Easy Ways To Grow an Inside Garden
You can have a winter garden
Even though you are starting to get the first frost of the year on your garden or it's been completely covered by 2 feet of snow, it's still possible to enjoy the year round ambiance of a garden even during the harshest of winters. There are many ways to accomplish this even if you don't live in a warm climate. Read more to find out how to create a garden that you can enjoy all year long no matter where you reside.
Planter boxes are great gardening tools
One of the first ideas that come to mind is create your own indoor garden by building or purchasing a planter box to set in a window. Many home improvement stores sell these year round and there are even some that are specifically made for indoor use. Plastic works best however a wooden one with a liner can accomplish the same with a bit more décor value. You can plant many types of herbs, vegetables and some fruits that are not too large. Just imaging cooking and you can just reach over and pluck off some thyme for your lemon chicken recipe. Manage your planter like you would a garden and you can enjoy the harvest for months when the weather outside is bone chilling cold.
To give your indoor garden a touch of the outdoors bring some of your garden décor inside during the winter months. Hang some wind chimes over it or place a butterfly stake in the dirt. This will give your indoor garden a feel of summer warming your heart through the cold winter months. You can even place a small indoor fountain next to it giving you an oasis with the sound of soft trickling water to relax with.
Hydroponics for the serious gardener
For the more serious gardener you could use a hydroponics system. Hydroponic systems are more expensive but will give you the most out of your harvest. These systems require nutrient enriched flowing water throughout the system to grow your garden. Even thought they are not as stylish you can still decorate with your garden décor to bring the outdoors inside. Hydroponics is not the first choice for many indoor gardeners for the reason of complexity and expense however it is an option for some. There are many different styles and sizes to fit every budget, so check out some of the options before you make your final decision and you'll be much happier with the outcome.
Look at your local home improvement stores
By all means creating an indoor garden area to relax with is not only therapeutic but it also serves a practical role in producing organic products that you can actually use. Stores like Home depot, Lowe's and Ace Hardware carry many indoor gardening and herb garden growing products that can be used indoors or out. Next time you’re in your local home improvement store check into the different options you have for creating a winter garden and you'll be surprised what you can come up with. Don't forget the garden décor to give your indoor garden a personal touch. At first don't get discouraged that they aren't growing as fast as in summer because that is normal during the winter however, with a little patience you'll be enjoying the fruits of your labor. Check out some of the indoor gardening products below for more ideas.