Gardening enthusiasts are not left with too much of choices, when winter approaches. Colder months bring their unique set of challenges, but also bring opportunities for us to grow choicest seeds, bulbs, and cuttings!
If you are planning to start seeds indoors, then you are in for a luck! Thanks to the controlled environment, there are some pretty good options for you.
For vibrant foliage, you can go forColeus– this is great for indoor germination.
If you are looking for flowers, Marigolds, Petunias, Zinnias, andSnapdragons, are some colorful choices! Do not forget to grow herbs like basil, cilantro, parsley, anddill!
Important: Start the seeds in a tray, and use a heating mat if you live in an extremely cold weather. Using grow lights will also support and speed up the germination process.
As these months are devoid of any humidity, you must not miss growing succulents like Echeveria, Sedum, andGraptopetalum.These varieties are really easy to propagate from a single, healthy leaf.
Just make sure you use a good quality succulent mix, and provide ample warmth and light.
If you are looking for options other than succulents, then African Violet and Rex Begonia are worthy contenders. (I have linked them both with our detailed articles on how to grow them from leaf, for you!)
Note: Provide enough light is the key to growing these plants. You can also go for grow lights is necessary.
In these cold months, starting vegetables indoors is a fantastic option for fresh harvest in winter. Some of the best ones you can grow aretomatoes, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplants, lettuce, spinach, andkale.
These veggies are excellent for early planting and you can grow their seeds in a well draining potting mix, in either seed trays or pots.Read more on balconygardenweb.com