The benefits of fresh, organic foods are endless, but if you don’t have a backyard or quick access to a farmer’s market, are you stuck living on frozen and canned goods forever? No way. You can grow a productive garden inside your house, and it’s actually a lot easier than you might think.
Be Careful With Your Containers
While you want containers that look nice, they need to be big and roomy, with adequate drainage. Toss a handful of small rocks on the bottom, to make sure the roots don’t get saturated, due to poor drainage.
Make Sure You’ll Have Sufficient Light
Outside, it’s much easier to see how long plants will get sunlight and you can generally estimate; however, inside, you should really time it. Find out how long the plants you want to grow need sunshine in a day and be sure they’re in the right window.
Water With Calculated Precision
You want to water at regular intervals, without over-watering, but enough so that the hydration seeps down into the roots. This can be tricky, especially if you don’t (yet!) have a green thumb. Follow instructions for your specific plant as closely as possible and they should turn out okay.
Involve The Kids
Kids love learning about nature and they love watching things grow, so make an educational science project out of the garden. Teach them to be gentle and patient and let them help you harvest. While you may feel inclined to give them the “hands off!” signal, that could make them more curious than ever, leading to trouble.
Keep Pets Out!
There’s nothing like fresh veggies from the garden, so don’t be left out, just because you don’t have a backyard. Rearrange your furniture, give the family a lesson on gardening and then just sit back and see what you can grow. The end results are guaranteed to be delicious!