No room for a garden? Think again. Small space gardening.

blog-windowfarms-squareI know many of you would love to have a big, outdoor garden like mine.  I feel so lucky to have the space for it.  But what if you simply don’t have that kind of real estate or are currently renting an apartment?  No one should be without the satisfaction of picking a fresh cherry tomato that was lovingly nurtured at home.  Well, I’ve got great news!  Small space gardening makes it possible to grow a whole host of vegetables and herbs in a very limited amount of space.

Thanks to some creative geniuses, there is now a fairly simple way to grow a lot of food in a small space.  It’s called “window farming.”  To make your window farm, you need a bunch of used plastic bottles, some nylon rope, hydroponic “soil” (clay pebbles), tubing and a pump.  If you use clear bottles, your plants will hardly obscure your view and let the sun shine through.


You can build your farm with as little as 3 plants or cover an entire window with a sheet of plants.  The possibilities are endless and limited only by your motivation and creativity.    Apartment dwellers in New York City are adapting this concept in droves – eager to benefit from fresh veggies grown year-round amid the steel and concrete.

For instructions and examples of how to build your own window farm, visit this website.


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