Due to the threat of COVID-19, most of us are now opting to stay home rather than move about the city. Senior citizens and children especially, are the most vulnerable and have been advised to stay indoors for their own safety. But how long can one stay indoors without getting depressed and frustrated?
When there is nothing better to do; and you cannot step outside your pad during COVID-19 lockdown, what can be better than nourishing your body and soul with a patch of green?
There are known health benefits to gardening, even indoor gardening. Alas, plants won’t cure coronavirus but they can improve your mental health and that’s something if you’re going nuts cooped up with the kids, the dogs and a sniffling spouse. Scientists say it’s also good for body and mind.
“According to the Journal of Health Psychology, gardening is a great stress reliever, which most of us can use now more than ever,” Warhurst says. “Just 30 minutes of gardening lowers cortisol hormones, the fight-or-flight response.”
Gardening can be a wonderful engagement for children
An idea worth trying during these difficult times is to get your children holed up at home engaged in gardening without making it appear like a boring chore. Give them lessons in composting and make it sound like a fun activity.
Sow plants that will strengthen your immunity
Microgreens, lemongrass, and basil are all very easy to grow in small pots. You can later pluck the leaves and consume these natural super nutrients to build up your own and your family’s immunity.
No limit to the plant species that thrive indoors
You will be surprised to find out that you can grow a large variety of vegetables inside. For example, cabbage, watercress, kale, lettuce, salad greens, oriental mustard, arugula, radishes and beets. You can also grow herbs, such as dill, basil, chervil, coriander, fennel, sorrel and parsley.
How to Do It?
First thing you’ll want to do is figure out where, exactly, you want to set up your garden as that will dictate what, when, and how much you’ll be able to grow. You may not have a balcony, a terrace or a backyard, but you have windows! This is where your garden begins.
You’ll also want to take the amount of available light into account. If your home doesn’t receive sufficient sunlight, you may consider investing in an indoor hydroponics setup. It doesn’t need to be an enormous industrial operation; you’re not trying to move weight here. We offer simple-to-use countertop hydroponic systems that operate using pre-packed pods of seeds.
Next comes the fun part: deciding what to grow. If your lighting is limited or you’re just getting into the gardening game, we recommend starting with something easy like herbs or leafy greens. They’re hardy, don’t require full sunlight, and will often grow seemingly just to spite you. For those of you with access to more sun, the options are practically limitless. Carrots, garlic, tomatoes, onions, chilies, peppers, snow peas, and radishes all work as potted plants, as are strawberries and blueberries.
Now, when you have all the time in the world, you can experiment with your gardening skills and pick up a good hobby. Indoor gardening is a relaxing and creative activity and a great way to keep your mind occupied! In troubled times, a garden will make your heart sing.
Simply put, plants are great quarantine buddies! You can put love, care and attention into these little green creatures and watch them flourish and grow.
Use our products for hassle free indoor gardening without soil, just water and air. Especially during this time of the pandemic, it’s really a blessing to have it. It provides food security since no one can get out to the store and everyone’s a little scared to go.
Mini-Farm: Best Indoor Garden
The design of Mini Farm is compact and small which means that you can place this mini garden anywhere. Pollution free with the fully controlled and accelerated growth system. You can grow 11 large plants with the automated system that manages lighting, pump for efficient growth of plants. Hydroponic system uses 90% less water than the conventional farming. Take your step towards a sustainable future!
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