indoor” Garden – Gardener Without A Garden

Often, city dwellers are limited for the realization of their own garden. Unlike country or suburban homes, city people have to contend with the obvious hurdle of lack of space. The “lucky” city person often has to make do with a crowded balcony, yet there are some among them who have no outdoor space available at all.

But can a city dweller be a “gardener without a garden”? Yes…!!!!

As long as you have an indoor space that is bright and well ventilated, you can be a “gardener without a garden”….

It’s just important to consider drainage and possible compost spills. Otherwise, gardening indoors is a no-brainer.

Here are three ideas for indoor gardening….


It really is possible to grow tomatoes indoors. You just need a bright windowsill, which gets about 6-8 hours of sunlight, but the room should not be too warm. For this purpose, the most suitable varieties – Minibel and Tiny Tim.

One should choose pots with a depth of 15-20 cm and good drainage (it is best to put a plate under the pots to catch water).

A big problem is pollination. Without bees and insects, indoor plants can only be pollinated by hand. Therefore, you can easily brush pollen from one flower to the next to ensure that the plant will later bear fruit.

Regular watering and the addition of fertilizer is important for healthy growth. Also, the pots should be rotated 90 degrees every few days to allow sunlight to reach the plant evenly.
sunlight can reach the plant evenly.

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One of the easiest things to do in indoor gardening, is to grow herbs.
These favorites on the kitchen windowsill usually make do if they are given adequate sunlight and water every few
days with adequate sunlight and water.

Basil, cilantro, thyme, parsley, chives and more can be grown in shallow pots with multipurpose compost. Sow the seeds at a depth of about 1 cm (the exact depth for each variety can also be found on the packaging), water lightly and cover the pots with a transparent film until germination (about 7 – 10 days).

After the plants are big enough, you can pick them and use them for cooking and cocktails. To stimulate the growth of the plants, you should also regularly
pick the “leaves” even if you do not have any use for them at the moment.
use for it at the moment. You can dry the picked leaves and store them in a jar.

Sweet peppers

If you still have a bright place over in the kitchen, you can happily grow sweet peppers. These are not only delicious, but also super healthy.

For sweet peppers, you should start by sowing seeds in a small pot. These then like the seedlings of herbs keep warm and moist, for this you can
cover them with foil.

If the plants are then about 5 to 6 cm tall, transplant the strongest plants into larger pots
(about 30 cm high), then return to their sunny location.

You should use a multipurpose compost with high nutrient content. It is also useful to add liquid fertilizer with high potassium content. It is also important that the compost does not dry out.

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You see a lack of outdoor space shouldn’t stop you from still growing some tasty stuff in your own home. Even if you don’t have a small garden, it’s surprising what you can grow indoors. Often you also have faster results there, because due to the warmer temperatures and tighter control of growing conditions are optimal.


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