Winter Gardening: Indoor Organic Gardening Secrets

Winter Gardening: Indoor Organic Gardening Secrets

Not all of us have the space to grow an outdoor garden. Some of us don’t even have outdoor space. This doesn’t mean you have to sit back and not utilize your green thumb. Indoor gardening is a perfect option for those living in the city, an apartment, or other tight quarters. There are various types of plants that you can grow indoors. You can grow pretty much anything you wish including vegetables and herbs. The first step is to select a container and a location to start your indoor garden.

Windowsill gardening with EcoScraps.

Windowsills are a great place to start your indoor organic garden. If you don’t have a windowsill, then counter-tops or tabletops near a window are other options. In order to have strong and healthy plants, you will need to find the location with an excellent source of sunlight. The container you choose to use will also have an impact on the success of your garden. Be sure to choose a container that will allow for proper drainage. Containers or pots that are lightweight and easy to move will help you transport your plant throughout the day to sunny locations. After your container has been selected, it is time to add the organic EcoScraps Potting Mix. Choosing organic soil over traditional soils will greatly help your garden be healthy without the added pesticides.


Growing vegetables indoors can be tricky, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen, it will just require a little more attention and care. Tomatoes, beans, peppers, and eggplants are great vegetables to try growing indoors. Most vegetables, like tomatoes, require a lot of sunlight. The success of your plant may greatly depend on how much light it is getting. So, it may be best to place your plant at a south-facing window. Remember to water your plants frequently, but not too much. Over-watering is a common mistake made by many gardeners. Also, depending on the type of vegetables you are growing, you will need to choose a pot large enough for the roots to grow.


Herbs are great plants to grow when it comes to indoor gardens. Herbs can be added to food for flavor or used as natural remedies. Some herbs that do well indoors include: thyme, basil, sage, oregano, and mint. You can plant a variety of these plants into one pot or plant them individually.  Growing herbs indoors is convenient because whenever you need to use them, they are right there in your home.

Now it is time to start your garden. Whether you choose to grow vegetables or herbs, you will find out right away that all your plants need a little TLC (tender love and care). Gardening is definitely a balancing act. You don’t want to over-water or underwater. You need enough sunlight, but not too much that your soil will dry out. But this is all part of the fun and gratification of gardening. So, go out, experiment, grow, and enjoy your indoor garden.

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