Food Shortages, chemically laden foods and increasing costs are just a few reasons why growing your own food is more important than ever! Even if you do not have acres of land , there are simple ways to get started living a more sustainable lifestyle and growing your own healthy food and healing herbs.
You can create your own indoor greenhouse to grow your own organic vegetables, herbs and medicinal plants.
We started an indoor salsa garden so that we can can our own chemical free salsa that is also free from processed sugar.
Even if you are new to gardening, it does not take much to get started slowly. Start with a few plants like in our salsa grow tent. (Use code “sustainable” for a discount ) Here are some great ideas to start with:
You can easily start growing medicinal herbs on your widow sill or in hanging planters.
If you have a small yard and/ or deck you can grow your garden in containers. You would be surprised how many plants grow well in container gardens.
Another great option is to build a small shed to house your garden.( You can get a FREE Plan here) Adding solar panels can provide electricity for lighting and make your little garden shed self sufficient.
Regardless of which method you choose to grow your own food , just ensure that you are using good quality organic nutrients , seeds and soil. Or go soil free with a hydroponic system. ( This will be our next project)
One of the major benefits of an indoor grow tent is that you are able to grow your food all year long! There is nothing more satisfying than biting into a ripe , vine picked tomato in the middle of winter!