Greenhouses are great for growing your own food and flowers, but they take careful planning and a fair amount of time and money to build. Small indoor gardens are a simpler, lower cost option. These indoor gardens go by various names such as kitchen window garden, windowsill garden, garden window, greenhouse window, indoor herb garden, indoor planters, indoor grow space and grow bed. Use these keywords to search the Internet and you’ll find lots of affordable ways of adding plants in your home. Indoor garden possibilities range from growing a few herbs or sprouting wheatgrass on the windowsill, to modifying a bay window, to more elaborate grow spaces like the top photo above. Maybe I’ll revisit this topic in the future because the concept is so practical. Many times there is little or no cost if you use recycled plastic food containers, potting trays, compost and basic supplies you probably already have around the house. And the benefits of having some fresh produce are well worth the time and effort.
And in case you missed it, you can also grow plants in window wells.