Have you thought about starting an indoor garden? If indoor gardening is on your list of things to do, then make sure you have the right indoor gardening supplies before you begin! They’re great if you have a lack of outdoor space or garden space for your traditional gardening.
You can enjoy growing vegetables and herbs indoors all year long! Imagine harvesting your own fresh food and edible plants like fruits, your own vegetables, and herbs all year.
Starting Your Own Indoor Garden: What Do You You Need To Get Started?
Have you ever thought of being able to add your very own thyme and basil to your recipes all throughout the year with your indoor food garden and herb gardens to have all the fresh produce you need? The best part is that you don’t need to be experienced gardeners or have a green thumb to do this.
Have you also wondered about the best indoor gardening supplies you’ll need once you start indoor gardening? What supplies should I start with, and what should I keep on hand to have a smart garden?
This list of top picks for indoor gardening supplies will make the preparation and execution of your indoor beautiful garden much more successful. You’ll need these for the basics of indoor gardening and there are also a ton of indoor garden kits to help out.
A plant tray is always a good choice and they are also indoor gardening essentials for your indoor gardening project. It is specifically designed to hold multiple seeds, from the germination stage until the seedlings are ready for transplanting.
Using a plant tray gives you the best results and ensures the seed pods get enough nutrients for all your different plants and gives them a good start to its life.
Plant trays and seedling trays are usually plastic. Some designs come with a dome to help maximize the humidity levels, and some help speed up germination rates as they come with heating pads. You can also get biodegradable plant pods and biodegradable seedling starters that go directly into the soil for transplanting without disturbing the roots.
Indoor Gardening Lights
Indoor Gardening lights are your best bet to bring your indoor garden to the next level and to help your house plants grow. By giving them the amount of red and blue grow lights, that simulate the sun’s rays, they need even when inside and on dreary days, in the northern regions in winter months and cold temperatures to help your plant’s growth.
Using new artificial light technology provides full spectrum rays, and they are small enough to fit on a tabletop or kitchen counter and give them enough light since most plants need several hours of sunlight. Added bonus: many artificial grow lights have clamps to attach them to a shelf or plant stand in a closet to make the perfect living space.
Violet-blue lights provide a light in the 400 to 520 nanometer range that gives adequate light that encourages chlorophyll absorption, plant growth, and photosynthesis while a red light in the 610 to 720 spectrum range encourages your precious plants to flower and bud.
These indoor gardening lights are a great way to illuminate your entire planting area. Using more than one bulb or light panel source is enough to cover an indoor growing area. An incandescent plant light is the least expensive, but it is least efficient and has high heat output, while fluorescent lights for plants have a low heat signature and provide a decent spectrum of light the plant needs for growing. LED lights offer the latest growth in the market, have an ultra-low heat output, and an ideal full-spectrum grow light range.
A lot of people overlook the importance of fertilizing their indoor plants and leafy greens. Fertilizer is the best choice to help keep the plants healthy and beautiful while giving proper care. Unlike the plants in an outdoor garden, the nutrients available to an indoor plant are strictly limited by the amount of soil in the plant pot and the supplements you provide. They even make natural liquid plant food that is a good nutrient solution for your own garden.
There are different varieties of indoor plant fertilizers available:
- Liquid fertilizers that you add to your watering can and provides a steady supply of nutrients with precise control.
- Granular fertilizers or dry pellets that can be mixed into the potting soil.
- Slow-release fertilizers that are coated in time-release shells that slowly leach nutrients into the soil.
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Compact Watering Can
Find a watering can that you like and that you can handle easily. Look for a indoor watering can that’s not too heavy when you fill it with water and does not tilt awkwardly.
Plastic watering cans are lighter than metal cans. Also, cans with long spout can be tricky to control as you can’t see where the water is in the spout.
A lot of plants available today are sold in standard plastic pots. Plant owners prefer to replace these indoor pots with reusable pots before adding them to their indoor garden. They even make biodegradable pots for your own herb garden or plants.
There are different pots to choose from, ranging from different materials, different sizes, types, and colors. The purpose of these containers is to hold the right amount of growing medium for a plant and give them grow room for their roots to expand. The container should match the size of the plant: Small plants should be in smaller containers so they don’t have too much space, while large plants should be in larger ones. They also make a great gift.
The best plant containers should have holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. If water collects at the bottom of the pot, it can cause root rot and eventually kill the plant. But, with drainage holes, the pot should have a plastic or a clay drainage saucer or drip trays underneath to prevent the water level from spilling onto your furniture, floor, or carpets and give good drainage.
If you are growing different types of indoor plants, using plant labels is a must. Plant labels and plant markers are a must if you are growing your own food or fresh herbs and learning to identify plants or to save seeds they even make bamboo markers.
Right now on my front porch I have Lettuce, Radishes, Collard Greens, Brussels Sprouts, and cabbage growing and I can identify a few, but, the others are too small to identify right now – I forgot to label a few so I’ll have to wait to figure it out… :/
Plant labels may be plastic, painted, or sealed surfaces, clay, tiles, concrete, stainless glass, painted rocks, Popsicle sticks, or laminated labels. There are also blackboard paint and chalk that are cheaper, long lasting, and can be easily changed, especially if you are planting different types of homegrown herbs and vegetables each growing season.
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Starting your own indoor garden is not complicated! If you have all the right tools and materials to start with, your journey to creating your very own vegetable or herb garden in the comfort of your home is within reach!
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