Indoor gardening is continuing to be the latest craze in horticulture. It’s a hobby that doesn’t take much time and effort to set up. But to get great results you need to put some effort into taking care of your new-found vegetable friends. Take care of them and you’ll find indoor container vegetable gardening a worthwhile and rewarding activity. Here are other reasons why indoor vegetable gardening rocks:
Fresh produce is within an arm’s reach (literally). One of the perks of growing your own herbs and vegetables is that you can be assured that you’re eating veggies that are not contaminated with growth hormones (“plant steroids” as I like to call them), pesticides and preservatives. You’ll also have bragging rights. After all, self-sustainability is cool!
Plants are natural air purifiers. Did you know that indoor air is 50 times more polluted than outdoor air? Yikes! What’s even more scary is the fact that the average human being spends just over 90% of his/her time indoors. Those facts should be enough to make you set up camp outside your own home. To counter this, grow plants indoors. Indoor plants, whether they be simple flower plants or a variety of indoor vegetables, help keep air circulation at a norm inside your home. They help get rid of excess heat by converting carbon dioxide in the air to oxygen.
It’s therapeutic! There’s nothing as refreshing as the sight of flora in your own home. There’s something about the color green after all. On a psychological level, the color green makes us feel safe. It tells us that we can relax. Just like any other hobby, container vegetable gardening can give you that sense of achievement you so often need. Watching your indoor plants grow and reaping the fruits of your efforts will allow you to feel that.