Just because you don’t have a huge garden, it doesn’t mean that growing your own vegetables is impossible. It takes just a little bit of effort and a little bit of brains for you to create the perfect indoor vegetable garden. Sure, you need to make some room for that as well, but the size of the garden depends on you and your personal preferences and if since you don’t have any room outside, the inside becomes your best shot.
Even people who have enough space outside sometimes opt for growing their vegetables inside. It’s often an easier solution, but the main reason they do this is probably because it is just so much fun. You need to be a garden lover and an enthusiast to really enjoy the process. That will make the positive results even more enjoyable and you will probably be immensely excited once you reap the fruit (or rather, the vegetables) of your labor.
If you decide to go for it and try this out, you will need to make another important decision. I’m talking about the two different systems, i.e. aquaponics vs hydroponics, that you will have to learn about before you start the whole process. On the other hand, if you are still on the fence and unable to determine whether growing an indoor organic vegetable garden is the right thing for you, then you will need to get a bit more acquainted with the topic. Let me help you out there and show you why this might be the best idea you have ever had.
You Get To Save Some Money
Have you checked the prices of vegetables lately? It’s almost as if the whole world was telling you not to eat healthy with the costs they put on the healthy ingredients. When it’s, for example, the season of tomatoes, they will get even more expensive than usual. In other words, the healthier and the better product for you, the harder it is on your wallet.
What if I told you that there was a way to stop worrying about money and still eat healthy? Of course, since I have already got you into the story, you now know exactly what I am talking about. Your very own organic indoor vegetable garden is the best thing you can do for yourself, as well as for your wallet. It doesn’t get healthier or cheaper than that.
There is another way in which this process saves your money. If you go the traditional gardening way and don’t even give hydroponics or aquaponics a thought, you will definitely have much bigger expenses. You need soil, you need containers, you need fertilizers and all of those things cost money while being completely unnecessary if you opt for either hydroponics or aquaponics. Even if you choose cheap fertilizer it still costs more than none at all.
Here’s some info on fertilizing, so that you can see the difference both money-wise and time-wise: https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/library/gardening/fertilizing/
You Can Eat Healthy
I have mentioned quite a few times above that eating healthy is easier when you have your own indoor vegetable garden. That’s exactly one of the main reasons why people grow it. Even when they don’t have too much space, growing a small garden with some of their favorite vegetables will be enough to maintain a healthy diet. If that’s what you are going for, you don’t need to grow a huge garden. Assess your needs and you’ll have the perfect amount of vegetables to stay healthy.
You Get More Options
Let us stick to the topic of eating for a while longer. How many times has it happened to you that you need a specific vegetable in order to make a certain dish, or just eat it plain and simple, but your local store doesn’t have what you are looking for? If this hasn’t happened to you, then you are either not a kitchen enthusiast, or you don’t like to experiment with food, which leads us to the conclusion that your garden is actually more of a hobby than a necessity, and that’s okay.
If this has happened to you, however, then you know how frustrating it can be. Having your very own, indoor garden will allow you to never feel that frustrated again. There are a huge number of seeds that you can use to grow whatever you want and the best part is – you can order most of them online. I know you must get tired with constantly eating all the same products. If that’s the case, find some rare vegetables, such as the ones here, grow them and mix things up.
You Get The Perfect Healthy Hobby
I have mentioned briefly that you might be doing this just for the sake of doing it. In other words, it is your hobby, and that really is amazing. This is one of the most perfect hobbies you can think of since it doesn’t only provide you with some fun pass time, but you also have something concrete and useful to show for it afterwards. I bet you will be proud of the very first vegetables that you grow.
In addition to being a practical and fun hobby, it is also good for your health. I’m not talking about physical health again. Instead, I’m putting some focus on your mental wellbeing. All the work that you need to do in order to make your indoor garden a success is so relaxing and soothing that it will feel more like a therapy and less like working. To top it all off, you are bringing nature inside your home and there’s probably nothing more relaxing than that.
You Can Sell Your Products
While most people don’t start out with this idea, selling the products that you have organically grown can turn into a small business. It could even turn into a bigger business if you are serious about it. As you can see, in addition to being the perfect hobby, creating an organic indoor vegetable garden can be a lucrative business. If nothing else, that can be a great reason for starting this project right now.