by San Sharma
Indoor gardening has became a recent trend as people struggle to stay within their food budgets from month to month. The price of groceries has soared over the past few years and we are always looking for ways to cut down on spending. The internet can provide you with beautiful indoor garden ideas. These tips should get you started.
The key to successful indoor gardening is what you choose to grow. Some herbs and vegetables will not fair well in an indoor setting because they need much more room than just a small container to grow in. Dwarf varieties of plants tend to thrive a lot better with less effort then normal varieties. Tomatoes, peppers and radishes are all good ideas for indoor growing.
While almost any type of container can be used for growing plants indoors it is very important that they are the right size for the plant. Small plants can be grown with ease in small containers, but one that has much bigger roots will in most cases just die. If a plants roots get crowded it cant grow any further and will either stunt and be non bearing or completely wilt and die.
Determining the right amount of sunlight seems to always be a problem for indoor gardeners. You should research each specific plant to see what it requires since all plants will have different requirements. Window seals facing the side of the house where the sun rises are a prime spot for getting sunlight to your plants no matter how much they need.
Most experienced gardeners suggest starting off with a potting soil with added fertilizer. This will prevent you from needing to fertilize your plants for about the first 8 weeks. This will also help prevent accidental over fertilization, a problem for many new gardeners.
These are just a few of the many pieces of advice you can find to help make your indoor gardening adventure more prosperous.