A Guide to Growing a Garden Without a Backyard


April 26, 2019

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Park City is one of the greatest places in the country for home gardens. With nutrient-rich soil, the possibilities are endless. But if you don’t have the space or opportunity for an outdoor garden, here’s our guide to growing your produce indoors.

Choosing the Right Plants

Dealing with temperatures and windows to mimic the environment outdoors can get complicated quickly. For best results, choose plants that can grow under artificial light and mature quickly. Also consider plants that can grow compact enough to stay in their containers without outgrowing their space. Plants that work best are beets, carrots, herbs, leafy greens and more.

What You’ll Need

The most successful way to grow plants in doors is to set up a DIY Grow Light System. You’ll need wire shelving and cool fluorescent tube lights, with the lights attached under each shelf so they’re directly above your plants. To make life easier, schedule the lights on a timer so you won’t need to remember to turn them on and off. For your plants themselves, you’ll need growing containers, seeds and soil.

How It’s Done

Assemble your grow light system or choose an area of your home away from heat sources. If growing from a seed, follow the instructions for each plant on the back of the seed package and keep the soil evenly moist until the seeds germinate.  If you’re purchasing seedlings, repot them if roots are showing through the drain holes. Keep the lights about 2-inches above the plants and adjust the lights as plants grow. For best growing, keep your lights on for 12-16 hours a day. Water twice a week and wait for your plants to grow!

Overall, good planning is the key to a successful vegetable garden, both indoors and outdoors! With indoor gardening, you don’t need to worry about the winter ending your season making it possible enjoy a fresh harvest year-round. If you’re in the market for a second home in a city you can enjoy year-round, check out Park City. With endless outdoor activities in both winder and summer, it’s the perfect place for a recreational, adventurous lifestyle. Visit https://shorelineparkcity.com/ to speak with a representative today and let us help you find your next vacation home.

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