The Indoor Gardening Blog by IGWorks

How to Start Growing with Your iHarvest

How to Start Growing with Your iHarvest

Starting your seedlings:

If you purchased a seedling starter kit at IGWorks.com starting your seedlings will be easy.

Propagation Kit

  • Assemble the kit and place it on the heating mat
  • Place 1-3 seeds in each rapid rooter pod
  • Make sure the pods are nice and wet, but that water does not pool up in the kit
  • Watch your seedlings grow, and place them in the iHarvest when they’ve sprouted

If you didn’t purchase a seedling starter kit, don’t worry.  You can make your own...


Growing Plants from Seeds

Growing Plants from Seeds

Introduction and Basics:

Growing plants from seeds can be a difficult process.  Older seeds, or those exposed to extreme temperatures or environments will have difficulty sprouting, and some plants are famous for having low germination rates no matter how well you treat them.  While there is nothing that you can do to guarantee that every seed you plant grows, you can significantly increase germination rates with a few, simple tips.

Tip #1 – Keep your seedlings from ever becoming dry (but don’t have them drenched in water)

Tip #2 – Keep your seedlings in a warm environment.

Tip...


Pruning, Trimming and Topping Your Indoor Garden Plants

Pruning, Trimming and Topping Your Indoor Garden Plants

Overview:

When gardening fruits and vegetables indoors, you’ll want to grow as much as you can in a small space.  One means of doing this is to use ‘Dwarf’ varieties of plants, as described in a previous post titled “Small Plants that Yield Big Indoor Harvests.”  Whether you’re using dwarf varieties of plants or not, you will find that proper pruning will result in healthier plants that produce fruits and veggies all year long.

What is Plant Pruning?

When gardening indoors, pruning, trimming and topping your plants will result in more bushy and compact produce that yields more fruit.  Because...


Small Plants that Yield Big Indoor Harvests

Small Plants that Yield Big Indoor Harvests

Overview:

A lot of people question whether they can grow cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and other large vegetables with their iHarvest indoor garden.  The answer is yes!  But, if you want to get a high yield out of your plants, you’ll want to choose varieties of these plants produce lots of fruits and veggies in small spaces.  These varieties of plants are generally referred to as Dwarf variety, or sometimes Bush variety plants.  A Google search for Dwarf variety tomatoes or Dwarf variety cucumbers, for example, will provide a lot of great results.

What are Dwarf Variety Plants?:

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Propagating Plants from Cuttings

Propagating Plants from Cuttings

A Quick Intro to Propagating Plants from Cuttings:

Growing a plant from a cutting offers at least two distinct advantages over growing from seed? 

  • Plants grown from cuttings will often grow more quickly than those grown from seed
  • Plants grown from cuttings have the exact same genetics as those of the original plant

Plants tend to grow much more quickly in hydroponics than they do in soil, so that’s not why l grow some of my plants from cuttings.  I grow from cuttings when I have a plant that grows much more fruit than others.  For instance,...