Indoor Gardening In Winter (4 Simple Things To Keep In Mind)

Gardening is an activity that requires a certain level of dedication. Indoor gardening in winter can be particularly challenging. If you are struggling, you will enjoy the tips we’ve mentioned below.

But if you feel that you don’t know about indoor gardening at all or need a little bit of “rewinding,” take a look at our post – What Is Indoor Gardening? Your Guide From The Ground Up! to get to the basics.

Winter Indoor Gardening
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1. Provide Enough Light To All Your Plants

It may seem obvious that the exposure of a plant to light is among the most critical factors that determine its growth. If you’ve planted some seedlings recently and they’re starting to germinate, it’s crucial to ensure they have enough light indoors, even if it seems like they already do.

Generally, a south-facing window provides plants enough light to produce photosynthesis and survive. The larger the window is, the better because many plants need over 12 hours of sunlight.

Natural sunlight is the best light source for plants, but LED bulbs are also good at emulating the sun’s light. Grow lights allow you to control the amount of light more. But remember to divide the grow lights according to the recommendations for different plants.

2. Keep A Steady Temperature

Many of the plants we eat are sensitive to changes in temperature. Basil, for example, is vulnerable to the cold, so it isn’t acceptable to have it at a draughty area near an outside window. Kale and other cruciferous vegetables are very hardy and will have no trouble adjusting to a shadier, colder area. So depending on the plant, keep a watch on the temperature.

3. Proper Ventilation

To grow well, plants need enough airflow. Placing a fan near your plants will ensure that they get a constant stream of air. Maintaining a continuous airflow helps to harden the plants, but it also helps to keep the pests away and increase growth rates.

4. Choose The Right Winter Garden Plants

With the appropriate resources, you’ll be able to grow almost any kind of plant in your home, even bamboo (if you have very high ceilings). Some plants are easier to care for indoors, and you should try to grow them if you do so for the first time. You may also want to choose plants that grow under similar conditions, as varying the humidity and temperature of your home in different rooms will become expensive and complicated.

You might want to grow an organic indoor garden with vegetables like peppers, onions, or with fruits like tomatoes, for example. But don’t do it unless you have a lot of light indoors because these plants need robust sunlight.  The volume and direction of light in your home may be more suitable for orchids or low-light begonias or ivy. You may need a bit of experimenting before you find the right plants for winter growing.

If you want to know great indoor plants to grow in winter, go ahead and check out these posts at Urban Gardeners Republic and Real Simple that present you with great indoor plants to grow even in winter.

Indoor gardening in winter may seem like a tough idea, but with the right choices, you’ll be good to go. Thank you for reading!

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