Cool weather doesn’t mean that eating delicious home-grown
veggies has come to an end. Bring the gardening from your doorstep to your
windowsill and eat fresh and healthy year round.
Chose indoor-friendly veggies to start your garden; the best
choices are veggies that don’t need too much space. Some great options are
lettuce, radishes, green beans, spinach and cherry tomatoes.
Find a plant-friendly home
Whether you choose a conventional pot for your plants or you
have a colorful mug, an empty egg carton or old beach bucket in mind, you’re
plants will need a stable home. Pick something light and sturdy that’s easily
movable and won’t leak water. Get crafty and decorate your plant’s new home
with stickers, paint, glitter or markers.
Make it shine
Your plants will need plenty of sunlight to start producing veggies,
so put them on your windowsill, in the middle of a sunny table, in the sunniest
corner of your room or wherever they can soak up their much-needed rays.
Plants need to eat too. Place small rocks at the bottom of
your plant’s new home and fill it the rest of the way with nutrient-rich soil.
Brining soil from outside might add unwanted insects to the equation, so buying
new potting soil is best. Don’t forget to water!
Once you’ve done all the prepping, grab your seed packets
and read all of the directions. Different plant seeds need to be buried at
different depths and need different care. After you’ve read, go ahead and
plant! Once your baby seeds are in place, wait and watch them grow. Give them
the attention they need and they’ll return the favor with delicious,
year-round, home-grown veggies.
BY LAUREN IZQUIERDO ON 10/4/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN healthy eating 101, produce, boredom buster, get outside, fall fun