Windowsill Planters

For most people in the Northern Hemisphere, it's time to plant our outdoor garden. Time for that lettuce and broccoli, and starting seedlings indoors for the Summer.

But many people don't have the room for a garden. Maybe you live in an apartment, or rent a room somewhere. That's ok. You can still grow your salads!

  • Do you have a windowsill that gets any light? If so, measure it and buy a couple of long planters to fit just so. Or a few planter pots. Don't have a windowsill? Get some planters anyway and while you're at it, hop on down to the Home Depot or Wal-Mart to get a grow (plant) lite to fit one of your lamps.
  • Fill the planter(s) with good potting soil. Make sure you place something underneath to catch the water from when you get over-zealous with the watering.
  • Do you have any seeds: lettuce, spinach, kale, etc.? What about carrots, radishes, scallions or parsley? If not, post an ad on a local free-cycle yahoo group or ask around with your friends and family. Or order some online.
  • Plant according to packet directions. Watch, tend and wait. Within 60 days or so, you'll have fresh vegetables or herbs for healthy meals.

Don't be dependent on the grocery store to sell you produce picked from 2 states away, and might possibly be tainted with who-kn0ws-what. Take care of your food needs yourself. Plant an indoor grocery garden! Enjoy!

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