Cultivating a garden has become increasingly more popular over the last few years. In 2014, nearly 42 million households — roughly 35% of all American homes — grew food at home or in a community garden. But in the dead of winter, it can be difficult to garden in many parts of the country. That’s just one of the many reasons why indoor gardening has taken off. Whether you live in an urban setting or want a way to grow fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers all year round, here are just a few of the advantages that keeping an indoor garden can provide:
- Indoor gardening can improve your health
When you use hydroponics equipment to help grow healthy plants, you’ll likely become healthier, too! Growing plants inside can improve overall air quality, which can help with headaches, eye irritation, and respiratory disorders. And of course, by growing fresh ingredients right at home with indoor gardening supplies, your diet will improve and you’ll have easy access to nutrients you might not otherwise get on a regular basis.
- You have more control over an indoor garden
When you grow plants outdoors, you’ll have to deal with weeds, soil issues, and unexpected weather conditions. But by using hydroponics equipment, you have total indoor garden environmental control. Because you can make adjustments to the nutrients your plants receive at any given moment, you’ll experience superior plant health. That means your flowers will be more vibrant, and your fruits, veggies, and herbs will taste better. Plus, you won’t be limited to growing specific plants at only certain times of the year; anything can be in season whenever you’d like!
- You won’t have to work as hard
Although there are many physical advantages to gardening outside, the labor involved may not be possible for many people, like seniors, kids, or those with disabilities. But because gardening with hydroponics equipment isn’t as labor-intensive, you can reap all the benefits of having freshly grown food without tilling, weeding, or eliminating outdoor pests. By growing your garden indoors, you won’t have to worry about insects, rabbits, or deer eating your hard work, and you’ll eliminate the need for pesticides, too. If you don’t have the time or energy to devote to a large-scale garden outside, an indoor version is your best bet.
Want to start a garden this year? Whether you begin in winter or summer, it’s all possible with our indoor gardening hydroponics systems. To find out more, get in touch with Hydro Empire today!