How Indoor Gardening Works

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Indoor Gardening

» Hydroponics -  There are several methods for growing all sorts of plants without the use of soil. These hydroponics techniques allow more growing flexibility and can produce amazing results. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants, herbs, fruit, vegetables and flowers without the use of soil. Instead, nutrient-rich solutions are used to soak the roots of the plant with the necessary nutrients and oxygen needed for the plants to grow. You will find all of the different type of Hydroponic growing methods in our Hydroponics section of our site. 

» Indoor and Outdoor Organics - Organic gardening is a simple concept. It is gardening without the use of pesticides and non-organic fertilizers. By eliminating potentially harmful products, organic gardeners get the benefits of growing vegetables and herbs without the risk of chemicals that are unhealthy and harmful to the environment. While organic gardening can take a bit more work than other types of gardening, the benefits are worth the extra effort.

Organically grown fruits and vegetables are higher in vitamins and other essential nutrients. Organic gardening avoids the use of all harmful chemicals, so you and your family can avoid the dangers of taking those chemicals into your bodies. The long-term health benefits are numerous and important. Finally, organic gardening keeps your local environment safe and contributes to the health of the natural environment by eliminating harmful chemicals that can enter the water system and pollute nature. We provide extensive information on organic gardening and many products to help you create a healthy, productive organic garden.

» The Key to Indoor Gardening - Probably the most important factor to success in indoor gardening is light, and plenty of it. Sunlight is required for growing plants outdoors, so it needs to be replaced by proper lighting for the indoor garden. Replacing sunlight requires light that immolates  natural sunlight. Growing plants require lots of light to grow well, and typical indoor lighting is simply too dim for plant growth. Specialized light sources, designed specifically for indoor gardening, are needed.

These come in two basic forms. First, fluorescent grow lights can be used for some growing situations. Special fluorescent bulbs provide the correct spectrum of lighting for many types of plants, but not all plants thrive under fluorescent grow lights, and multi-tube fixtures are generally needed. High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting is the choice of most serious indoor gardeners. Either Metal Halide or High Pressure Sodium lamps, along with matching reflectors and fixtures, are readily available for all sorts of growing situations.