Pottering about in the garden is one of those things, most people have come to enjoy and appreciate, with the hope of getting back to nature. However, being confined to barracks or living in an apartment does not mean you can’t get into the garden. You just have to get creative.
So this week, in my downtime of not working on Term 2 planning for school, I have potted up a few vegetables that will do well living inside the home.
A sunny position on a windowsill, in a bedroom or on the veranda – closed in or not, can be a great way to keep the veggies coming and keeping it fresh. The crop might be a little smaller than you’d see in a regular garden, but it is also a great way to get productive, to keep the kids entertained and educated, and will add a touch of green around the house.
Potted plants are a great air-cleaner, and a ripe tomato from the windowsill is a good nibble that doesn’t need to clutter up your refrigerator. Basil, spinach and lettuce are my favourites, as well as cucumbers.
A couple of weeks ago, I also raised seedling tomatoes. Today, I potted them out, ready for the windowsill. They look pretty awesome, don’t they? You should give it a try. Now, I just have to wait a month or so, for them to crop. Maybe, I should get some indoor bees – what do you think? Just joking – I was having a ‘Trump’ moment. 😊