HERB AND VEGETABLE PLANTS
WITH CONTAINER GARDENING
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IF YOU ARE GOING TO GROW PLANT INDOORS
WHY NOT GROW PLANTS THAT PRODUCE FOOD THAT'S GOOD TO EAT
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WITH A INEXPENSIVE GROW LIGHT
YOU CAN GROW
HERBS AND VEGETABLE PLANTS 12 MONTHS A YEAR INDOORS
Growing plants indoors does not differ much from growing plants in the garden
|Lighting for Indoor Plants|
|Houseplants need more light than you think. But you don't have to buy special lights for them. Group them around a table with an ordinary lamp on . Let the plants soak up the light 16 hours a day.|
Got light? Hold your hand over the plant. See a
shadow? If not, the plant is squinting in the dark. Move it
closer to a window. Don't let it touch the window, though. Cold
windows can give leaves frostbite; hot glass can sizzle a leaf tip.
Please don't ever use garden dirt. Use good quality potting soil with organic fertilizer mixed in. If the soil is very find, add up to 30 percent more perlite. Plastic pots are best for growing plants under lights. Plastic retains moisture better and is lighter to move than clay pots. Start the plants in 4" pots. Transplant when the plants become root bound. Increase the size of the pot until the plant is as large as you want.
Over-watering causes almost 90% of all plant problems. Water the plants at
the first sign of wilting. Use water at room temperature. If you have chlorine in you water set it out over night. Use houseplant fertilizer. the amount recommended on the label, once a week or when needed.
HUMIDITY can be a problem under lights. Mist plant with fine spray from a plant mister when needed. Set pots in a pebble -and water-filled tray. Don't let water reach the pots. Evaporation will raise the humidity.
||A BASKET FULL OF EDIBLES
Most herbs and vegetables do well, and look great in hanging baskets
indoors or outdoors. Try mints, oregano, thyme, marjoram. Suppersweet 100 hybrid tomatoes, squash, and cucumbers. Hang the baskets on small link chains, so you can move the baskets up and down as the plant grows.
It makes it easy to take the baskets down to water and repot.
What's great is hanging baskets do not take up floor space, so you can put pot plants underneath them.
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