Hey there, new gardeners! This one?s for all you
kitchen garden enthusiasts that want to sow different
varieties of indoor plants, both edible and the simply
decorative ones too, who?d like to know simple,
practical and home-grown wisdom regarding a garden
that?s easy to maintain and provides for both body and
While some people have all the luck and also large
spaces to maintain kitchen gardens, others like those
living in apartments, small spaces or those bereft of
a backyard can still indulge in gardening as a hobby
with making the best of growing potted vegetables,
herbs, floral plants and indoor greens.
A good choice of flowering plants that do well even in
limited areas of growth, like planter boxes and pots
that have been prepped with potting soil are
nasturtiums of the compact kinds such as Whirlybird
and Copper Sunset.
Marigolds, Iceland poppies and smaller varieties of
sunflowers are other options that are sure to happy up
your indoor garden area. These are short, easy to care
for and not likely to take over your walls like
trailing plant varieties are prone to doing!
If choosing herbs for your indoor garden, even small
tin-pot containers work well as long as you ensure the
necessary sunlight (minimum 4 hours) and water
nourishment is given them regularly; check a local
nursery for pre-prepared soil-mixes as these contain
the right balance of grub for indoor garden glories.
Do check for proper drainage (at the base) for your
plant containers or punch holes if these are missing,
so the excess moisture escapes and your plants get the
necessary warmth too.
If planting herb seeds, try out an old home-gardener?s
trick of pre-soaking them a couple of hours before
planting in pots filled with potting soil; cover with
a quarter inch more of soil after randomly scattering
the seeds over the base soil and rosemary and thyme
are sure to see you through the season with welcome