For those of us that have a long winter ahead of us, we'll have to say goodbye to our beautiful geraniums and our delicious vegetable garden.
Well, that may not be entirely true. You can always bring your garden inside your home, which has been proven by some to be cheaper and easier than an outdoor garden.
Here are some helpful tips to bring the greenery indoors.
Find a location.
The first thing you need to do is find an appropriate place in your home to grow your plants. Seeds and bulbs require more heat than light, so make sure the first location is warm. Once the seedlings jut out of the soil, move them to a brighter location, if need be. This bright location can be under artificial light, but natural sunlight is much better.
Find a container.
Many opt to buy brand new containers for their home garden, but this may be unnecessary.
If you choose to reuse a container, make sure you thoroughly clean them first to remove any bacteria that may harm the new seed.
Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
This can also include toilet paper tubes, milk cartons, and coco fiber cups.
Don't forget that the container you choose should allow excess water to drain from the bottom. Plant roots that sit in water will rot. For mason jars, you'll have to drill a few holes. If you don't like that idea, fill the bottom of the jar with some stones or marbles.
When your plants outgrow the container, put them in a bigger one.
Now for the action!