Want Homegrown Vegetables in Winter?

The weather outside may be harsh and cold, but the interior of your home offers a perfect climate for year-round vegetable gardening. Plant container gardens during the winter off season


The weather outside may be harsh and cold, but the interior of your home offers a perfect climate for year-round vegetable gardening. Plant container gardens during the winter off season and enjoy fresh produce anytime you need it. Container gardens don’t require much space, you can plant a variety of vegetables on a windowsill or in a corner of the kitchen.

Herbs are a cook’s best friend, so it only makes sense to grow basil, cilantro, chives and parsley in an area of the kitchen. While basil is an annual herb outdoors, it can last for seasons indoors where it doesn’t feel the effect of the change in seasons. Plant the herbs together in a large container, or use smaller individual containers to add greenery on kitchen windowsills. Wherever you grow them, be sure that these plants receive plenty of light.

Hanging planters are a space-saving solution for container gardens. Plant small vegetables, such as radishes, leaf lettuce or cherry tomatoes in hanging pots around the kitchen. Be sure to place planters in areas that receive plenty of sunlight. Water plants every other day; containers have a tendency to dry out much faster than in-ground gardens.

While container gardens can help you get your gardening fix during the winter, you may find it convenient to include container vegetables in your home all year. Which vegetables do you grow indoors, and why?

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