Does anyone know how to grow a vegetable garden indoors?

Has anyone planted a garden inside? We rent and dont have much of a yard, is there a way to plant some veggies indoor. any advice? dos and donts? thank you

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Softwater

Asked by Softwater at 7:09 PM on Jan. 25, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • well the same rules that apply outside would apply inside.. they need soil, good drainage, and sunlight. herbs tomatoes, leafy greens do okay in pots inside.

    3gr8tKids

    Answer by 3gr8tKids at 7:12 PM on Jan. 25, 2009

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  • DO's - basically what 3gr8tkids said
    DON'T's - knock it over
    LOL
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:14 PM on Jan. 25, 2009

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  • do you have access to a balcony or patio that gets lots of sunlight? you could do a container garder..using a couple big pots (at least 1 1 /2 ft deep-1 1/2ft wide)..you can plant peppers, tomatoes, strawberries, onions..several different things, as long as you make sure you don't over plant/plant things too close...for tomatoes/any veg that will require staking-plant in very middle of pot, and smaller-spreading vegs around edges. its a matter of planning the placement..since you only have so much space to work with. if you don't have a very good sunlit area indoors, you may have to use a growlight. herbs and other smaller items will do well in sunny windows, in small containers. you can plant just like you would in the ground; prepare the soil, use appropriate fertilizers, and water according to need.
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 7:19 PM on Jan. 25, 2009

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  • You can also check into hydroponic gardening. No soil needed.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 7:49 PM on Jan. 25, 2009

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  • One thing to remember: if the plant has flowers they'll need pollinating. You can pollinate by hand. Just pick one flower and dab it onto another flower to transfer the pollen. I've had success doing this with a dwarf lime tree and cucumbers in the house. NOTE: Most vine plants like cucumbers, squash and pumpkins have male and female flowers. Male flowers have NOTHING below the flower, while female blossoms have what looks like a tiny cucumber/squash/pumpkin below their blossom on the stem. In these cases pick the male blossom and dab it on the female blossoms.
    michiganmom116

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 11:26 PM on Jan. 25, 2009

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