Globally, with the growing interest in gardening and farming people have looked to combine the two occupations and grow herbs in Kitchen. Though this sounds like a very difficult and tedious job to do, it in fact is not. All that is required is for some time to be invested in setting up the garden and post that, barely a few minutes every day to ensure the vegetable plant is growing.
Have you been trying hard and relentlessly but end up failing, disheartened, and ready to give up? Well, it can all be better with a ‘Grow Your Own Garden Kit‘. But just owning a garden kit doesn’t help, knowing how to plant the vegetables is also important Here’s a systematic breakdown of how to start an indoor vegetable garden.
Steps to follow during indoor gardening:
Step 1: Get the right kind of soil and know how much of it will be required for the vegetable plant to grow. The right kind of soil is generally loose and breathable soil. This is basically black soil mixed with manure. Brown mud is usually tightly packed so it’s not recommended for indoor gardening.
Step 2: Set it in a proper area of the house that receives at least a minimum of 4-6 hours of sunlight. Without appropriate sunlight, the vegetables are not going to grow and even if they do, they won’t mature into their completely ripened state ready for harvesting. Even if your house does not receive adequate amount of sunlight, an indoor herb garden kit with grow light is an alternative. What are these lights? They are high intensity LED light that provides heat and light 24 hours of the day for the plant to grow.
Step 3: You need to have knowledge of vegetables that can be home-grown. One assumes that all vegetable crops can be grown in the space and comfort of the house but that is untrue. When growing vegetables at home, one should know what to plant. Onion, tomatoes, garlic, coriander, salad veggies, chillies, and most of the spices can be planted at home.
Step 4: Regularly watering the plant. As this is an indoor vegetable garden, the plants need to be watered manually because not much water is required. An excess amount of water added to the plants will end up killing the crop. Water the plants once during the day. Around 5-6 mugs of water will be required for an area of 16 square feet.
Step 5: Probably the most important step is to cover your garden area with a big net that could either be made of cloth or metal. That’s a personal choice. What these nets do is keep away the birds from coming and uprooting the plant or stealing the fruit of your hard work. This is for people who are growing vegetables in their backyard.
Apart from this, another method to help with an indoor vegetable garden would be to go with the use of hydroponics. What is hydroponics? It’s basically a way to grow the crop without the use of soil. What is used is gravel, water, or a hydroponic solution (special chemical solution that helps the crop grow faster and prevents it from catching any kind of fungus or bacteria, also, prevents the need for the use of pesticides or insecticides).
One great example of hydroponic systems would be an indoor classroom garden kit. So, if you want to grow vegetables in the comfort of your homes without much hassle, go for Eponic’s Mini Farm or Little Farm. It is being used by many growers including schools.