For those who can’t withstand buying greens from the grocer, there’s only one solution: indoor kitchen garden. What’s glamorous about this unique and exquisite, but somewhat modest home gardening choice is how it manages to serve as a piece of décor while supplying fresh greens. It isn’t like a backyard garden or a DIY planter box situated at the front door of your home!
A brilliant indoor garden is expected to reliably supply your home with a variety of fresh, nutritious vegetables called microgreens or vegetable confetti. Mostly, the reason why it is only ideal for microgreens is that, not only are these veggies quick-sprouting, but are also flavorful and nutritious.
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Whether you choose broccoli, cauliflower, chia, sunflower or buckwheat or any other variety, you only need to execute the plan well. Growing an indoor garden isn’t always an overly straightforward procedure. You just need to select your preferred seeds and get down to business carefully. Everyday choices of vegetable confetti grown indoors are Salad greens, leafy vegetables, and medicinal herbs.
- Plan ahead
The success or failure of your indoor kitchen garden solely rests on its forethought. This includes its size, shape, and location inside the kitchen, what you will be growing in there, your level of expertise and how much time you’ll spend tendering to the crops. Microgreens germinate and mature quickly, sometimes in less than a week, and if you don’t plan ahead, all of them will be a waste.
- Map out the garden area
Assuming you already know which plants to grow and how quickly they take to mature, your next tip is to decide on the land size. This will involve choosing a perfect location within the kitchen while taking into consideration such things as lighting, air circulation, and the general condition of the room.
- Time to plant your microgreens
Because you expect to see a beautiful kitchen and still get several different vegetables, don’t plant a single type of microgreens alone. Instead, grow different varieties together for a colorful splendor in your kitchen. Don’t worry about drainage when planting microgreens because they don’t require lots of watering.
- Tendering and harvesting
The best thing with microgreens grown indoors is they don’t demand lots of attention. They are incredibly easy to maintain; don’t overwater, ensure constant aeration and ensure they don’t compete for resources. As they mature, use a kitchen scissor to nip them above the soil line. Be sure to eat them while they’re still fresh.
Microgreens are very nutritious and flavorful. After you harvest the first batch, the subsequent ones mature, and that then becomes a trend. You will never lack fresh and healthy veggies.