How to grow bulbs and corms indoors

With the right environment and soil it’s possible to grow many bulbs, corms and tubers indoors. Different species require different conditions, so check the packaging they came in or do some research. As a rule of thumb, most require a…

Growing rosemary at home

Growing rosemary at home Rosemary is a wonderfully fragrant and useful herb. It’s an evergreen perennial shrub, and a member of the mint (Labiatae) family. Its Latin name Rosmarinus officinalis means ‘dew of the sea’, as in the wild it grows within reach of…

How to grow fruit indoors

How to grow fruit indoors Growing fruit indoors seems a bit strange but it’s perfectly doable if you have a nice sunny window and the right container. Strawberries and raspberries, for example, are quite suited to life in a hanging basket or barrel, while indoor…

Growing potatoes indoors

As with other root veg, potatoes need a deep container if you’re going to grow them indoors. You can either buy seed potatoes or simply use any you have around that are sprouting. Potatoes need a lot of light if…

How to grow chives

Chives make a great addition to plenty of meals. They are a hardy herb that don’t need fertilising, and will even tolerate a bit of neglect, which is a comfort if you’re new to indoor gardening. You need… a herb…

How to grow orchids

Orchids are absolutely beautiful, and make great indoor plants. They can withstand the dry heat of central heating, and so suit a warm room (a bedroom or lounge). If you’re a new gardener, start by buying a plant from a…