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How to Grow Vegetables Indoors in a Pot

hi I'm Frank John Burkhart Junior I own

Burkhardt nurseries and Pasadena

California and I'm here to show you how

to grow vegetables indoors one of the

things you need to do first of all is

when picking out vegetables you want to

make sure you pick out vegetables that

aren't overgrown picking out vegetables

like this that's too big already and

inside the house you're going to have

issues with lighting where you may have

to use grow bulbs you may have to use

artificial means to give you the

sunlight so you do not want to pick out

overgrown plants always get younger

seedlings that are more compact so they

will give you a little bit more time it

won't stretch out as fast as the older

plants well also when you're growing

plants pick out a container that's

decent size so that you'll be able to

actually grow some vegetables in it

if you only have like a little four inch

pot you only be able to grow one little

lettuce it's going to grow you really

can't feed really much so it's kind of

like a waste of just doing a little one

you know for fun maybe also another

thing when you're going to put something

in the bottom for drainage I always like

to take a little bit of clay pots break

them put them in the bottom and then

I've got my drainage going now I've got

my soil and what I'll do is this will be

my organic soil mix which I always like

to use I'll spread it out very evenly

tamp it to make sure it's firm then what

I'll do is I will go ahead and select

some interesting lettuce I'll maybe take

a few Swiss chard and try those and see

how will I do

and always remember use the lower

vegetables in the front towards the

light and the taller ones in the back so

the taller ones don't shade out the

front ones so here I've got my little

lettuce going in here I've got maybe

another Swiss chard going over here and

I'll make this a little

a bit more decorative so I'll have some

lettuces in the front and then what I'll

do is I'll put some kales in because

then almost have a fresh salad in here

to go and then I've got one more and so

now I've got kind of like how I've

staged it how I want it and so this can

be kind of ornamental but I'll also be

able to grow different foliages I can

use for my salads so then I'll dig those

down dig them down dig them down dig the

kales down get the kales down

this was chard so now everything is dug

in they're all level I've got them

slightly raised so I don't overwater and

now I've got my container ready to go

I'll fertilize later and again what I'll

do is I'll probably use maybe a liquid

fertilizer like liquid fish but what

I'll do is since it's inside you don't

have a fish scent so what I'll do is

I'll take it out to a garage that's

heated that you know I don't want to

freeze all my vegetables out there and

then I'll fertilize look the aromatic of

the fish disappear

then I'll bring it inside so maybe in an

hour two hours or otherwise there's

other organics you can use it will not

smell as much and then basically a water

man let them completely drain out then

I'll bring him in and I'll put them in

my well lit up window or we're on my

little grow lux bulbs I'm Frank

Burkhardt giving you hints on growing

vegetables inside