Indoor Gardening: Thanks for the tips, Interweb!

Unless you garden outdoors in winter, November is typically a month that involves unwinding from the previous gardening season. For me, it was a time to enjoy quiet weekend afternoons indoors, contemplate what worked well last season, and what I will do differently when I garden again in spring.

Attending the Root Cellars Rock Food Skills Workshops pilot event  gave me the chance to meet with other women who organize gardening activities for community centres, family resource centres, seniors, and children in their respective home communities. The event has also encouraged me to expand my gardening activities throughout the year, by giving me practical advice on container gardening, which I aim to apply in my apartment.

I don’t consider myself to be an expert gardener. While I am interested in growing food, and learning more about how to do this properly and successfully, there are lots of other folks sharing their skills right here on the Root Cellars Rock Blog, so I will leave them to it. For instance, check out Faeterri Silver’s posts on herb gardening if you are interested in growing indoors all year round. I’ll be taking Faeterri’s suggestions in order to spruce up my own windowsill garden this winter and spring.  Currently I am growing garlic, which was planted during the Root Cellars Rock event.  The Halifax Garden Network’s recent post on windowsill greens and microgreens  and, (of all things) google image search returns for windowsill gardens are inspiring me to broaden this activity.

Here are a few of my favourite windowsill garden photos on the interweb:

Windowsill Garden from According to Lia, http://accordingtolia.blogspot.com/2009/06/windowsill-garden.html

Epiphytes in Lab Glassware from Apartment Therapy, http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/flickr-finds-katies-kitchen-or-57456

Teacup Succulent Garden from Epheriell Designs, http://epherielldesigns.com/my-teacup-succulent-garden

DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden from Meet Mina, http://meetmina.blogspot.com/2011/05/diy-mason-jar-herb-garden.html

YouTube gardening guides can also provide you with basic step-by-step instructions on growing the indoor garden of your dreams.

In order to get your own imagination dreaming up a few edible possibilities that you can plan to make a reality inside of your home this winter, you may want to check out the following clips.

How to Grow Microgreens in the Winter:

How to Grow Herbs Indoors:

Vertical Window Farming!

Here is a website that offers ‘how-to make your own window farm’ guides:

http://our.windowfarms.org/2009/07/29/3-plant-air-lift-window-farm/

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