Everyone has heard about having a window herb garden. There is nothing more delicious than fresh rosemary, basil and parsley in your home cooked recipes. The bright and airy apartments of Auston Woods are the perfect place to set up your own little garden inside. Not only will you have fresh ingredients, but you will bring light and cheer to your home.
Rosemary grows into a beautiful and low maintenance plant, and parsley, basil and chives are universal and easy to care for as well. Really, any herb you enjoy is easy to grow indoors, but don’t just stop with herbs. Did you know there are several vegetables that are easy to grow too? Leaf lettuces such as Boston and Bibb are very easy to grow from seed in a small window box. Spinach and Kale work well also. You can pick off the leaves as you need them and enjoy a fresh salad at lunch or dinner.
Veggies like tomatoes can be grown inside as well. Cherry tomatoes are best but you can grow any size tomato. The larger tomato plants do need a larger pot with more soil, but the rewards are worth it for a nice, fresh tomato in your sandwich. Give tomatoes a spot in your apartment home that gets about 6-8 hours of light and the soil should remain moist.
Believe it or not, green beans and peppers are also great plants for indoor gardening. They both have lots of beautiful foliage and it is fun to watch the initial flowers turn into edible veggies. Be creative with your indoor garden, and give it a try. Add a burst of color and life to your apartment home and enjoy picking and eating fresh herbs and vegetables.