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  1. #1
    mommy.daddy09
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    Hello,



    I live in an apartment and want so bad to have a garden even if its

    small so i can feed my family better. the cost of groceries are getting

    way to expensive. is there a way to grow a garden indoors? I also have

    a small back porch that i could use but not sure how to go about

    planting and what in. the back porch is big enough for a trash can and

    someone to stand on so not very big.








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    Val Coulman
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    Things like beans, peas, lettuce and cucumbers can be grown in planters (the long skinny kind) on a balcony or up railing. Radishes, too, which are quick. Tomatoes are easy in planter pots, or check your local nursery on on-line catalog for "patio-sized" versions of plants. I have blueberries and strawberries and tomatoes and herbs (parsley, chives, basil) in planters and they do very well. There are planters that can hang on railings and face out so they don't take up the "floor space" of your porch.


    If you want to grow things indoors, you'll need lots of good light - either a plant light, or south-facing windows.



    On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 11:06 AM, mommy.daddy09 <mommy.daddy09@yahoo.com> wrote:

    Hello,



    I live in an apartment and want so bad to have a garden even if its

    small so i can feed my family better. the cost of groceries are getting

    way to expensive. is there a way to grow a garden indoors? I also have

    a small back porch that i could use but not sure how to go about

    planting and what in. the back porch is big enough for a trash can and

    someone to stand on so not very big.

    [/quote]
    --
    Val Coulman
    vcoulman@gmail.com



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    Dee Bleau
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    I would LOVE to know the answer to this as well. I do know that you can grow Tomatoes. Put them into a 5 gallon bucket. Then they have the metal things to hold them up. We have them at Wal mart. Other than that I have no clue. Dee

    "mommy.daddy09" <mommy.daddy09@yahoo.com> wrote: Hello,

    I live in an apartment and want so bad to have a garden even if its
    small so i can feed my family better. the cost of groceries are getting
    way to expensive. is there a way to grow a garden indoors? I also have
    a small back porch that i could use but not sure how to go about
    planting and what in. the back porch is big enough for a trash can and
    someone to stand on so not very big.





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    Kelly
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    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "mommy.daddy09"

    <mommy.daddy09@...> wrote:

    >

    > Hello,

    >

    > I live in an apartment and want so bad to have a garden even if its

    > small so i can feed my family better. the cost of groceries are

    getting

    > way to expensive. is there a way to grow a garden indoors? I also

    have

    > a small back porch that i could use but not sure how to go about

    > planting and what in. the back porch is big enough for a trash can

    and

    > someone to stand on so not very big.

    >

    How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden:



    Whether you are preparing a gourmet meal for guests, or a quick meal

    on soccer night, absolutely nothing enhances the flavors of food like

    fresh herbs. And what better place to find them than right in your

    own kitchen.

    Not only are herbs flavorful, but many have wonderful medicinal

    properties as well, and have been used for centuries as remedies for

    everything from relaxation and sleep promotion to soothing sore

    throats and relief of asthmatic conditions.



    To Start Growing You Will Need:

    Seeds of your choice, potting soil, empty yogurt cups, labels, pots

    (unglazed clay are best because they allow excess moisture to

    evaporate), small pebbles or marbles for drainage. Plastic bags or

    cling wrap.



    Planting Your Seeds:



    Make small holes in each of the yogurt cups.

    Using slightly moist soil, fill cups to within 3/4" of the top.

    Place 4-5 seeds in each cup and add enough potting soil so that the

    cups are almost full.

    Lable each cup.

    Pat soil down slightly.

    Place cups on a tray and carefully slide tray into a plastic bag or

    cover with cling wrap, and move to a dark place.

    Check your cups daily. As soon as you see seedlings, take the cups

    out of the plastic and put them on or near a window sill. (south

    facing is best).

    When the first few leaves appear, take the healthiest seedlings to

    transplant in clay pots. ( healthy seedlings are never too long, or

    too straggly).



    Transplanting

    After placing a few pebbles or marbles in the bottom of each pot for

    drainage, you can transplant the seedlings into pots using a high

    quality potting soil. I prefer to use one of the commercial brands

    that come with plant food and fertilizers in the mix. These mixes are

    widely available, affordable and very effective.



    Care Of Your Herbs



    Always keep plants moist, but never over water. Over watering can

    lead to root rot and quickly kill the entire plant.

    Spray plants with tepid water every 3-4 days.

    Pick off any straggly runners as close to the base of the plant as

    possible so that your plants stay compact and bushy. It is also

    important too keep an eye on the bottoms of your pots. If you see

    roots in the drainage holes, you will need to transfer the plants to

    larger pots.



    When plants begin to get bushy and more mature: grab your scissors,

    trim, experiment, and enjoy.



    Kelly in IL








  5. #5
    Crystal Linger
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    ok thanks so much!


    ----- Original Message ----
    From: Val Coulman <vcoulman@gmail.com>
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 3:15:48 PM
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Indoor garden?





    Things like beans, peas, lettuce and cucumbers can be grown in planters (the long skinny kind) on a balcony or up railing. Radishes, too, which are quick. Tomatoes are easy in planter pots, or check your local nursery on on-line catalog for "patio-sized" versions of plants. I have blueberries and strawberries and tomatoes and herbs (parsley, chives, basil) in planters and they do very well. There are planters that can hang on railings and face out so they don't take up the "floor space" of your porch.

    If you want to grow things indoors, you'll need lots of good light - either a plant light, or south-facing windows.




    <DIV class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 11:06 AM, mommy.daddy09 <mommy.daddy09@ yahoo.com> wrote:

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="gmail_quote" style="BORDER-LEFT: rgb(204,204,204) 1px solid;">Hello,

    I live in an apartment and want so bad to have a garden even if its
    small so i can feed my family better. the cost of groceries are getting
    way to expensive. is there a way to grow a garden indoors? I also have
    a small back porch that i could use but not sure how to go about
    planting and what in. the back porch is big enough for a trash can and
    someone to stand on so not very big.

    --
    Val Coulman
    vcoulman@gmail. com




  6. #6
    Pat Sinclair
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    I belong to a container gardening group. You can check them out at



    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ediblecontainergardens



    Pat










  7. #7
    Herlean
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    I don't know so much about a completely indoor garden, but you can do container

    gardening on the patio OR balcony.



    Herlean





    "Never believe you don't have what it takes."





    --- On Mon, 6/30/08, mommy.daddy09 <mommy.daddy09@yahoo.com> wrote:

    From: mommy.daddy09 <mommy.daddy09@yahoo.com>

    Subject: Budget101.com : Indoor garden?

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Date: Monday, June 30, 2008, 2:06 PM



    Hello,



    I live in an apartment and want so bad to have a garden even if its

    small so i can feed my family better. the cost of groceries are getting

    way to expensive. is there a way to grow a garden indoors? I also have

    a small back porch that i could use but not sure how to go about

    planting and what in. the back porch is big enough for a trash can and

    someone to stand on so not very big.



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