Indoor Greenery

October 24, 2007 at 5:16 pm Leave a comment

As my outdoor plants wither and die before my very eyes, I’m trying to keep it together by moving some things indoors and “greening-up” my apartment. (and yes, I still plan on making the little greenhouse, maybe next weekend…). I haven’t gotten very far with my indoor gardening, but I thought I’d share this much:
These are some herbs (namely basil, sage, thyme, chives, and rosemary) that I transplanted from my outdoor herb garden into this pot and moved into my bedroom. Why the bedroom? Because my kitchen gets no light. Herbs are great window plants because they don’t need too much light (although some direct sunlight is a definite plus). You can buy herb plants at many grocery stores and garden stores, but I grew mine from seeds that I bought at the Seed Savers Exchange (this is a great site with tons of heirloom plant varieties and if you garden at all I suggest you check it out).


This is oat grass, otherwise known as “Cat Grass”. It’s a great thing to plant if you’ve got kitties (they like to chew on the grass and it helps them digest), you an grind it up in shakes like wheat grass, and it’s also just pretty to look at. The best part about it is that it only takes about a week to get this full, so if you’re having a special event or something and want to decorate with low-cost greenery, it doesn’t take too much time and effort to make it. Like all plants, this one needs light and water, so put it near a window and make sure the soil stays relatively damp.

Plants add a lot to your home, and they’re much easier to maintain than many people think. The main thing to focus on is how much water you’re giving them – simply, if the soil is dry to the touch, give them some water, if it feels damp, don’t. And don’t worry if you kill them – plants die sometimes, and it’s not nearly as bad as killing a pet or loved one.

For more info about indoor plants, check out the Gardener’s Network site.


Entry filed under: gardening, housekeeping.

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