What to do in Winter?
By GarrettW.Martin on November 27, 2012
What to do in winter, part 1.
Now that Thanksgiving is done, and the snow will, what will I do in the winter? Lucky for me, I have an indoor garden. Some of you may only have outdoor gardens. This is a perfect time to set up an indoor garden. Many indoor gardeners prefer a south east facing window for natural indirect sun. I, like many others do not have this option. I live in an apartment, with three windows. Two that face East by North East. and one that faces West. So my plants do not get a lot of direct sun time, and around noon are in shade for the rest of the day.
What do you do?
So what do I do? Well, I have talked before about having a few fish tanks. Fish tanks are good for a few reasons. They hold humidity well, you can move several plants very easily, and you can add just about any type of lighting that you need. Also if you are looking for something out of the ordinary, a fish tank is a fairly inexpensive way to add a unique touch to your indoor garden.
Thanks, but no tanks.
If you do not want to use the fish tank route, I would suggest purchasing grow lights to set over your indoor garden. If you are in an odd spot like I am, this is your best option. There are many types of grow lights, so make sure you do your research. You will need to know a few things before you go out and buy. What type of lights do you want to use? How big of an area are you lighting. I prefer LED lights for the energy saving reasons. You want to keep your energy bill down, as well as having a smaller carbon footprint. To figure out how much lighting you need read my article on it here.
Any other good ideas?
I have loads of good ideas. If you want to see more, check back tomorrow as I talk about fun hobby plants that will keep you working all winter, everyday. Yes everyday.
Thanks for reading.
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