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The start of my indoor endeavor

Category: Gardens | Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:54 am

So I began my little indoor gardening project recently. In past years I've been fortunate enough to have outdoor veggie, herb, and flower gardens but my living situation this year is about to change to an apartment with a yard that isn't my own, so I've decided to try my hand at indoor gardening.
The flu season this winter's been inspiring me to start with an herbal healing section of my garden. My boyfriend has had strep and ear infections for the past month and a half and I've had various bouts with cold and flu symptoms since the temperature started getting low. I've got good insurance but I've never been over faithful in popping pills so I've been pulling out my mother's natural healing books and planning a medicinal herb and veggie garden.
A week or two ago I started with just a few basic cooking herbs (basil, parsley, cilantro, rosemary, oregano, and thyme) but I've been making lists of what to start growing as soon as I go back to work and get paid. (I work in a college town so we close over brake and I get to be even more poor than usual.)
Here is the list thus far, but it's still growing:
Chamomile
Sage
Echinacea
A few types of Mint
Aloe
Angelica
Lavender
Lemon Balm
Mullein
St. John's Wort
Catnip
Ginger
Chives
Scallions

I'm also aware some of those may be difficult for indoors so the list may change.
On a different gardening note, I've also got a new bonzai which I swear I will try not to kill this time, I'm getting a cactus soon, my mother gave us a terrarium for christmas (she called it a meditation bowl), and of course our spider plant which is fool proof for my forgetfulness.

Looking forward to spring/summer still though because both of us will be volunteering on an organic farm in town which means free veggies!


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Droopy wrote on Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:45 am:


Best of luck to you and your indoors garden! Now you've got me yearning for freshly pulled carrots. *lol*





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