Indoor Gardening

Indoor gardening is a fun, rewarding hobby! It does require a good amount of attention, and an ample amount of sunlight. One must be careful to not create a mess in the house from the potting soil or materials used. In order to grow indoors one must first decide which method they will use to grow the plants. There are three different types; aeroponics, hydroponics or the standard method of growing with potting soil.

Growing without soil is achieved using either aeroponics or hydroponics, each of them using a system which transfers solution directly to the roots. The aeroponics method works by continuously spraying the roots with a nutrient solution that allows the roots to constantly absorb the required nutrients soil would provide. The hydroponics method works in a similar fashion, as it works by a stream of nutrient solution that provides a medium for soil that is completely liquid. The solution for both systems must be high in nutrients and have all the required parts to drain and apply the nutrient solution. While these methods seem to be a better alternative than using potting soil, it requires more work and money to use and maintain.

The standard method, using potting soil is most commonly used by people today. When growing indoors, one must remember to water the plant correctly and ensure the plant receives enough sunlight. While some plants may be grown indoors through the use of standard lights, or even grow lights. If the electricity bill is of concern, the plant should be placed beside a window that receives sunlight for the greater part of the day; in some cases the plant may need to be placed outdoors for it to receive the correct amount of sunlight and returned indoors when the sun has gone down. In addition to light and water, the plant must be placed in an open area that provides plenty of ventilation. A plant may easily suffocate and die when being grown indoors due to the plants natural growing environment providing ample ventilation and nutrients.

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