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How To Grow Vegetables Indoors-Part II

In the last blog, we talked about some vegetables that can grow well indoors. Today’s blog will continue to show more information, let’s get started!

Growing Root Crops

This is a bit of a grab bag, but several root vegetables grow well indoors.  Garlic can be grown for their greens or the bulb. Radishes are also well-suited and give a quick and easy return. Even though they look similar, we steer away from carrots because they take much longer and require more sun. Ginger and turmeric have slightly higher light needs, but are also great indoor plants.

Setup & Supplies For An Indoor Vegetable Garden 

What’s The Ideal Light To Grow Vegetables?

Vegetables need lots of light to grow, and even more to be productive. You may be able to grow them with natural light, especially if you start in spring in a very bright window, but most people need to use a grow light. Grow lights are a good match for vegetable plants because they can be lit for 12 hours (or longer) – for some vegetables, this “day length” is a signal that it’s time to grow vegetables. All vegetables have about the same light needs, so once you know how to use indoor light for vegetables you can grow them all. If you need some information about plant growth lights and indoor growing, you can contact us by clicking here: Contact us

What Type Of Planters & Soil Should You Use?

We recommend filling a ceramic self watering planter with a standard potting mix for all vegetables. We’ve tried all sorts of hydroponic and planters, and have found them to be the simplest and most reliable. The early harvest and root vegetables are simple enough, you’ll just keep the soil consistently moist and a regular fertilizer schedule. There’s a small trick to ripe vegetables – they’re much sweeter if they ripen with drier soil, and the ceramic self watering planter lets you easily control this.

Growing & Harvesting Your Indoor Veggies

Pruning & Picking For Long Productive Harvests

Knowing when to harvest your vegetable is the key to unlocking crisp, sweet produce. You’ll learn to recognize color changes, firmness, and develop a sense for when they “just feel ripe.” They will look different than produce in the supermarket which is almost never picked at peak ripeness – they’re more concerned with size and how well it ships – so if this is your first time in the garden be sure to read about harvesting for peak flavor.

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