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The Basics

Though the idea may seem daunting at first, for a successful indoor garden all you need is the same ingredients used outside. The only purchases you need to make are lighting, pots, plants, soil, and mycorrhizae or fertiliser (larger setups will also need ventilation and possibly automatic watering systems). Let us take you through the basics, and you will know where to begin.

Space

This is largely dependent on what you want to grow and how much of it. We always recommend starting with a few different varieties of plants, and a few of each variety. If your tight on space, you may have to cut down to a couple of pots, but if you can afford the space it, have a go with around 10 pots. Have a think about where in your house is underused, and see if you can plan into that area. Also take into consideration if power and ventilation are going to be accessible, and any natural light is a huge bonus.

Light

Although in the past this has been a big hinderance --- expensive lights that use huge amounts of electricity and get dangerously hot --- not any longer! With the progression of LED grow lights, you can now power your set up with lighting that uses the equivalent of an energy saving bulb. Check out our lighting info section or have a browse of the products available.

Ventilation

Plants need fresh air and a good balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide to promote healthy growth. If you provide them with this, they will in return clean and filter the air in your home. If your space has windows that open, or there are windows close enough, or a good air flow through the house, you will be fine with natural ventilation. If your unsure if your space is quite good enough, a small fan or two ill help not only to freshen the air, but to also provide a bit of wind, causing your plants to grow strong, healthy stems.

Plants

The choice of plants to grow is an important one, choosing slow growing plants, or very large varieties, or climbers may not be the best option to start off with. Obvious easy starter plants are salads, tomatoes, herbs, and other similar plants. If its easy to grow in the garden, it should be easy to grow indoors!

Water

Depending on your set up, its size, and how much your are home (or remember) to water, you may want to consider an automatic watering system. A wide variety  of options are available to suit small and large needs. 

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