I love eating fresh vegetables grown from my garden. Unfortunately, I live in an area where we have all 4 seasons, so I only get to enjoy my garden for a few months a year.
But then I stumbled upon the trend of indoor gardening. By learning to garden indoors, I could enjoy vegetables and herbs from my garden all year long and save money too!
Today, more and more Americans are turning to indoor gardening, also known as hydroponic farming, as a way to enjoy fresh and healthy food and reduce their grocery bill.
This is because indoor gardening can be done anywhere. You can pick up a ‘green’ light at the local hardware store and set up an area for yourself somewhere in your home.
It’s not conducive to growing traditionally huge plants like corn, but there are several advantages to growing your own vegetables, mushrooms, and herbs by indoor gardening.
All you need is some water, some reasonably nutritious soil, seeds, and good light. Mother Nature takes care of the rest as the plants themselves know how to grow.
If you want to try your green thumb with hydroponic farming, here is your complete guide to set you up for success!
Your Complete Guide To Indoor Gardening
Key Factors for Indoor Gardening
In order to be successful with indoor gardening, we need to get some basics covered first. Once you understand these, the rest of the process becomes much easier.
Some plants require more light than others. In natural conditions, light is provided by the sun. When cultivating indoors, you have two options: grow your plants near a window that can be reached by the sun or use artificial lighting, commonly known as grow lights.
When using the sun to help grow your plants, you want to choose windows with a southern exposure since they will get the most sun.
If you don’t have southern facing windows, then using grow lights are required.