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Growing Vegetables and Fruits from Your Apartment

Now days with apartment life as such people are finding ways to grow vegetables and fruits in their homes. It takes a little know how and some basic knowledge of tending to plants indoors.

You have to have a good amount of natural light in your apartment in order to successfully grow vegetables. If the sunlight shifts from room to room seasonally then your vegetable and fruit garden will have to move with the sun if its going to thrive. It is also recommended that you do your research on the type of fruit and vegetable that you want to grow. You want to make sure that the environment of your home can support the type of vegetable or fruit you are interested in. Keep in mind that most plants grow in stages. Each stage requires specific conditions so it can continue to grow and remain healthy. This includes the type and size of container you use for your plant. You have to take into consideration the size of your plant and allow for growth of that plant. All containers for plants must have at least one drain hole at the bottom to allow for excess water to flow out of the container. The top of the container should not be narrow because it makes it difficult when you have to repot the plant.

The type of soil makes a difference for indoor vegetable and fruit gardening as well. Its not recommended to use any type of soil for indoor plants in general. Its better to use a good potting soil or soil less potting mixture. Also because the plant is not growing in the ground it is crucial that you fertilize a vegetable or fruit plant a little more frequently than other plants. An easy type of fertilizer to use is one that is liquid and can be added to water. This way you are watering and fertilizing the plant at the same time. It is also suggested that you practice indoor pollination. Indoor pollination uses a good camel hair paintbrush to jiggle the plant to release the fruit or fruiting vegetable antler from the stigma.

You need plenty of natural light for fruit and vegetable plants. If you don't get lots of bright light there are things like mushrooms that tolerate moderate low light conditions for you to consider growing. Another rule to follow is that root fruits and vegetables and leafy vegetable plants tolerate partial shade. Vegetables that are grown for their fruit and fruit plants need a minimum of 5 hours of direct sunlight daily. Optimum light levels for this type of plant are for 8 to 10 hours of direct sunlight a day. Herbal gardens are also an indoor garden possibility for you to consider. They are the easiest type of food gardens to grown. In any case if you have good sunlight and a little space you can grow fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs in the comfort of your apartment.

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