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How to Create a Thriving Indoor Garden

Indoor Garden

Imagine a garden that thrives year-round, unaffected by the whims of weather, a garden that brings the lush, vivid beauty of nature right into your home. That’s the magic of indoor gardening!

Whether it’s a sprawling polytunnel, a cosy greenhouse, a sunlit conservatory, or simply a sunny windowsill, having an indoor space to grow plants adds an exciting new layer to your gardening experience.

Microgreens: The Gem of Indoor Gardening

Embracing the world of microgreens has been a transformative experience in my gardening journey. Cultivating these little greens has brought me so much joy!

Microgreens, sometimes called micro-herbs or micro-leaves, are essentially the young seedlings of plants that we would normally allow to mature fully before harvesting.

All microgreens are cultivated similarly: sown closely together into compost in shallow trays. Their small size means they can be grown year-round, even on a modest windowsill inside your home. The most amazing is how quickly you can grow them. In just one to two weeks after sowing, they’re ready to be harvested.

To ensure a constant, fresh supply of microgreens, I’ve learned to sow seeds every week. This way, as one batch starts to dwindle, another is just reaching the perfect size for harvesting.

These little greens, bursting with flavour and nutrients, have not only added a beautiful touch of nature to my home but also significantly enriched my daily diet.

In this section, I’ll share the insights I’ve gained from nurturing these plants, guiding you through the essentials of growing your own microgreens.

Essentials of Microgreens Gardening

Choosing the Right Medium

Selecting the right growing medium is crucial. Each medium offers unique benefits, from soil-based methods to soilless options like coconut coir, hemp mats, or even water. My articles will help you make an informed choice.

Seed Selection

Learn how to choose the best seeds to grow microgreens at home in our guides on seed selection.

Cultivation and Harvesting

Microgreens are relatively easy to grow, but they do require some attention. This involves understanding their needs for light, water, and temperature.

Troubleshooting

Growing microgreens isn’t always smooth sailing. Our articles on avoiding mould, identifying if microgreens have gone bad, and what to do with the soil after harvest will help you troubleshoot common issues.