Urban Gardening: Cultivating Windowsill Sprouts

Urban Gardening: Cultivating Windowsill Sprouts
January 13, 2016 logrofarms
TheSill_WindowBox photo by shopterrain.com

The New Year is in full swing and those resolutions aren’t going to keep themselves. If you’ve made a commitment to eating healthier this year, why not start with a simple windowsill garden? This is a manageable project that can chip away at your grocery bill, add more variety to your diet and ensure organic, pesticide-free foods and herbs.

These inspirational ideas are perfect if you are short on outdoor space, live in an apartment or if you want to simply test your green thumb on some smaller scale planting efforts.

Mason-Jar-Herb-Garden-Feature photo by thefarmgirlgabs.com

Photo courtesy of thefarmgirlgabs.com

What You Will Need

Here’s where you get to be creative. We have seen recycled planting containers using everything from tin cans to teacups, mason jars, clothespin tuna can planters and coffee mugs. We encourage you to use as many recycled materials in your indoor gardening endeavor as possible.

clothespin planters photo by 7thhouseontheleft.com

Photo courtesy of 7thhouseontheleft.com

  • Pots, window boxes, vertical planters – containers of your choice that fit the allotted space near a window
  • A windowsill, balcony or porch space – a south facing location is ideal (think as much bright light as possible)
  • Quality potting mix and fertilizer
  • Trays for the plants to sit in – again, recycled materials are ideal
  • Watering can
  • Seedlings or plants

 

What To Grow

A variety of edible plants thrive in an indoor setting. This can include not only essential herbs for cooking, but more substantial foods as well. Below are only a handful of the possible sprouts to select.

greenbean windowsill photo by thesuburbanjungle.blogspot.com

Photo courtesy of thesuburbanjungle.blogspot.com

  • Parsley
  • Lemon balm
  • Oregano
  • Radishes
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Green beans
  • Logro Farms microgreens, wheatgrass or mushrooms – Because of the self-contained kit, these products are great for indoor gardening. They require little attention and effort and produce loads of fresh, organic food for use in a variety of meals and even drinks.

Get started on your super simple windowsill garden and pick up a few Logro Farms kits to grow alongside it.

 

Grown Your Own

 

Sources

http://smartmoneysimplelife.com/how-to-grow-your-own-food-in-an-apartment/

http://www.thegardenglove.com/diy-indoor-herb-gardens/

http://7thhouseontheleft.com/2012/03/diy-clothespin-herb-planters/#.VpU6TZMrLMV

http://www.designsponge.com/2010/04/sneak-peek-nina-of-dwell-studio.html

http://thesuburbanjungle.blogspot.com/2015/03/can-you-grow-green-beans-on-indoor.html