How to Grow Vegetables Indoors Made Easy!
With the right tools and methods, you’ll be able to enjoy growing some of your favourite vegetables indoors - which means you don’t have to wait until the warmer months to harvest them. However, it’s good to be aware that there are a few challenges to indoor vegetable growing and they’ll need care and attention to flourish.
Here are our top tips to help ensure you get started on the right foot on how to grow vegetables indoors!
Tip 1 - Start Simple
If you are new to growing vegetables indoors, give yourself a confidence boost by opting for the easiest to grow varieties first. Leafy salad greens are an excellent starting place as they can happily tolerate cooler climates and will grow quickly too. Slow-growing foods such as tomatoes need time to germinate, grow, flower and fruit and require more care and attention. So be prepared to have some patience and invest time and effort into your indoor veg garden if you want to grow more challenging types.
Tip 2 - Choose The Right Containers
Selecting the right containers is imperative to success. Ones that have adequate drainage will ensure that your plants don’t get waterlogged and the delicate seeds don’t become damaged before they’ve even got started. You’ll need to pick the right size container for your vegetable plants too. Any shallow-rooted greens might only need a couple of inches depth, however, deep-rooted plants might need up to 12 inches of soil to enable them to grow well.
Tip 3 - Make Smart Soil Choices
Choosing a good quality potting mix is important and something that can be overlooked!, so make sure to research the best type for the veg you intend to grow. A good quality soil will contain all the nutrients your plants need to have the best start in life and will help them continue to thrive.
Tip 4 - Consider Supplemental Lighting
Depending on where you live and where you intend to place your veg, you might want to consider supplemental lighting. If you want to grow your vegetables over the winter months, you can help them out if your home doesn’t provide enough natural light. There are lots of budget-friendly plant lights available that will help give your plants a boost and ensure they have enough light to grow.
Easy Vegetables To Grow Indoors
Some of the easiest vegetables to grow indoors include:
Carrots, especially smaller varieties. Garlic greens from old, unused garlic bulbs, lettuce, microgreens, and spring onions. If you want to grow vegetables quickly and easily; these will be satisfying to do so - with minimum effort required too!
Get Started With Our Grow Your Own Veg Kit
Now you’re an expert at growing your own vegetables, there is no time like the present to get going! Our Grow Your Own Veg Kit is the perfect starter kit. The box comes with seeds to grow five different veggies: kale, spinach, tomato, chilli and lamb's lettuce. You can grow these at any time of year in an indoor setting.
Being plastic and peat-free our kit is kind to the environment and has all that you’ll need to start, including coir pots, coir disks, and a handy growing guide.
Over to you... Start Growing Your Own Veg Today!
Growing your own vegetables can be so satisfying. So what are you waiting for? If you need any help or advice, just remember, our friendly, expert plant care team is just a phone call or email away. You can contact us here!