There are many ways to grow food in small spaces without an outdoor garden. Growing food is not reserved for gardeners on rural acreages or spacious front yards. There are ways to grow food in and outside of your home, in small spaces, all year round. With a sunny window, a little bit of room to grow, water and soil, and some love and attention, you can have fresh food every day – yes, every day!
Windowsills, countertops, hanging window planters, and apartment patios are all perfect spaces to start a container garden. Closets can make an ideal home for several nutritious plants if you have access to grow lights. The most significant perk of growing in your house is the controlled environment. You can grow many food items all year long, keeping an eye on windowsill plants during days with extreme temperatures.
Recycled food containers are often the perfect vessel for holding enough soil to start your plants. Repurpose items in your home such as yogurt containers and salad boxes and fill them with nutrient-dense greens. If you want a more aesthetically-pleasing indoor garden, find yourself an artsy pot! Make sure that your pot has drainage holes at the bottom. If you are repurposing a food container, poke holes in the bottom of it to make drainage holes. Whatever the vessel, fill it with a potting mix from your local garden store to get started.