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How to create an indoor vegetable patch?

How to create an indoor vegetable patch?

Opt for a ready-made indoor vegetable patch

This is the latest novelty that hits the flats: standalone interior vegetable gardens which guarantee a successful harvest. Clear ? These small designer structures incorporate energy-efficient lighting, a water tank, and even autonomous management of light and nutrients. As for plants, they often arrive in capsules all ready to plant in pots, in the version of aromatic herbs, flowers or even mini-vegetables.

In summary, we ask these practical vegetable gardens on the work plan and we admire, the first sprouts arrive effortlessly in a few weeks. Some are even connected to remind us when to fill the water tank or add nutrients. And because the structure is design, the result is as chic as it is fun! The downside? The price.

Create an indoor vegetable patch in DIY

No, an indoor vegetable garden does not need to be autonomous to beautify the kitchen. Classic versions existed long before the arrival of connected indoor vegetable gardens, and don't need much: containers, soil, seeds or plants ... and minimal care. Since the difficulty of the home indoor vegetable garden, finally, is to provide plants with just the right amount of light, water and nutrients!

For create an indoor vegetable patch, we start by selecting containers, preferably drilled at the bottom to evacuate excess water and placed on a dish. Second step, we find the perfect location: a dry, bright, airy place and if possible facing south. Generally, the simplest solution is to position it in front of the kitchen window to have everything close at hand.

Then stay at choose the right plants to grow in an indoor vegetable patch ... and to boost the chances of success, aromatic herbs are the champions, starting with basil, chives, coriander or mint. For the greenest, we can try cherry tomatoes, peppers, radishes or lettuce. And if the seeds can work, again buying potted plants saves time and improves the chances of success.

Last step ? The whole is transplanted into the pots with the potting soil adapted to the chosen plants, on a layer of clay balls. It remains only to watch the shoots like oil on the fire, to water often and to add fertilizer from time to time.

Decorative tips for the indoor vegetable patch

With an independent indoor vegetable patch, the only decorative challenge is to choose the design and the budget, since there are several, before deciding on the location. In the case of a DIY indoor vegetable patch, obviously, the room for maneuver is greater!

For example ? On the container side, align pre-drilled retro metal boxes, hang small buckets or jars on rails or a ladder ... be careful in this case, you must closely monitor the humidity of the soil and do not overdo it water. And why not transform green wall shelves or fill a trolley with aromatic plants?

As for the do-it-yourselfer, nothing prevents make an indoor vegetable patch imitating (from afar) the autonomous. A tray is enough to accommodate pierced pots, in which a bottom of water will hydrate the cultures by capillarity, and of boards assembled in U. Once arranged in bridge above the tray and the plants, we stick a bar LED on the interior that will light the shoots even without natural light. We paint everything and all we have to do is fill the pots!