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Indoor gardening is a great way to harvest fresh food
Even if you have a large garden outside during the summer, indoor gardening gives you fresh greens or herbs inside during the off-season winter months. Indoor gardening has some major bonuses too!
We started indoor gardening with herbs in pots of soil.
Then added a mini greenhouse to start seeds in the springtime with some indoor grow lights (we use the sunblaster ones) which as a nice step up for indoor gardening. If you want to grow super easy and basics growing microgreens is a great start for beginners too.
Indoor gardening benefits
- You get to look at pretty greenery and live plants
- You have access to healthy fresh food
- No bugs or dealing with weather problems like drought or too much rain
- It’s super fast and easy to harvest during cooking or food prep
- If you have kids it’s a great way to teach them to garden
- If you’re a beginner indoor gardening is a great way to learn the basics of plant care
- They make your house look awesome
Thanks to modern technology and new innovation, there are some really neat indoor gardening ideas too!
Today’s post will be full of ideas for growing food inside, from simple to some hydroponics. I’ve also written a whole post on indoor herb garden kits, which come with everything you need to grow herbs inside.
The type of Indoor Gardening you’d like to do depends on your time and finances. There are many basic ways to grow food inside like growing herbs in containers, to complicated indoor hydroponics like the photo below.
Great ideas for Growing Food Inside
I hope this post gave you some ideas for indoor gardening. I think the best way to start growing food inside is to start with herb container gardening.
My name is Isis Loran, creator of the Family Food Garden. I’ve been gardening for over 10 years now and push the limits of our zone 5 climates. I love growing heirlooms & experimenting with hundreds of varieties, season extending, crunchy homesteading and permaculture.