One of the basic needs of the human body is fresh fruit and vegetables. Yet, we tend to pop into the local supermarket or deli to buy our daily needs.
We easily forget that we have a perfect environment in our home that can produce delightful fresh, organic food. By growing your own vegetables and herbs, there are many added benefits that can improve our health and way of life.
Creating an indoor garden is not that complicated and does not need to cost the earth. Below, we explore some simple, low cost ideas to help you develop your green thumbs and fingers!
Space and Light
Your indoor garden does not require much space, and most of us have a window sill or space where there is natural light entering our homes or apartments. By adding some shelves, you can increase your growing capacity, which will give you the ability to grow a variety of different produce.
Almost anything can be grown indoors; Capsicums, Tomatoes, Lettuce and even herbs like Basil, Oregano and Lavender, will thrive too. It is amazing what can be grown next to your kitchen window.
Just imagine the natural aromas that will fill your home each day. Aromatherapy at its best, and created by your own hands!
If you don’t have space next to a window, you can choose to invest in growing lamps, which will have the same effect as natural light and can be placed anywhere. Be sure to select the right type of lamps for your environment, as too much or little light will affect plant growth and development.
Choosing the correct growing material for your indoor plants is not as easy as it may seem. You can’t simply go to your back yard and fill a few pots with soil or dirt and take this into your home. Earth or soil has a tendency to be full of weeds or imbalances, such as too much clay or sand, which is not healthy for indoor plants.
There are many readily available growing mediums for indoor plants. Choosing the right one for you is important. Why not take a visit to a local garden centre and speak to them about what you wish to grow and achieve. They can offer and recommend an ideal scenario for your home.
At the same time, you will be able to learn some other ideas about what can be achieved with your own indoor garden.
With such a variety of organic and other types of growing mediums available, there is something to suit all budgets and objectives. When you have done it once, you are on the way to achieving your own green thumbs!
Plants need to maintain a healthy balance as much as we do. Our homes tend to be drier during the summer months, so it is important to keep an eye on humidity levels. This will also have a direct benefit to your own health too. Invest in a humidifier for your home and this will keep the perfect balance throughout the year. It is also very good for your skin too!
Imagine sitting at your breakfast bar or dining table and smelling the fresh herbs in the air, or even fresh flowers blossoming in front of your very eyes. Delightful.