Ahhhh… Winter, my favorite time of year! (Call me crazy). One thing that I miss most during the winter season is the ability to have a garden but does snow and freezing temperatures limit us from growing fresh produce? Nope! There are always loopholes for gardening 365 days a year.
Indoor Gardening has so many benefits, but make sure you have the necessary space and supplies to ensure a successful indoor garden. Most of the time, space is the biggest factor people face when trying to implement an indoor garden. If you have the space great! If not, there are alternatives to having a few plants rather than a huge set-up!
Even just growing windowsill herbs can be a game-changer for any kitchen! These take up minimal space and supplies to get started! Herbs that do well in windowsills include cilantro, rosemary, chives, parsley, basil, and various mint herbs!
If you have the space to expand upon windowsill herbs, I suggest getting an Aquaponic Kit or LED Grown Lights! These will improve the overall growth and production of your plants! There is an awesome Aquaponic Kit from Amazon. It does come at a price of around $150, but it doubles as a garden and fish tank! (I’ll link the kit at the bottom if you want to check it out!). Aquaponics is the most sustainable way of producing an indoor garden! If this route is a bit over the price budget for your indoor garden, you can purchase LED Growth Lights from various stores like Home Depot, Lowes, and Amazon! They come in a variety of sizes, so pick what best fits your needs!
While even with an Aquaponic Kit or Growth Light you can get amazing results, there is a limit to what can be planted inside. I recommend that you plant produce like tomatoes, peppers, herbs, lettuce, and green onions. This is due to the size of the plant. Generally, these plants make up minimal space across the board. While they may grow tall, they will take up minimal space while resting next to other plants!
Save Save Save every and all seeds from produce that you grow yourself or even from store-bought produce. While some store-bought seeds may be sterile, there are more than likely some that are ready to produce! Carefully separate the seed from the fiber surrounding it, give it a good rinse, and set them out to dry on a paper towel. Once dry, feel free to store in a jar or plant!
Amazon Aquaponics Kit: https://www.amazon.com/AquaSprouts-Garden/dp/B01B4ZRVR4/ref=sr_1_11?crid=2QZ9VS2QHZKX&dchild=1&keywords=aquaponics+fish+tank&qid=1632759735&sprefix=aquaponics%2Caps%2C194&sr=8-11
Led Growth Lights: https://www.amazon.com/JUEYINGBAILI-Spectrum-Dimmable-Brightness-Succulent/dp/B0838XNJS2/ref=sr_1_8?crid=29QLTA9PX3BC&dchild=1&keywords=led+growth+light&qid=1632759778&sprefix=Led+Growth+%2Caps%2C188&sr=8-8