Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Makings Of an Indoor Garden -Part 1

We have decided to grow a few things indoors this winter. Hopefully this will help with eating a little healthier and chase away some of our cabin fever once the snow settles.
Here's how we're doing it...


  • Containers
  • Soil
  • Compost (optional)
  • seeds (or plant starts)
  • pottery or dishes that you can break
  • some medium size rocks

Step 1: Since our containers don't have drain holes and I don't really want them to in the house as I don't have a tray to catch the water we smashed some ugly coffee mugs that we found at the dump  re-use shed.

We put the mugs into a pail with a couple of rocks.  Put the lid on a shook the pail.

Dropping the pail a few times helped the process along immensely.

Step 2: Cover the bottom of your container with the broken pieces. (I did this dangerous job).

Step 3: Mix the soil and compost.  We were winging it with the ratio here but we mixed it about 3:1.
Step 4: Cover the broken dishes in you planting container with the compost mixture and fill the container almost full.

Stay tuned to find out what we plant!!!

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