Monday, September 27, 2010

Save on Groceries with Indoor Gardening

Indoor Gardening
Saving with Indoor Gardening
Fall is upon us and most of the country is looking at closing up their outdoor gardens and living off their canned and frozen produce, but you don't have too.  Consider indoor gardening as an alternative to giving up your garden.  With indoor gardening you can continue to save money on your produce bill while you enjoy fresh produce all year long.  Indoor plants also purify the air in your home while providing you with more oxygen.  It is estimated that one houseplant will clean up to 10 feet of space.

Indoor gardens are becoming very popular and they are nothing new.  People have been successfully indoor gardening for decades. Many people have successfully grown cooking and naturopathic herbs such as basil, thyme, rosemary, dill and lavender. Some gardeners have even grown garlic, cherry tomatoes and green beans indoors.

Green bean and tomato plants can be grown indoors using hanging planters when hung in a south to southeast facing window. The trick is making sure the plant is kept away from any draft and is exposed to 6 – 8 hours of natural sunlight every day.

Many people have made very creative indoor window gardens with hanging planters while still others have re purposed old aquariums into new terrariums.  There are several new herb gardening kits available on the market that take up less space while providing you with wonderful kitchen herbs.  There is at least one herb gardening kit in my Amazon store.  Some other indoor gardening ideas include using wash tubs or cat litter boxes.  Choose the proper light, use your imagination and you too can make a successful indoor garden in just about any room of your home.

How I became Considering frugal

Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day, and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I didn't consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I'm normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. We succeed in changing some of our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming. You can read my full bio on my About Me page.

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