Although, it is still beautiful and green outside my kitchen window; I know that in just a few weeks that there will be less green and more brown as winter approaches.
Because I don’t want to spend my entire winter without green things growing – I am getting my indoor garden ready now.
Before I go on, I must confess that I don’t have that many plants growing indoors other then my Pothos, (which seems to thrive on inattention). In fact, I usually kill them from neglect. (Not something a horticulturist likes to admit
But this year, I am determined to grow plants indoors. I have been recently inspired by reading a new book called, “The Unexpected Houseplant” by Tovah Martin.
In her book, she talks about her experience growing plants indoors – even those that you often see grown outdoors.
So, I decided to grow a few of the plants she recommended…
While many herbs do not grow well indoors, Thyme and Parsley are supposed to be easy to grow indoors in winter. I certainly hope so. I plant to use them in my cooking.
I really like how pretty Kalanchoe thyrsiflora is. Like most succulents, it needs to be watered and then allowed to dry out before watering again.
I do love geraniums (Pelargonium). I planted this one in a coffee can after I made holes for drainage on the bottom.
I have grouped my indoor plants on my kitchen window sill.
By grouping them all together in my kitchen, I will be able to keep a close eye on them and water them easily.
I’m excited about my new indoor garden and I will keep you updated on how it is doing each month.
Maybe some of you would like to join me? Try growing some of these plants by your indoor window – or maybe you have some of your own favorites that do well indoors.
**You may have noticed two small containers on the windowsill – they contain my current gardening experiments. I hope to blog about them soon as they grow.
PS. Here is a photo of how one of them started out a few weeks ago…
Yes, it is the base of a Romaine lettuce head, which are said to regrow their leaves if you plant them.
We will see….