If you have a green thumb but not enough space in your yard to plant an actual garden, it’s likely that you are quite bummed about spring and summer coming around. Even if you have never planted a seed in your entire life, there is nothing that should prevent you from doing so now. All you really need in order to be a great gardener is a windowsill with some good sunlight and soon enough, you will be reaping the rewards of your hard work. Check out the rest of this post to discover what sorts of plants can be grown when you don’t have access to a full garden.
If you have a small outdoor area at your home, that is all you need if you want to grow something beautiful. Tomatoes specifically are known to grow very well in a pot when they are tended to correctly. Keep in mind, however, that some tomatoes grow better in containers than others do. So make sure you are picking the right variety of tomato seeds before purchasing and planting.
Peppers are also a great vegetable to grow in a small space because they will really thrive when they are planted in containers. Like tomatoes, however, we would suggest that you pay attention to the type of pepper you are about to plant before doing so. Those of the compact variety are certainly going to fair a lot better in a smaller container than other types of peppers. While it is possible to grow peppers indoors, you might need to provide some supplemental lighting in order to get the best results possible.
If you are someone who really loves to eat fresh greens, you will be delighted to know that you can grow them right in your own home. Not only can you grow real salad greens (we’ll get to that) but you can also grow microgreens. Microgreens are the first tender shoots of plants like beet greens, mustard greens and collard greens. They are becoming easier and easier to find in stores, but they can be a bit pricey. However, you can spend less than $10 on seeds and simply grow your own on a sunny windowsill in your home.
If you have a balcony or a porch of some sort, you may have the option of also growing salad greens in a large container. With many greens, you can just keep snipping them above their roots and they will continue to grow.
While this is a sort of shortcut to growing your own scallions, many people find that they buy bunches of scallions, only to have them go bad because they cannot use them fast enough. To remedy this problem, the next time you buy scallions, don’t use the whites, sprout them. You can do this by securing the bulbs with a rubber band and placing it in an inch of water. Change the water daily and in about 7 days, you will notice that there are new roots starting to appear. Additionally, the roots will double in length in this time. Plant them in a container in your home and then simply snip them as you need them.
If there are herbs you like to use often, try planting a mini herb garden on your kitchen windowsill so that you don’t have to buy a bunch of fresh herbs each time you need them. Whether it be cilantro, basil, thyme, or another herb you can’t stop adding to dishes, having your own garden is much more convenient than having to visit the grocery store.
There seem to be more options than ever when it comes to growing vegetables without access to a full garden. One of the most recent options to become available are mushroom growing kits. These kits allow for you to have an urban garden with very little effort. Before you know it, you will have plenty of mushrooms to add to your favorite dishes.
Want Help Planting A Garden?
If you are looking for seeds, soil, planters, or other gardening materials, stop by Abele’s Garden & Greenhouse today. We can help you to find the best seeds for indoor planting and teach you the tricks you will need to know in order to be successful at growing without a garden.