Growing your indoor garden is a great way to enjoy fresh food year-round. Even if you live in an apartment or senior living home, you can still have an edible garden. It’s easy to start from scratch and will provide you and your loved ones with fresh herbs and vegetables that you can use in recipes or eat as they are. If you’re interested in starting your indoor garden in senior independent living homes, here are some tips:
Put The Garden Where The Sunlight Is
The first step to starting your indoor garden is choosing the right location. You want to ensure that you place your container in a spot where it will get plenty of sunlight, so if you have a sunny window in your living room or kitchen, consider using that space. If not, don’t worry! You can still grow plants indoors by using grow lights; however, it’s important to remember that plants do best in natural light and will grow slower under artificial lighting.
If neither of those options works for you and/or if you are going through a particularly cloudy season (like Seattle), consider growing plants that do not require as much sun exposure, such as succulents or herbs instead!
Use The Right Temperature And Humidity Conditions
The two most important factors for plant growth are temperature and humidity. The first thing to know about temperature is that it refers to the degree of hotness or coldness, not how warm you feel. The second thing is that temperature affects many things in nature. For example, the rate at which chemical reactions occur varies with temperature. If a chemical reaction happens faster, then it can happen more quickly than if it were slower. Another example is evaporation; when water evaporates from plants or soil, this increases the amount of water vapor in the air (humidity). This can be good because more humidity helps prevent plants from drying out too quickly but also bad because high levels of humidity make indoor gardening harder since too much water in one area can lead to mold growth or mildew problems!
Water Regularly Without Flooding The Plant Roots
You will need to water your plants regularly, but not too much. The amount of time between watering depends on the type of plant, so it’s best to follow the instructions with your plant. Generally speaking, they should receive at least 1 inch of water per week. If you need to figure out how much that is, use a measuring cup and fill it with water until it reaches 1 inch deep. Then pour out the extra water and use this as a reference point for future watering amounts. Make sure to water your plants appropriately; if they are sitting in excess water or are still thirsty after being watered thoroughly, they need more time before getting another drink!
Add Nutrients To Your Plant’s Soil
Add nutrients to your plant’s soil; you can do a few different things. You can fertilize with compost, manure, or worm castings. These things have different nitrogen levels and other nutrients to help grow your plants. If you need to decide which one will be the best for your indoor garden, consult an expert who knows what they’re talking about before using any of these products!
As you can see, there are plenty of things to consider when choosing plants for your indoor garden. The key is to keep it small—try just one or two types of plants at first, and then add more as you get more comfortable with the process!