About Me

Ashley RosaWell, I go by Ashley Rosa, and I am the owner of the Mygardenings.com blog. It’s all about grow tents, grow lights reviews, guides, and news.

If you are looking to learn anything about indoor gardens, then I am your go-to person. The blog talks about everything that’s helpful to both newbies and experts alike.

I am not only passionate when it comes to indoor gardening, but I am experienced in it. Basically, gardening indoors is my forte and I am a seasoned expert in it. So, you are not only getting opinionated advice, but you are getting the real deal. Every piece of information comes directly from the horse’s mouth.

I am actually an alumni of Dartmouth University where I graduated with Environmental Science a lifetime ago.

But, it wasn’t until I focused on indoor gardening that I found my true calling. So, with a passion for driving my conviction, I took a Garden-based course from Cornell University situated at Ithaca, New York.

Cornell University is popular for its agricultural programs, especially the prestigious garden-related course. Which is usually crammed by students from all over the world.

While at Cornell University, I learned a lot of aspects regarding indoor gardening and even managed to write an impressive thesis, which got translated into French, German, Spanish, and Italian. Therefore, everything you read in this is genuine and well-researched. And most importantly, the information here comes from experience.

Why Read My Blog

For starters, I have a knack for doing thorough research before penning down anything. I mean, you have to understand that indoor gardening is so dynamic and nothing ever remains the same.

For instance, new companies always come up with great tent ideas, and new technologies on carbon filters and led grow lights are ever-changing. Therefore, I have to keep up with emerging trends.

Well, the best thing about this site is that you’ll be on know-how when it comes to new information regarding indoor gardening.

Most of my readers tend to comment on what they think of the information or content they’ve just read. I get lots of inbox messages on what to do, or recommendations regarding a certain grow light or something like that.

Because of this, I am always available to offer the best and most useful answer. My main objective of this site is to offer as much as I can to anyone that’s interested in indoor gardening.

Gardening Projects, And Journal PapersWhile in College

While in Cornell University, I was done with the Garden-based course within 14 months even though it usually takes an average of 2 years to complete.

It was the passion that drove me to completely focus and concentrate on my studies. But what made the professors impressed were the projects I was doing at the time whilst studying the course simultaneously.

I was experimenting with the types of the gnat infestation in an indoor garden. I tried lots of methods, some of which worked, but it was the more natural and environmentally-friendly mulching and watering method that won.

I mean, my study on “Natural Ways of Ridding Off Gnats on Indoor Gardened Plants” had positive reviews from peers. You can actually find it on various journal platforms like ScienceDirect and Researchgate. You can check it out.

While in Cornell, I collaborated with other students, as well as off-campus indoor gardeners, to plant different types of seedlings.

Being in New York, we decided to only work with plants that rarely do well in the state’s weather. For instance, we imported unique plants from foreign countries and decided to plant them here. An example is an opium!

Well, it was hilarious at first, but then we thought to ourselves, “What the hell? Why can’t opium be grown in a country like the United States?” So we gave ourselves a challenge.

We thought opium’s successful growth in the U.S., particularly New York would be a great breakthrough for the medical world, whereby pharmaceutical manufacturing companies won’t have to import the raw products.

Luckily, this worked perfectly. We copied the weather in Vietnam and carefully monitored the seedlings as they grew from one stage to another. Once again, we wrote a journal paper and sent it to top pharmaceutical firms in the country. The feedback was positive, which translated into positive grades from the professors.

I am humbled that some of the journal works I wrote with colleagues have been published in French, German, Spanish, Italian, and several other languages.

8 Years of Experience

To write about gardening, one must have a good amount of knowledge of gardening tools and the ins and outs of this topic. Or else, I talked with other professional gardeners and walked around to visit their garden.

I personally gathered all ideas and qualifications I should have. Further courses helped me a lot to write and share my experiences with all of you.

Grow tents are very handy gardening tools for inner gardening. Before you start growing with it, advice from experienced gardeners is much needed to learn. Thus, you can make your journey the most successful one.

I started using grow tents more than 4 years ago. I didn’t escape this convenient way to implement on growing. The first time, I made a choice of location where I would have to set up the grow tent.

Personally, I have used a lot of grow tents in those years. Some of them are wastage of money. And some of them are worth the investment. From the ups and down experience of gardening, I am aiming to suggest to you to it.

What I’ve Learned Over the Years

I personally gathered all ideas and qualifications I should have. Further courses helped me a lot to write and share my experiences with all of you.

Use large grow tents when you have big areas in your residences. How many plants you will grow is one of the major facts to decide.

The canopy control seems easier when you have similar plants to grow. I personally do so.  I applied some particular growing techniques. Nutrient film techniques and other hydroponic systems are best for plants.

Whatever grow tents you used, first of all, read the instructions. At the initial stage, it may appear frustrating or intimidating for you. I also felt the same. But sooner, I cope with it by applying my gardening knowledge.

Then, I did fix the light fixtures by adjusting it with the tent ability. The size of the lamp defines the requirement of cooling materials. Using a single grow light for grow tent is better for small or medium-sized grow tents I think.

When finding the right grow light for indoor gardening tents, I used a humidity meter for environment control issues when needed. Meters will enable you to get the ideas when you are not there to check them personally.

Humidity should be neutral and I can explain it from my experience. Mold growth can eventually increase when it is high humidity. Also, low humidity causes the generation of spider mites. I made a nice set up of the growing equipment’s reading the instruction when I was a newbie like you. Gradually, I became an avid gardener and habituated to using grow tents most.

If you want handy hangers for use, I would like to suggest you use a decent one. These are light-duty in properties. Moisture is a vital element for plant’s healthy growth. So, take care of this fact.

In a grow tent, one thing is very important to know that I had faced once. To increase the ultimate efficiency in an indoor planting, keep variance with the grow light intensity and the heat. Excessive heat might be one of the special causes for the yellowing of leaves.

Indoor Gardening Is Growing and Becoming Popular

In recent years, there has been a spike in more people engaging in indoor gardening. The main reason, at least according to me, is the fact that more people are engaging in marijuana indoor gardening.

I mean, more and more people, especially the millennials, tend to plant their own marijuana. This is to avoid instances with the police. Which is perfectly understandable.

Research by 2020’s IKEA Life at Home report shows that 56 percent of people worldwide are embracing the practice of indoor gardening.

This is a clear indication that you shouldn’t be left out. You can start with that small, one-pot marijuana plant and then move on to planting tomatoes indoors, and then kick off with onions, or anything you use frequently.

Indoor gardening is really helpful, especially now with the Covid-19 lockdowns yet keeping us within enclosed apartments. Anyway, let’s have a look at some other reasons why indoor gardening is becoming popular.

a) The Corona Epidemic

There is no doubt about this. Ever since the epidemic hit the world, no one wants to go outside. And even though it was hard in the beginning, things have started to open up; however, most people are still stuck within their houses. Therefore, most folks decided to start indoor gardening.

b) It is Therapeutic

Psychiatrists are increasingly advising their patients to look for therapeutic activity. And what’s a better way to do this than indoor gardening. The fact you’ll be tending to small plants and watch them grow to maturity for harvest, you’ll have some sense of purpose.

c.) It’s a Buzz

Yes, the issue of FOMO real. I mean, indoor gardening has become so popular that no one wants to be left out. Therefore, the Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) is real. Basically, folks have been visiting the houses of their friends practicing indoor gardening. And what they’ve seen is something they’d like to jump into.

Nonetheless, it doesn’t matter what the reason is, I honestly think you should start doing indoor gardening because it comes with lots of upsides. Just subscribe to my newsletter and Gmail notifications at Mygardenings.com and you’ll have all the required information on indoor gardening.

Why You Should Consider Indoor Gardening (Its Benefits)

Without a doubt, growing plants (not just marijuana) in your home is a rewarding activity. It not only helps you have access to the plant all through the year, but it also aids in sprucing up your home. Oh yes, indoor grow tents are usually attractive and can make your house look good.

But that’s not everything a grow tent can do. It gives you a sense of purpose, whereby you have something to hope for as you wait to harvest your plants. It is also therapeutic because you have to tend to the plants and the tent just like you would a baby.

Nonetheless, there are other reasons for owning a grow tent and engage in indoor gardening. That is, there are a number of benefits that come with indoor gardening. So let’s have a look at some of them.

You Have Access to Fresh Organic Produce

You will still have access to fresh produce because you have your own plant, fruit, or organic farm. Your crop, though, is not ready for harvest, you say? You can monitor the seasons while developing indoors.

If you like all year round fresh vegetables, change the hours when you launch a new crop. Out of season, trying to produce fruit? To give them the right atmosphere to harvest their fruits, use rising lights and environmental controls such as heaters, humidifiers, or irrigation.

It is often convenient to grow your herbs indoors, particularly if you grow them in your kitchen, next to a sunny window.

Simply plucking a few leaves of fresh basil from your plant or snipping off a few chives and applying your own fresh tomatoes to sauces, smoothies, or some other dish you’re cooking is a great feeling.

Protecting Plants Against Harsh Weather

One of the big perks of growing your garden indoors is that you monitor the temperature. There will be no sudden cold blasts, no violent winds, and no days of extreme heat that will force your plants to wilt in the great heat.

Growing your plants indoors prevents any harsh weather from harming their fragile leaves, particularly if you live in a region of severe weather, be it snow storms or scorchers.

There are many plants that are very resilient and can tolerate a wide variety of climates, but if you cultivate a more temperamental species, it will help them survive by giving them a place to live inside your home.

Setting up your plants indoors enables you to select how close they are to a window, whether or not there is a draft on them or grow lights to complement their light source.

Protecting Plants from Insects and Moth

Weather is not the only unpredictable aspect that comes with outdoor development. While it is possible that in an indoor garden you may see spider mites, scales, mealybugs, or any variety of disgusting little pests, the risk of an infestation is far, much smaller than when the plants reside outdoors.

When taking new plants in, please make sure to inspect them closely for any would-be interlopers, and even give them a few days of quarantine to ensure they’re safe to introduce to your indoor garden.

Keeping an eye on the indoor plants is also much better and prevents an infestation until it can really take root. Insects are not the only predators from which your plants need protection.  There are many creatures and pests that enjoy coming into your garden and eating on the fruits of your labor.

Indoor Gardening is Like an Emotional Therapy

Plants can be a fantastic business, but it can go far beyond tending to an indoor greenhouse. We have to take care of the needs of our plants and a deeper sense of humanity will be encouraged by this simple gesture.

In reality, plants can respond favorably to individuals who speak to them but talking to your plants can also serve as a form of therapy for you.

It can be very relaxing and soothing for pruning, watering, repotting, and many of the other activities involved with caring for your yard. Inside your home, having plants to care for will alleviate stress and depression, thus providing a feeling that you are not alone.

As a way to get exercise and improve mental health, some doctors actually recommend gardening.

Acts Like an Educational Tool

It can be a lot of labor to take care of plants. You need to continue to water them, make sure they get the right amount of heat, and if their needs are not fulfilled, change their climate.

It will be a wonderful way to educate them about responsibilities, caring for another living being and developing a schedule they would need to keep to make your children help you create an indoor garden.

It can also be a wonderful instrument for educating them about plant genetics, life cycles, ecology, and sustainable agriculture.

To make the learning process much more fun and stimulating, there are many gardening kits designed for everyone. You just need to visit various webpages here on Mygardenings.com and you’ll learn a lot.

Final Thoughts

Basically, all I can say when it comes to indoor gardening, I have garnered lots of experience over the years. And because of the passion I have, every piece of information on this site is real, authentic, and genuine.

Finally, I can say that the size of an indoor grow tent ultimately defines how your horticulture garden will look like. That’s why, for enclosed areas, the gardening equipment should be set up flexibly.

Yet, grow tents have such kind of infrastructures that seems challenging at the initial stage. Hopefully, you will get habituated to using grow tents sooner. “And hey, I am always there to answer what is peeping on your mind out of curiosity.”

Since indoor gardening is a bourgeoning home practice, you don’t want to be left out. So join the bandwagon and learn more about it in my blog. With my experience and extensive research, you’ll always stay abreast of everything and anything that’s got to do with indoor gardening.