Indoor gardening is a lot of fun and one of the best ways to grow plants but as the winter comes as it protects your plants from the cold weather and you can use several ways to provide it with adequate lighting and nutrients. So, here are a few ways in which you can start your indoor gardening during the winter time:
Keep your plants near the window
One of the best ways to ensure that your indoor garden grows well in the winter is by placing it near a window so that your plants can get a decent amount of natural light to grow properly. The best plants to grow for such scenario would be lettuce, carrots, beets, and so on. One thing to take care of that your window sills shouldn’t get damaged by water.
Invest in grow lights
Another way to grow your plants this winter is by getting a grow light which can provide your plants with additional light and allows you to grow plants like strawberries and tomatoes. You have many types of grow lights available which include fluorescent lights and T-5 bulbs. A T-5 bulb is a better option as it tends to last for a longer time than a fluorescent light and uses less energy too.
Get hydroponic systems
You could also consider getting hydroponic systems for your home which allow you to grow a few plants at a time. You can grow around 3-7 plants depending on your hydroponic garden model and if you want to create a large scale garden, then you can do that too. You also have an option to design your own hydroponic system or get a system which is set and ready to use.
Buy an aeroponic system
Another way to grow your plants indoors is by getting an aeroponic system for your house which will allow you to grow your plants without the need of a soil. This type of system doesn’t require its plants’ roots to be submerged in water and only needs them to be misted with water. One of the most popular aeroponic systems is the Tower gardens, or you can go for aerogarden bounty elite. You can also create your own aeroponic system with the help of a 5-gallon bucket.
Try aquaponics systems
Aquaponics system is the final way in which you can grow your plants inside during the cold weather. In hydroponic and aeroponic systems, you needed to add the nutrients to the water but in an aquaponics system, you use fish’s waste to fertilize your plants which make it a cheaper alternative. A popular aquaponics system is a Back to the Roots system and a newly released aquaponic system is Aqualibrium which allows you to grow more food in a limited space.
Now that you know about all these various techniques to get started on your plants, what are you waiting for? Get out your gardening apron and get to work. Plant food items which keep you warm and healthy this winters.