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Regardless of the adverse environmental conditions, your indoor garden can still thrive. No matter how hot or cold the ground may be, you can still enjoy a bountiful harvest to feed your family.
Here are a few tips to get you back on track, and achieve success with your indoor garden.
When the weather conditions prove too hostile for your outdoor crops, it is time to consider indoor gardening, grow rooms, or indoor farming. After ensuring that your crops are free of pests, you may begin moving them indoors.
Leafy greens and herbs are the easiest crops to establish indoors, along with root vegetables such as carrots. Tomatoes and peppers require high temperatures and full sun, so they may prove to be more difficult to grow indoors.
For optimal growth, plants require a minimum of 5 or 6 hours of light, however 14-16 hours is optimal. During cold weather, plants often utilize light coming in from windows on the south side of your home, which is still an insufficient amount of light to yield good results. It is important to provide a secondary source of light to help your plants thrive indoors.
Make use of the vertical space in your home by growing edible crops for your family. You may want to take advantage of a utility cart or rolling shelf to begin your indoor garden, and use easy-to-move grow lights.
All plants have their own preferred temperature between 70 and 75ºF, and no lower than 65ºF during the evening hours. With a dehumidifier in place, you can easily balance the heat around your home to support your growing crops.
In addition to temperature, moisture is crucial for optimal plant growth. Your home provides an atmosphere that is foreign to plants that are used to the outdoors. In order to improve humidity, make sure the plants are grouped together to create a cool microclimate, and deploy a dehumidifier to enhance the air’s moisture content.
It’s important to pay close attention to your plants’ watering needs. In addition to drying up more quickly, seedlings are at a higher risk of dying due to overwatering. It is best to ensure that the soil is completely dry before adding water. Adding a dehumidifier to the room will help to control the humidity in the air, and will provide your plants with the most appropriate amounts of moisture.
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