There are several indoor farming techniques or methods. You could do Aquaponics. It’s a very hands on type of farming that is increasing in popularity on a daily basis.

It requires more time and effort than other methods, but if you like to have fish as part of your regular diet it complements a garden nicely.

The reason it takes so much more time, is you have to keep a watchful eye on your fish. A good amount of filtering is necessary, so you need to test their water daily for pH, and ammonia in order to keep them healthy. They can usually handle a little yoyo action in the pH value of the water, but allow too much ammonia in their water, and it becomes difficult for them to breathe.

I remember being in L.A. once, at our family friends’ home on top of one of those hills that place is so famous for, trying to swim and play in the pool. We could only last about 30 minutes at a time before we had to go inside under the air conditioning because of the smog outside. Living on the hill, they were much closer to it than the folks walking around town. I would imagine this is how the fish feel when too much ammonia is in their water.

Container Gardening

In all likelyhood, anything you grow indoors is going to be in a container, with the possible exception of a large greenhouse or hoop house. Container gardening, though, can entail using soil of some sort, or just water. You would have to mix in your nutrients, of course, but both methods have been proven successful.



  1. I have a question I have a rabibt, and he eats herbs. They’re super expensive where I live, so I decided to plant my own for him I planted Basil, Cilantro and parsley in pots in my window seal in our sunroom. It’s been about 4 weeks now and all are sprouting up everywhere, but I put down a thick layer of seeds all around the pot, so they’re sprouting up SUPER thick. Do I HAVE to thin them out? If so, how do I do that? they’re still small. I just don’t want to kill them :/thanks.

    • Hey Ayushi,
      It’s a good idea to thin them out after they get about 3 or 4 inches tall. Depending on how big your pots are, it is a good idea to leave only one or two of the biggest or strongest plants in the pots. If you want, you can always get other pots and replant some of the ones you take out. Those 3 herbs get pretty thick when they grow well, and it sounds like you’re doing a good job. If your pots are bigger than 5 or 6 inches in diameter, you might could grow 3 or 4 in a pot. Another 4 wks. and you should be in real good shape. Good luck.

  2. With populations already large and still exploding, growing food in the city for the city makes sense not only environmentally but also commercially. The future could see us integrate solar panels on a greenhouse roof with waste heat streams from server farms within a building, possibly even creating zero-emission urban farms.

    • That’s true. I saw a tweet today about how the average head of lettuce travels 1700 miles to it’s final destination. I consider that ridiculous. Some also define local food production as a 250 mile radius. I also believe that is to great a distance. When it comes to food, people should be able to get anything they desire within and hour of their house. It just isn’t that difficult and it would be a tremendous benefit to the earth and to anyone who plans to continue breathing air.
      Thanks for the comment and stop by again sometime.

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