The winter weather is in full force right now, and the ground outside is frozen, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some greenery to your life. Indoor gardening is fun, and can help you forget about the winter blues while brightening up your apartment a little. To banish your winter blues, and add a little greenery to your life, here are some helpful ideas for indoor winter gardens.
Create a Herb Garden
Now you can have your garden and eat it too! If you are finding that your kitchen looks a little dull, and you are feeling a case of the winter blues, brighten up the room a bit while expanding your cooking options with an indoor herb garden. Herbs are very versatile, making them an excellent plant to grow in an apartment, and the added bonus is that it will provide you with fresh seasoning for all of your cooking needs.
Repurpose For Planting
For a creative spin on an indoor garden, try repurposing an antique library index or jewelry box. This creative way of displaying your plants takes up little space, while adding a shabby chic theme to your decor. If shabby chic isn’t really your style, a repurposed mason jar is also the perfect container to plant herbs, spices, and bean plants.These jars can be placed either on a nearby windowsill, or turned into a wall hanging like the one in this tutorial. Regardless of what your creativity level is, indoor winter gardening opens up the opportunity to be creative and repurpose items you might already have in your apartment.
Try Your Hand With Blooms
The winter weather does not have to mean the end of beautiful and colourful blooms. Keep your apartment feeling bright and summery all through the cold season by trying your hand at blooms like paperwhite narcissus, cyclamen, or moth orchid. These plants produce their flowers in the colder months, and will add a touch of colour to your apartment during the winter.
Grow a Mini Vegetable Garden
Nothing tastes better than a fruit or vegetable grown fresh from your garden; and although the winter months are here, and it is cold outside, it is still possible to grow fresh vegetables indoors. Vegetables like carrots are easy to grow, and avocados are possible to grow from the pit, or from seed. Following these planting and care instructions from the Greatist will ensure that you plant each vegetable properly, and maintain it as required.
Create a Terrarium
A terrarium is a simple, low maintenance way to add some greenery and colour to your apartment. The combination of coloured succulents and glass display cases make them stand out on a coffee table, or add to the decor on your walls. The design is very versatile, meaning that there are many different options for how you can make it look. For some inspiration on creating the perfect terrarium for your apartment, Apartment Therapy has a DIY tutorial. Regardless of the size, colour, or shape of yours, a terrarium is the perfect way to do some indoor winter gardening in your apartment.
Overall, the winter weather is no excuse for the end of gardening, as there are many ways to continue gardening indoors. Whether you install an indoor herb garden, or create your own terrarium, winter gardening is definitely possible. For more indoor winter gardening ideas, visit the Medallion Blog.