Why indoor planting?
Indoor garden brings nature at home. Whether you want to decorate your home with plants or you want to grow your own food, growing an indoor garden is a great idea.
The health benefits
Indoor plants and flowers not only make you feel good, it also purifies your indoor air. It also benefits your health by reducing stress. Recent studies have shown that being close to nature calms our nerves and lowers our blood pressure.
Grow indoor plants for food
Some folks have been able to grow several plants indoors for food. Your indoor plants could become a good source of organic food. Urban farmers are known to utilize most of their spaces indoors or around the house to grow a variety of food.
Growing plants for cash
Some urban farmers have taken indoor planting a step further, and produced enough food for themselves as well as for their neighborhood. There is an increasing demand for homegrown organic foods in restaurants and supermarkets.
The environmental benefits
Plants purify air. They convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, so that the air we breathe in becomes oxygenated and fresh.
When you grow plants indoors and supply your neighborhood, it also eliminates the need for imported food. Many people don’t realize that when we import food, we pollute the environment. A lot of energy is wasted when food is processed, packaged, transported and stored.
How to Start Indoor Planting?
There are two ways you can start planting indoors. You could either get some containers for your plants or you could start planting in an aquaponic or hydroponic system.
Container gardening is a viable option for those who have space for placing containers indoors. You can grow a wide variety of plants using containers of different sizes and shapes, according to available space and your style, using traditional planting methods and potting soil.
Aquaponic gardens or hydroponic system is a soilless system. It uses fertilized water, usually waste from fish, to feed the plants. Plants are arranged vertically while water is supplied to the roots of the plants. This system uses plants to purify water and waste from fish to feed the plants.
What Plants can you Grow Indoors?
You can grow a variety of different plants. They could be ornamental flowering plants or culinary herbs. It will depend on your available space and needs. Below is a list of plants you can start growing right now.
- African violet
- Various Types of Peppers
Indoor planting is a healthy way to grow food as well as to maintain your indoor air quality. It also brings you closer to nature. Plants reduce stress, supply fresh air and also provide food for all of us. Try growing plants wherever you can.
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Source: Nourish the Planet