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Grow Beautiful Swiss Chard Indoors Year Round

I realized what most people don’t know about gardening Indoors is that you can do so without bubblers and grow lights and soil. I wanted to share this corner of my windowsill with you because it’s where these cool cropped veggies are growing despite the temperatures being in the triple digits. Although fall is here around the corner, the high is 107 this week but that won’t stop me growing Swiss chard 🌱 If you look close enough You may be able to see where some of the lower leaves have snapped off by accident. That is ok! Because my tip for you today is to harvest the smaller outer leaves to use in salads or to green up your...

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Matches For Your Garden

Updated 5.11.22 Matches! A secret indoor garden staple. Using matches in your garden can not only deter pests like gnats (the worst!) but also to add fertilizer to your garden.Is this safe? Yes, these techniques have been used for generations! I personally first tested it out on household plants before using it in my edible garden. Sorry to my pothos plants for always being the guinea pigs. If you need convincing try it out on your houseplants before venturing out to your edible plants.So what do match stick heads contain? The main ingredient is phosphorous sulfide which essentially boils down to just phosphorous and sulfur. If you’re a plant nerd you know NPK are the macro nutrients that plants need...

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Epsom Salt! How and Why to Add it to Your Indoor Garden

Let’s head into the weekend with another garden hack that you may have hanging around your house! It’s called magnesium sulfate or MgSO4 7H2O or magnesium sulfate heptahydrate or most commonly known as Epsom Salt 😊It breaks down into essentially magnesium and sulfur (and oxygen) which are micronutrients plants need. We talked about the 2 of the 3 macros in the matchstick post (phosphorus and potassium) but plants also need micros to help them absorb their macros.So what does Epsom salt do to your plants and how much should you use? Epsom salt is really great for flowering plants. For the Coco and Seed kits that includes Thai hot peppers, eggplants, and tomatoes. Will your plants grow without added Epsom...

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Growing Fairy Tale Eggplants Indoors. Harvest!

Growing Fairy Tale Eggplants Indoors! Harvesting them is easy! In this quick video you can not only see how easy it is to harvest these little cuties but also watch me awkwardly talk about them self pollinating. It’s like having “the talk”. 😅 These little ones are great and you can get dozens and dozens and DOZENS of them in a small space Indoors, on your windowsill! Yup! Pretty darn cool if you ask me!   View this post on Instagram A post shared by Indoor Garden Shop (@coco_and_seed) on Oct 8, 2020 at 10:16am PDT    

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How to Make Banana Peel Tea Fertilizer

Rice water fertilizer? Check! Banana peels? You bet! The red sun has been beaming down in Arizona these past several days, you can even see it in the pictures I took of my banana tea fertilizer. I don’t know why but it encourages me to want to use more of what I have around the house and put it back towards my plants! I made several jars of this banana fertilizer after making many loaves of banana bread.   Each mason jar has 3 banana peels and they have been sitting in water for just under 2 days! They have already been fermenting and bubbling. Also reminds me of halloween and the holidays when we will undoubtedly be baking all...

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