Are you fed up with having to pay for overpriced and bland vegetables and fruits from your local store? There is a very easy, actually quite fun way to resolve this problem and to never have to pay for those tomatoes tasting like plastic again.
You can set up and grow your own indoor garden, where you will have access to fresh and organic veggies, fruits and herbs all-year-round. But that is not all. Here are the main benefits of having an indoor garden.
1. The quality of the air in your home will improve
Plants are the best, all-natural air filters. Thanks to the fact that they use carbon dioxide and release oxygen, while we do the complete opposite, plants indoors can help improve the air quality in your home drastically. Plants are known to be able to filter out some harmful toxic gases and fumes such as formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene. So, instead of spending money on expensive air purifiers, you can rely on your home plants to keep the air that you breathe clean and fresh all year round.
2. Indoor gardening is therapeutic
It comes to no surprise that there has been a boom in indoor gardening, especially among urban dwellers. Not only is it an excellent way to ensure that you have fresh produce whenever you need it, but also because the process of growing plants is healthy and therapeutic too.
The process of growing, caring for and then picking the fruits of your garden is such an awarding and relaxing experience, that you will quickly forget about the troubles at work once you get back to your indoor garden.
3. You will have access to fresh aromatic herbs right in your kitchen
Imagine just how much better that delicious pasta you love making will taste if you pick oregano and basil leaves straight from a pot in your kitchen. Not only will the food be tastier and more aromatic, but it will be healthier and will be much cheaper to prepare if you start up your own small herbal garden in the kitchen.
Herbs are easy to grow. All they need is a constant temperature, a humidity level less than 50%, carbon dioxide and a lot of light, which you can supply from the sun or by installing grow lights.
As you keep picking the leaves and harvesting your herbs at home, they will continue growing and sprouting over and over again!
4. You and your family will eat clean, fresh and organic produce
When you grow your own fruits, vegetables, and herbs indoors by yourself, you can be absolutely certain what kinds of products and chemicals are going into the plants and their fruits and leaves.
This is something which you can never be certain about when buying these products from the grocery store.
So, once you start up your own indoor garden, you can be sure that you and your family and friends are eating completely organic and healthy products free from artificial and potentially harmful additives.
5. Gardening indoors allows for all year round harvesting and produce
Unlike outdoor gardening, when you plant your garden indoors, you can control the environment completely, no matter whether it is scorching hot, or pouring or freezing outdoors.
Inside, you can use good quality grow lamps, heating and humidifiers to create the perfect environment for your plants to grow and thrive, no matter the season.
You can even set up a grow tent, which will keep the conditions inside absolutely perfect for the sorts of veggies and fruits you are growing.
6. Your mental health will improve
Growing an indoor garden will give you a sense of responsibility, satisfaction, and purpose. It also provides a close connection to nature, even if you live in the middle of a busy city.
In a world obsessed with social media, caring for your indoor garden will do wonders for your mental health, as it will help you disconnect from the harmful effects of being stuck to screens all day, and will restore your natural connection to Mother Nature.
7. It is easy, and anyone can do it
If you are physically impaired or have an injury or health condition which prevents you from spending time outdoors and working on your backyard garden, an indoor garden is a perfect solution for you.
You can take care of your herbs, vegetables, and fruits without the physical effort required for outdoor gardening, and still enjoy all of the benefits of having your own garden.
Plus, you will also be able to eat delicious and healthy produce, without having to make a trip to the store.
8. Growing plants can help make you more compassionate and can improve your empathy levels
As you watch your beautiful plants grow from seeds or seedlings, you will find that you get to love each and every one of them. Gardening requires caring, love, patience, and consistency, which are virtues that we can all work on.
Overall, indoor gardening can make you a much more caring and good person.
There are so many benefits of having your own indoor garden, that you should grab those pots, garden tools, bags of soil and packs of seeds right away and get started right away.
Pretty soon, you will start wondering why you haven’t started up your garden much earlier!