How to grow salad green indoor
Gardening Jan 21, 2021
Introduction: Salads make great summer meals and are a tasty addition to your lunchbox or dinner table any time of the year. They make the perfect light meal and leafy greens are healthy as they have vitamin K, anti-oxidants, low carbs, low calorie, and a low glycemic index.
Popular herbs to grow and use in your salads include:
How to begin;
The nice thing about this varieties don’t need a lot of space or soil to grow and they grow fairly fast. They grow well in temperatures that we’re most comfortable at in the house.
- Fill your container with potting soil and make sure that the container should have proper drainage holes.
- Plant the saplings or sow the seeds with proper depth and space.
- Cover the seeds with a fine layer of potting soil. Gently tamp down to firm the seeds in, then water carefully using a watering can fitted with a fine rose.
- The seedlings will normally take five to ten days to germinate.
- Once the seedlings appear you’ll probably need to thin them out a little. Remove some of the seedlings so that those remaining are spaced a minimum of an inch apart.
- The leaves are ready to cut four to six weeks after sowing.
Points to be considered:
- Select proper container: salad plants don’t have very deep roots, which is why shallow bowls work perfectly for planting them indoors.
We can choose fiber pots, plastic pots, ceramic pots, only thing we need consider that it should have proper drainage holes.
- Soil: As we are growing in indoor the soil should be porous in nature and nutrient rich soil.
- Water: based on soil moisture condition water the plants.
- Light: about 3 to 4 hours of sunlight is sufficient for salads.
How to Harvest Your Greens
There are many ways to harvest salad greens. In all cases, you want to make a clean cut using a knife or scissors. Most greens will re-grow after cutting, you can pluck individual leaves or entire heads can be harvested based on preference.
- Leafy greens and raw veggies are a superb source of natural fiber, and consuming enough fiber each day helps to control blood sugar, weight loss and healthy weight maintenance.
- The carotenoids found in the green leafies like spinach, Romaine and Red Lettuce help the eyes to adjust from bright to dark, and to filter out high intensity light levels, protecting them from the formation of damaging free radicals.
- Romaine lettuce contains two key nutrients in significant levels that help to protect the heart muscle: folate and fiber. High levels of folate have been shown to assist in the prevention of stroke and cardiovascular disease.
- The high levels of water found in salad veggies improves hydration in our bodies, which is necessary for youthful skin tone and various basic bodily functions.