Starting An Indoor Vegetable Garden Setup

Starting An Indoor Vegetable Garden Setup - student project

Title: How To Start A Vegetable Garden Indoors

Description: 

This class is going to go through all the steps of starting an indoor vegetable garden. This class is perfect for anyone looking to produce vegetables indoors in a small space. In this class we will be looking at the following topics:

  1. Indoor lighting requirements are based on the vegetables you want to grow.
  2. Containers or vessel choices based on your goals
  3. Hydroponic setups
  4. Potting soil setups
  5. Seed choice
  6. Taking cuttings from outdoor plants
  7. Planting in waves for a continuous supply
  8. Fertilizer

This is the perfect class for beginners all the way to advanced gardeners. For this class, you will want to grab a notepad and paper to help you write down exactly what you need based on what you learn. From there you may want to refer back to different portions of this class to review based on where you are in the process.

Class Project:

The class project will be starting your own indoor vegetable plant from either a cutting or a seed. Be sure to include a photo of the entire setup and specifics in regard to the environment. 

  1. Outline your lighting choice and the distance of the light from the plant
  2. Your container, fertilizer and over medium choose. List the reason why this was the route you took
  3. Your seed choice, how many and at what times you choose to space them out.

Intro Video

 

Lesson Title: How to start an indoor vegetable garden

Video Format: Talking head

Media & Visuals: Images of an indoor garden, fresh products & plant care

Lesson Length: 2 min

 

Talking Points and Key Concepts:

- Who I am and how long I have been gardening

- Why indoor gardening is valuable

- Emphasis on how we will make this easy and painless.

 

Project Video

Lesson Title: Class project will be showing your setup for a single plant

Video Format: Talking head

Media & Visuals: Images of my final setup and seed choice

Talking Points and Key Concepts:

- Showing why I choose the medium/container type I did.

- Showing my seed choice and why

- My lighting distance

 

Lesson One:

Lesson Title: Choosing a growing medium

Video Format: Talking head

Media & Visuals: Show hydro and soil setup

Lesson Length: 5 mins

Talking Points and Key Concepts:

Hydro setup options - benefits and downfalls

Potting soil setup - Benefits and downfalls

 

Lesson Two:

Lesson Title: Choosing a seed or cutting

Video Format: Talking head

Media & Visuals: Seed packets, cutting removals, etc

Lesson Length: 5 min

Talking Points and Key Concepts:

The emphasis on non-presevables. Looking at greens vs fruits, dwarf varieties, and leafy greens.

 

Lesson Three:

Lesson Title: Choosing a fertilizer

Video Format: Talking head

Media & Visuals: Fertilizer options

Lesson Length: 5 mins

Talking Points and Key Concepts: Leafy greens vs fruit, hydro vs soil

 

Lesson Four:

Lesson Title: Lighting

Video Format: Talking head

Media & Visuals: Light options

Lesson Length: 5 mins

Talking Points and Key Concepts: Fruiting/flower vs Veg, Grow tents, Intensity and height. Touch on phototropism

 

Conclusion:

Lesson Title: Starting the garden

Video Format: Talking head

Media & Visuals: Setup

Lesson Length: 2 min

Talking Points and Key Concepts:

Complete the class project and show me your final setups. Leave a review and follow to see the next class of seed starting.

Ashley Esakin

Gardening With Science

Teacher