Grow Your Own Without a Garden

Pea shoots on a windowsill.

I realise that I am very lucky to have a garden. While many who want to live a more sustainable lifestyle dream of a rural idyll, not everyone has some outside space to call their own. But that does not mean you can’t get growing. You can grow your own in a tiny courtyard or balcony, on a sunny windowsill, or against a sunny wall inside your home. I want to make it clear to everyone just how easy it is to get growing – even if you don’t have any outside space at all. 

Check out this article I wrote: How to Start a Small Garden in Your Apartment

This will give you plenty of basic information to help you get started. Not sure what to grow, but keen to harvest some of your own food as soon as possible? Here is another article I wrote that might help:

Seeds to Sow for Food in Less Than a Month

No matter what you choose to grow, you can use reclaimed or natural materials to make pots, planters, shelving, vertical gardens or other items that you need. 

You may be wondering what to do about compost – especially when garden centres are shut. If you do have access to any outside space, you can simply use garden soil in a pinch. But if you don’t have any outside space at all, you might be interested in these 7 Ways to Germinate Seeds Without Soil. You could then consider a small-scale hydroponics system. 

When gardening indoors, there are a number of minor challenges you will face. But there are work-arounds for all the common issues. No matter where and how you live, you are sure to be able to grow at least a little food. Grow your own, and you will soon discover the many benefits it brings, and be able to move closer towards a more sustainable way of life. 

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