Gardening has always been seen as a hobby for certain types of people: those who have a green thumb or those who can afford a backyard or lawn where they can place a sizeable plot for their plants. For people who live in large urban areas, the hobby might seem impossible. Limited spaces and a lack of lawns could prevent them from starting the hobby.
But even if you live in a flat or an apartment building, you can start a small garden. You can place your plants near a large window where sunlight is abundant and put greenhouse window shades to protect them from extreme elements. However, it would be best if you choose specific plants that can grow indoors. Here are the best plants for starting your indoor garden:
Many people want to grow vegetables. If you love tomatoes and want to grow them yourself, you can nurture a tomato plant at home. Buy a pot for your plant and make sure to choose a six-inch container for one plant. These plants require a lot of sunlight, so make sure they are well-placed. Indoor-grown tomatoes will be smaller, but they still pack a lot of flavor. If you want a continuous supply, you need to seed one or two new plants every two weeks.
Most herbs are easy to grow indoors, but one of the easiest is oregano. It thrives in dry and sunny places and is drought-resistant. It would help if you watered it regularly, but allow the soil to dry out. You can encourage your oregano plant to grow more leaves when you regularly pinch off some of its leaves. Most herbs need a pot at least six inches in diameter, and this one is no exception.
If you love salad, you know you can save a lot of money if you grow your own salad greens, such as iceberg, arugula or romaine lettuce. You need a planter box to grow them, with holes for drainage in the bottom. The plants need to be four inches apart, whether you are using seeds or starts. You need to water the soil regularly and make sure it remains moist. When it’s time to harvest your greens pull or clip only the outer leaves and do not disturb the roots. Doing so will ensure that you’ll have a ready supply of salad greens.
This is considered a superfood as ginger has several beneficial effects on the body, from easing sore muscles to reducing inflammation. You only need to buy a chunk of ginger and put it in a container. Cover it with soil then place it in an area with indirect sunlight. You need to keep the soil moist, so you need to water it regularly.
You don’t need a backyard to make your gardening dreams come true. You only need a large window, several pots filled with soil, and the care and patience of a professional gardener, even if you are only a hobbyist.