Indoor Gardening

Indoor Gardening is a must for anyone living in a climate with a frosty winter, which is many of us. The following videos focus on a variety of different ways to transform your home into a veritable greenhouse for your plants.

There are a number of reasons you might want to grow plants indoors. Starting your flowers and veggies from seed during the winter is a great way to have healthier plants and a longer growing season when the weather is finally warm enough to move them outside. You can also extend the life of your annual and tropical plants by moving them into indoor containers in the fall, which will allow them to continue to bloom and grow all winter long. Or, if you don't have a lot of outdoor garden space in your home, you might just want to grow your plants indoors in containers all year round. Either way, there a lot of steps you can take to get the most out of your indoor space and have a successful garden.

Whether you're looking for early seed-starting or a year-round kitchen garden, I'll show you how to build adequate shelving units to house your indoor plants, how to meet water, nutrition and lighting needs for your plants, the proper method of starting seeds indoors, and show you some fun gadgets to give you a head start. I'll even share my aquaponic gardening techniques that let you turn a garden and fish tank into a self-sustaining micro-environment right in your home!

Hydroponic-Aquaponic Indoor Garden System

What is an Aquaponic System and why would I want it in my house? Well the answer is three simple letters: USL!

Hydroponics and Aquaponics are sustainable food production systems that combine a traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. Installing an aquaponic system is helpful for growing plants and fish in the winter climate which can sometimes be off-limits for growing anything. It took me a full days to do this, but it's worth it.

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Know When to Water your Plants

When its fall, it’s time to start your indoor garden.

I have already started to bring in my containers with my rosemary, lavender and citrus trees. The only problem with the indoor garden is that there is no drip irrigation system inside and I need to know, for sure, when I need to water my indoor plants.

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How to Start Seeds Indoors With A Hot House

Here in New England and across the Northern states, we tend to give up on our gardens as soon as the snow begins to fall. The ground is frozen, the days are shorter, and the weather is fierce!

But as you'll see, you don't have to force your inner gardener to hibernate. Especially in colder areas where our growing season is so short, it really pays to start plants from seed indoors. That way, not only do you save a lot of money on plants at the nursery - although that is a big deal since plants can run anywhere from $5 to $25 a pop or more! You also start the season with sturdy, hardened plants ready to put in the soil as soon as the ground thaws.  Starting seeds early also gives you earlier and longer bloom times.

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Starting a Vegetable Container Garden Indoors

This video will show you step-by-step how I transformed my 6X14 sunroom into the perfect indoor garden.

Summer is long gone and the harsh, cold and snowy New England Summer is on its way. What’s a Garden Girl to do? Start planting my indoor garden! Come with me, I’ll show you how to do it.  All you’ll need is a small space (as little as 6 square feet) and a little bit of money for supplies, under $200 (which is less than ½ of the cost of a commercial indoor garden kit). Every time I step into my indoor garden, I’m greeted with the delicious aromas of fresh basil, oregano, lavender, mint and lemon and I know it was worth the work. I’m sure you’ll agree.

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