Imagination. Inspiration. Oh, what are we capable of achieving with the combination of both. That’s how the lightbulb was invented. That’s how the Wright brothers took the history-changing leap of the ground.
Meanwhile, on a much smaller scale, we can achieve amazing things in our own lives as well when we use a bit of imagination. For example, if you would like to make your small kitchen more spacious, there are numerous ways to do that. If you want a bit of fresh, home-grown greens and veggies in the middle of the winter, you can.
Here’s a few great growing ideas for your home:
Virtually, any variety of herbs and spices can grow in your home. Depending on the time of the year and climate, the process may be slower than expected but whether basil, rosemary, mint, chives or anything else of that kind, all you need is a little pot, some seeds, water and the sunny window sill.
Similarly to herbs, greens such as spinach or microgreens are foolproof when it comes to growing indoors. You can grow a wide variety of lettuces such as iceberg or romaine or leafy greens like spinatch or kale as you would grow your herbs. Place the pot on your window sill, add some seeds, water regularly.
One of our favorite things in the world is microgreens. Just drop a spoonful of seeds into a mason jar, keep them in water for several hours, then place the jar into the cupboard and drain with new water twice a day. There is no easier food plant to grow than microgreens. Nutrient-packed they go everywhere from sandwiches to smoothies, soups and salads.
Now, root vegetables are a little harder to grow and do take a little bit of time. But it is still manageable to have some fresh potatoes or cute little carrots in your home no matter where you live.
Some plants like avocadoes or lemons will require buying a dwarf tree that’s a couple of year old. Others like celery, carrots or potatoes will grow right there in a pot or a bucket.
And don’t think for a second that cherry tomatoes are the only kind you can grow in your balcony. Not only tomatoes but cucumbers. Buy one, take the seeds out, dry them out, and start growing! Though, it’s better to have a high ceiling – tomatoes and cucumbers may grow to 3-4 metres high (but you can alo break the top to stop them from growing further).
Helpful list of Food Plants to Grow Indoors:
- Fresh herbs such as basil or chive.
- Woody herbs such as rosemary or ginger.
- Lettuce (iceberg, romaine, red leaf, rocket)
- Microgreens (any)
- Lemons and mandarins
As we said, all you need is a little imagination and you could be growing your veggies in your apartment kitchen all year long.