Howdy, all you fresh faces in the garden! This one is for all of you kitchen garden enthusiasts who want to sow different varieties of indoor plants, both edible and the simply decorative ones too, and who’d like to know simple, practical, and home-grown wisdom regarding a garden that is easy to maintain and provides nourishment for both the body and the soul. This one is for you.
Despite the fact that some people have all the luck and also large spaces to maintain kitchen gardens, other people, such as those who live in apartments, small spaces, or those who are bereft of a backyard, can still indulge in gardening as a hobby by making the most of growing potted vegetables, herbs, floral plants, and indoor greens.
Nasturtiums of the compact variety, such as Whirlybird and Copper Sunset, are an excellent option for flowering plants that do well even in limited areas of growth, such as planter boxes and pots that have been prepared with potting soil. This type of nasturtium is a good choice because it can grow well even in small spaces.
Other possibilities that can brighten up your indoor garden space are marigolds, Iceland poppies, and smaller types of sunflowers. All of these will bring a smile to your face. These are compact, simple to care for, and won’t creep all over your walls as certain trailing plant kinds are like to do.
If you want to grow herbs in your indoor garden, even small containers made of tin can work well as long as you give them the required amount of sunlight (at least four hours) and water on a consistent basis. Additionally, you should check with a local nursery to see if they sell pre-prepared soil mixes because these contain the appropriate amount of grub for growing indoor garden glories.
Do ensure that your plant pots have enough drainage (at the bottom) or make holes in them if they don’t if you want the excess moisture to leave while still ensuring that your plants get the correct amount of warmth.
If you want to plant herb seeds, try out an old home gardener’s trick of pre-soaking them for a couple of hours before planting them in pots filled with potting soil; cover with a quarter inch more soil after randomly scattering the seeds over the base soil, and rosemary and thyme are sure to see you through the season with a pleasant aroma!