Growing Indoors Can Make Your World a Better Place
*By Cindy Dixon
There are several reasons why growing indoors can make your world a better place. Here are a few for you to consider. Since you control the environment, you aren’t tied down to a specific growing season; growing food happens year-round. The kitchen is always open and ready for you to harvest a tasty treat every day of the year. Imagine growing food for your family throughout the year and not have to do any major weeding or pest control. When you control your environment, chances are you won’t have to put up with pests and unwelcomed guests (aka insects/weeds).
During these unsettling times, food security is a concern. You’ll know exactly what is and isn’t in your food. Since you decide when to harvest, you know your food is FRESH and hasn’t been sitting on a shelf for days. Food that is alive is more nutritious. You literally have nutrient-rich food at your fingertips!
Growing indoors can be a first step to becoming self-sufficient for you and your family. You don’t have to wait too long to begin eating wholesome food. In as little as a few days, you can have sprouted micro-greens at home. They are easy, quick, inexpensive, and fun! Why not spice things up while you’re at it…grow herbs! Herbs are used for a variety of things from aromatherapy to culinary uses to cleaning products as well as home remedies, to name a few.
What if you live in an apartment or have limited space, how can you grow indoors? Gardening indoors doesn’t require a lot of space. All you need is a window and windowsill/countertop. In addition, there are many creative ways to grow in a small space: 3-tiered baskets, strawberry pots, containers and living walls are just a few ideas to help you grow your food indoors.
Growing indoors provides healthy, nutritious food, but did you know that it helps you ‘clean up your air’? According to the EPA, most people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors; why not make your time indoors more nutritious, fruitful, and clean! Plants release phytochemicals that suppress mold spores and bacteria found in ambient air. Plant filled rooms contain 50-60% fewer airborne molds and bacteria. Good indoor air quality is vital for good health. Some of the added benefits of growing indoors include:
Purifies the air
Adds humidity to the air
Boosts concentration and memory
Make connections to nature
Can block an unattractive view
Make your world a better place begins at home. Whether you’re growing micro-greens, herbs, vegetables, or fruits, gardening is the IN thing to do! To find out more about growing indoors, check us out on Agriscaping.com.
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