It seems like it's been an incredibly long and cold winter in Barrie. If you're like me, you can't wait to get gardening. That is why I like to plant an indoor vegetable garden to let my seedlings start early and get a head start on the growing season. An indoor garden is inexpensive and easy to set up. I personally like to plant a variety of herbs such as mint, basil, parley etc, as well as lettuce and cherry tomatoes.
You can set up your indoor garden anywhere in your home that gets the best direct sunlight. For some it's a kitchen counter, or you can hang plants from the ceiling.
What you'll need:
- clay or plastic pots with drainage tray
- all purpose soil suitable for vegetables
- seeds of your choice
- plastic wrap
Once you have your supplies you can begin planting your seeds. I prefer to add water to the drain tray and let my plant soak up as much water as needed -- this way you will never over water.
During the germination period you can wrap the pots in plastic wrap. This will give a greenhouse effect on the plant and it will sprout faster.
Once you see the green popping up from the soil you can discard the plastic wrap.
Once your plants are big enough you can transplant them outdoors, or continue to enjoy your indoor garden.
Best of all - it's organic!