Indoor gardens?

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Outside my window right now is a white winter wonderland. I miss my garden. In the past I have tried an AeroGarden to grow herbs all winter but I have never tried anything else. Id like to grow herbs, lettuces, and a few other small things to get us through until the ground thaws out and we can start our garden again.
How do you grow things indoors?
 
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I only ever have houseplants, nothing edible or really useful. I can't wait for the spring thaw so I can start gardening again too. I live in USDA zone 3 in Canada so my window of opportunity is quite slim each year and what I can grow is limited.
 
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Here's a clever idea for indoor gardening, though I admit I would be concerned about the weight and if it would actually work.
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Those are super cute! Sometimes that matters more then it should to me. Our growing season isnt very long but I try to grow enough to last us all winter as well. I can, dehydrate and freeze everything I can to help offset the winter food budget too.
 
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You'll find that "cute" is very big with us city gardeners, lol. I've been thinking about dehydrating and freezing. If I start growing in larger amounts I am going to have to figure out what to do with the extra stuff. I would love to have some dehydrated seasonal stuff to use in soups in the winter.
 
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I have found a few things that can be grown indoors that are eatable. Lettuce, tomatoes, and more recently since I found out I am allergic to sugar I am trying to grow my own Stevia. I found three starter plants at one of the grocery stores, they sort of died off, but one has a shoot still fighting to live. I left home for a month and didn't expect it to live but its still growing so I think I may have over watered it before, but I am not sure.
 
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Those are cute but I can't imagine them staying in the window. If they did my kids would have them knocked down anyway. I would love to grow more indoors during the winter but I just don't have the light it needs and I don't want to run lights all day when I'm not home.
 
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ChanellG, these containers look so funny and interesting - and they're transparent so you can see the roots. I'm running out of space on my windowsill so maybe I should look for something like these:p
 
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@Claudine, I sometimes wonder if seeing the roots is a good thing, but so many people have plants growing in glass both in soil and in water. I guess as long as you are not growing something like carrots (they will be discolored) it's okay to use something that is see-through.
 
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I think watching the roots might be quite interesting. Sometimes they aren't very nice but sometimes they can look almost like a lace:)
 
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I might do this indoor coffee can look. Since I'm a caffeine addict, I always have coffee cans and containers in the house.

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These cans look really nice!:D
I'd love to have an indoor herb garden like this:

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It looks surreal:D
 
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These cans look really nice!:D
I'd love to have an indoor herb garden like this:

Claudine, every kitchen should have an herb garden something like this. At the very least, a breakfast room just off the kitchen should have something like this instead of a window box if possible.
 
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It would be wonderful:D Like being indoors and outdoors at the same time:p . It just looks so gorgeous, much better and more interesting than regular flowerpots. I also love these big windows.
 

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