Starting an indoor survival garden for slow-growing, cool weather-loving plants

Many survival gardens are typically grown in an outdoor setting. However, indoor survival gardening is also a good method to consider, especially if you are producing slow-growing crops or those that require extra care.

One major thing that you must consider is containers if you opt to grow plants indoors. If you planted in containers with poor drainage, plants may not develop properly and can eventually die. The same way with small containers; this may restrict the roots from growing and may halt the plant’s growth. In growing plants, paying attention to the seasons is also crucial to their development.

Here are three plants that you can grow in your indoor survival gardens:

Bell Pepper

Keeping the soil moist is necessary for bell pepper to thrive. You can successfully do this by having good drainage in each container. This needs full sunlight and a temperature of at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celciius) to germinate. When transplanting them outdoors, the soil temperature must not be below 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius). Placing two pepper plants near one another will allow both of them to receive enough shade.


Retaining moisture in the soil is important for growing cabbage. To grow them properly, you must have a container with good drainage and soil. It must obtain at least six hours of full sunlight per day. This grows best in cooler conditions so it is better to plant cabbage during the months of December to February. In transplanting them, it must be within the two weeks of the appearance of second leaves.


Like the other crops, carrots need good drainage and moist soil. This requires full sunlight but is also tolerant of a bit of shade. This is also one of the cool-season crops so for best results, this should be grown from November to February or during the cool parts of the year. This requires soft soil with slightly acidic pH and is not recommended to be fed with nitrogen-based fertilizers. Before transplanting them, make sure that the first batch of leaves have appeared.

These are just some of the plants you can grow in building your survival garden. If planning to grow one, know the details of the plants’ characteristics and their individual needs before planting them.

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