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Growing an Indoor Garden for Fall and Winter

 

indoor garden

If you love gardening, we’ve got some good news for you! Indoor gardens are great options during the cold fall and winter months, and there are many vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers that will thrive indoors.

Don’t retire your green thumb just yet; there are still plenty ways you can keep up with your love of gardening during the fall and winter months. Use this time of year to establish a flourishing indoor garden. There are many options available and species of plants that will thrive in an indoor setting.

Supplies

Before you start, you should make a list of supplies that will keep you prepared to establish and maintain your indoor garden. One of the most important elements in plant growth is light. This means finding a place in your home with excellent exposure to sunlight. Otherwise, do some research about the best grow lights for your garden. Your options are incandescent lamps, fluorescent lights, and high-intensity discharge bulbs. Next on your list should be the appropriate soil for the plants you want to grow and containers that will allow them to flourish.  

Best Options

During the fall and winter months, the supply of natural sunlight is low as the days are much shorter. Therefore, plants that thrive in low light are the best options for indoor gardens. The color of your garden will combat the darkness by bringing some colorful life into your home.  

  • This includes vegetables like carrots, peppers, kale, onions, and tomatoes.
  • Herbs like cilantro, basil, parsley, oregano, and rosemary are also great choices.
  • Colorful flowers include the begonia, marigold, rose, pansy, and petunia.
  • Fruits include strawberries, blueberries, dwarf variety of apples, and citrus.

Maintenance

Set aside the amount of space you’ll need to establish and maintain your garden. This could range from just a few plants to a full room. If using artificial grow light, the light sources should be as close to the plants as possible. Maintaining a temperature of about 65 to 75 degrees is ideal. Just as important as the light source is appropriate watering. Be careful not to under- or overwater your plants and use fertilizer and nutrients to promote plant growth.   

Transporting Plants

When spring comes around, you may want to move your indoor garden outside to enjoy the benefits of natural light, air, and rainwater. It will also help your garden expand and grow into an even more lush aspect of your home.

EVERGREEN GENE’S WILL GET YOU STARTED

Want to learn more about the benefits of hardscaping for your home? Visit Evergreen Gene’s at our location on Crain Highway. Can’t make it out but still have a question? Not to worry; call us at 410.766.6877 or click here today. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

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