Allow plenty of ventilation to keep your plants fresh.
Indoor plants need separate soil. Avoid using soil from the garden; the reason being that outdoor soil may contain weeds and other such things that can be harmful to them. Try the local nursery for the container soil.
Drainage holes are of utmost importance to the plants. Most pots are sold without drainage holes therefore you should make holes on the pots yourself. Without proper drainage holes, the water in the soil tends to collect in the pot. This would damage the roots of the plant.You would need the garden scissors, pruners with micro tip blades, water beakers with nozzle, spray bottles, soil thermometers, digital climate monitor, heat mats, trowels, weeders, garden transplanter and soil scoopers. These would ensure you an easy way to go about your indoor gardening process.Here are a few vegetables to consider for indoor growing:Cherry tomatoes
Various hot peppers
Leaf Lettuce of all types
Factors to consider for indoor vegetable gardening:
Vegetable seeds are sometimes hard to procure at times. Buy the seeds in advance so that you can start your indoor vegetable garden when you desire.
Vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet/hot peppers, beans and cucumbers need warmer daytime and nighttime temperatures. This would ensure they flower and yield in abundance. Ideally choose a south facing indoor room with heating. Or go in for one that warms up considerably in the winter from solar heating.
The indoor vegetable plants may not always be the same size as the varieties grown outdoors. But the crops can perform well if all the factors are dealt with at the right time.
The major advantage of growing veggies indoors would be the lack of insects and other pests that can harm your crops. Indoor vegetable gardens also attract other problems like insect pests common to houseplants.
Here’s hoping you develop a green thumb and the love affair with yours plants is a never-ending one!