At the end of last semester, my RA held a small event where we got to plant seeds in a little pot to welcome spring. Since then, I’ve really been into planting things.
Today I bought a 1.5 cubic foot bag of potting soil, two window boxes, a medium-sized plastic pot, a strawberry plant, and seeds for 30 different types of fruits and vegetables. It was surprisingly inexpensive compared to the price of buying produce. I know it will take time to grow, but that’s the exciting thing for me!
Here are the sunflowers and moonflowers Shailyn and I planted at out floor event. The sunflower has grown so much! The moonflower is just starting to sprout, and it’s so cute!
Here’s the strawberry plant I bought, as well as the window boxes with tomatoes, onion, and lettuce. I will be able to transfer everything outside once we have a house. Until then, I will use grow lights on them next semester so they’ll still be good during the winter!
I’m really excited to see the seeds begin to grow! I’m impressed with how much the sunflower has grown since we planted it!
There are some basic things you’ll need when you’re starting your little indoor garden.
- A container – it doesn’t have to be a fancy container at all! It can just be a plastic tote or a small storage box. I decided to treat myself to some cute containers, since I didn’t have any plastic totes on hand anyway.
- Seeds – I got mine on Amazon. It was $10 for 30 varieties of seeds. You can choose whichever seeds you want, though!
- Water – this is a given. Be sure to look up care instructions for the specific type of plant you want to grow, to make sure you’re giving it the proper amount of water.
- Access to sunlight – either sunlight or an artificial light source works, but sunlight is a bit easier and cheaper. If you live in an apartment or you want to continue to grow during the winter months, you can look into getting a grow light system!
I’m not an experienced plant mom, so I haven’t put instructions for specific types of plants. For that you’ll have to go to someone with more experience! This was just a little post to get you started. I’m sure that everyone will have a great time planting their own plants!
What kinds of plants do you grow indoors? Leave a comment below!