If you are just getting started with an indoor vegetable garden, the best way to go about is to begin with an indoor herb garden. This is the easiest initiation into the world of indoor gardening that anyone can get. Most edible herbs are natural plants that are classified as wild plants. Wild plants are those that can survive on their own even in tough conditions. They grow abundantly without the necessity of extra attention and care. Indoor herb garden can be easily maintained; it does not occupy much space and does not require great gardening skills for sustenance. Indoor herb garden is also aesthetically appealing and can be placed in almost any location within the house. The nature of soil required for this type of vegetable garden is also not too demanding. Here are a few tips to get you started with an indoor herb garden.
Select a location that has good ventilation and adequate light. Plants need a lot of light and good air for growth. Herbs do not require big sized pots; they can adapt very well to smaller ones, provided the soil is either replenished or changes periodically. Herbs can grow on all types of soil but better regulation of soil nutrient content can enhance their growth. So, it is advisable to maintain good nutrient levels. Herbs do not need as much water as other vegetable garden plants. They are used to thriving in challenging conditions, so, less water is ok. However, your indoor herb garden needs to be kept clear of insects and pestilence. Herbs are notorious for attracting pestilence which if left untended can damage not only the crop but also can end up spoiling the air with foul smell.
There are medicines in the market that can prevent pestilence. Otherwise, vegetable garden owners can also choose to prepare a homemade pestilence solution. Garlic and onions can be powdered and sprinkled onto the soil and this mixture acts as a very effective medicine. This solution can work for smaller indoor herb gardens and might prove to be a costly one if the garden has got more than ten plants. Other types of techniques like hydroponics and aeroponics can be even more rewarding for herb gardens but those require advanced levels of expertise. (There’s a new method I’ve been checking about recently that combines growing fishes like Tilapia or gold fish with hydroponics , it’s called Aquaponics and I’ll probably write a post about it in the future ) It is advisable to adopt those practices only if there is good guidance for the gardener. Herb gardens are easy to maintain and can be a good way to get initiated to the gardening hobby.