When you think about growing your own food, you typically picture a large garden or plot of land. However there are many foods that you can grow in small spaces with little light or even dirt required. Here are some ideas for foods you can grow organically at home on your windowsill:
1. Wheat grass – Wheat grass is a traditional supplement found in many health drinks. But not only is it good for you but it is super easy to grow your own. All you need is a container (even a yogurt cup will do) a bit of dirt and some seeds. Wheat grass grows quickly and you harvest it by snipping off the tops as it grows. Easy and so yummy.
2. Sprouts – Things like bean sprouts or alfalfa sprouts can easily be grown in your home. They even have specially made containers to grow sprouts in. For a simple solution line a shallow dish with a damp paper napkin and spread out the seeds. Keep the sheet damp and watch as your sprouts come to life! Harvest and replant over and over again to supplement your meals.
3. Green onion – Green onion is another easy to grow food. After you purchase organic green onion from the store, use the green tops in your cooking but save the roots and white parts. Set these root down in a vase or clear cup full of water and let the sun shine in. After only a few days you will have brand new greens popping up for you to harvest. Just keep trimming and you will never have to buy green onion again.
4. Herbs –Many herbs can easily be grown indoors. A window box is a simple way to make the most of your space and plant things like basil, oregano and mint.
These are just a few of the things that you can grow in your own home with just the light from your window. Try it out and see what you can harvest.
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