I grew up in the boonies. There were hundreds of acres to choose from where I could pick a little plot to grow anything under the sun. Needless to say, the concept of container gardening is somewhat new.
|A view from my parents' home.|
Now, after 5 years of moving around from apartment to apartment, I have begun to understand that most people living in the United States do not have the access to land in which to grow on. Community gardens and yardsharing are all great answers to this problem, but what if there are none around you?
Lo and behold container gardening!!!! Maybe not the perfect solution, but it is a great and super simple way to supplement your grocery bill and bring a little greenery into your life.
Figure Out Where You're Going to Grow: Plants need light (in case you didn't know) so pick the sunniest spot in the house if your starting (and/or staying) indoors. Preferably, choose a south facing window or invest in grow lights in case you're home is lacking in natural vitamin
|Picture gleaned from MyClimateChangeGarden.com|
Create or Purchase an Eco-Friendly Fertilizer: There are recipes all over the internet for compost tea and other useful fertilizers. Or make friends with farmers who have animals or a horse backing riding establishment to glean manure from them.