We’re gardeners. We don’t need a patch of earth to grow our own food. No siree. We can grow our food on our windowsill. In a plastic salad box. In a mason jar. Heck, we can even grow food FROM food. Yep. Gardeners can do all of that!
I do my fair share of sprouting in the winter months to ensure that I’m full of freshly snipped healthy greens year round. You can grow a crunchy salad mix of peas, beans, and lentils in a mason jar…
…use a recycled plastic salad box to grow sunflower micro greens…
Herbs & More
Herbs are probably the easiest to grow indoors. Those that we eat for leaves need the least light and indoor light is just never the same as the outdoor sun. Plus, herbs pack a punch so you can snip a little for a lot of flavor.
Try growing them in a hydroponic window farm! This very cool system uses plastic bottles and drip lines to grow plants without soil right in your window. This would be the perfect system for a foodie or chef, but I think it looks pretty cool as well.
Salad lovers rejoice – you can grow greens indoors all year with this handy dandy DIY salad shelf!
Growing food from um, food.
You can even use the parts that you cut to grow a new plant as you can see in How to Propagate Basil from Cuttings.
Did you know you can regrow a pineapple from the top? It will take you a looooooong time and it may be tiny, but it CAN be done. For me, this project is best left for a more patient gardener. But it certainly makes a nice houseplant in the meantime.
Thanks to all of the gardeners out there who are creative enough to find new ways to make food grow indoors, and for all the rest you do. Who else grows indoor edibles in a unique way? Please share!