IGM 2020

  1. Indoor Gardening 101: Indoors to Outdoors

    Indoor Gardening 101: Indoors to Outdoors
    Plant Indoors for Better Results Outdoors A variety of new tools now exist for starting plants indoors more easily and successfully than ever before. Gardeners can then transplant the seedlings outdoors and save hundreds versus buying plants at the nursery. In addition, with so many more seed types available than there are pre-started plants, gardens are easily customizable when starting...
  2. Indoor Gardening 101: Plant Food is Love

    Indoor Gardening 101: Plant Food is Love
    Nutrition is Critical to a Healthy Garden When growing outdoors, plants develop elaborate root systems to search out the 13 essential macro and micro nutrients needed for growth. Properly enhanced soils grow plants faster and healthier. Indoors, it's actually easier to ensure proper nutrients for your plants because you’re working with more controlled environments, in smaller containers or using hydroponics...
  3. Indoor Gardening 101: Endless Possibilities

    Indoor Gardening 101: Endless Possibilities
    You Really Can Grow Anything Modern indoor gardens can provide food, flowers and experiences that were impossible in years past without your own personal greenhouse. Here are our favorite five indoor gardens: Fresh Herbs The ability to grow fresh culinary herbs, right in the kitchen, in large enough quantities to actually cook with, is a fairly recent development. Several AeroGarden...
  4. Be the Bee - Pollinate and Grow Happy

    Be the Bee - Pollinate and Grow Happy
    https://youtu.be/kd139lyGQoM Many plants, including tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and melons require pollination in order to produce fruit. When growing outdoors, Mother Nature performs this critical step through wind, animals, bees and other insects. When growing indoors, we need to “be the bee” and perform this task ourselves if we want to enjoy vine-ripened tomatoes in the middle of winter. Generally, there...
  5. How do I harvest, dry, or store my herbs?

    How do I harvest, dry, or store my herbs?
    Harvesting You can find information about harvesting your salad greens and herbs in our previous Indoor Gardening Month articles. Great information here on how to prune and harvest without impacting the health of your plants! Some herbs germinate and grow faster than others, but you can benefit by beginning harvests much earlier than you think.  Most herbs develop bushier growth...
  6. Why Start Seeds Indoors?

    Why Start Seeds Indoors?
    https://youtu.be/82gWM5b-ikc Starting seeds indoors is great for many reasons! First off, more bang for your buck! Buying seed kits gives you the opportunity to grow more than a traditional starter plant and at a lower cost. This will yield you more herbs, veggies and flowers for less coming out of your pocket. There is also a wide variety of plant...
  7. Cut Back to Grow More

    Cut Back to Grow More
    https://youtu.be/hUqxQ43W5Cc Just like getting a haircut, pruning is critical to keeping plants healthy and producing well. Not only does trimming and pruning keep plants well-sized for getting the right amount of water and nutrients in your AeroGarden, but it keeps them from overcrowding and blocking the light from smaller plants that you may be growing.  Prune taller, faster-growing plants from...
  8. Indoor Gardening 101: Finding the Light

    Indoor Gardening 101: Finding the Light
    The Right Light for Indoor Gardening Many classic house plants such as spider plants and ficus trees grow well in the relatively low light levels found in most homes and apartments. With many other plants however, more light is needed to succeed. Salad greens and fresh herbs like basil, chives, and cilantro require a more direct sun or supplemented artificial...
  9. Indoor Gardening 101: Water, Water, Everywhere!

    Indoor Gardening 101: Water, Water, Everywhere!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSLheMuA2n8 Who Needs Soil When You've Got Water? Proper water levels are required by plants to deliver the nutrients and other building blocks for fast, healthy growth. Give them too much water, and plants will literally drown. Give them too little, and plants will wilt and dry; there's a healthy balance.  In addition, different plants prefer different watering conditions. Lettuce...
  10. Moving Your Seedlings Outdoors

    Moving Your Seedlings Outdoors
    https://youtu.be/lXn6BRcd7iE Tips for Successful Transplanting Before transplanting your small sprouts from your AeroGarden to your soil beds outdoors, seedlings need to be hardened off. This means helping the plants get accustomed to strong sunlight, cold nights, and less watering over time. Skipping this step throws your seedlings into something they are not prepared for and will almost certainly result in...

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