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Make your own Indoor garden

Updated on February 9, 2015

Make your own indoor garden!

You can still have your own little indoor garden!
All you need is to choose some plants you like. I suggest that you mix both colourful and green ones.

In the kitchen you can have plants with spices for cooking. Some oregano, basil and why not onions? There is also the nourishment in lentil-sprouts! all in your little kitchen herb-garden.

If you have no window - an ordinary lamp would be ok. If you can have the special lamp that is for plants - even better of course.

A beautiful wall garden - The moisture comes from the aquarium in the middle

Photo Fredrik Funck
Photo Fredrik Funck

Tom Ericsson, is a scientist in plant nourishments. He has been interested in aquariums and plants his whole life. He started to build this wall of plants 27 years ago. He observes the plants to see if they are happy where they are. If not, he moves them or exchange them.

The wall is make of sculptured cellular plastic that is painted black and lacquered. It has small cracks and holes and in these he puts the plants. He uses the kind of plants that can get hold of the surface by themselves. They even spread out by themselves.

The lamps are hidden behind a valance of styro foam covered with cork. To make the wall look more natural, he has put some beautiful branches and twigs there.

The plants are not ordinary plants. They are plants that can attach their roots directly to the wall! Examples: Orchids, ferns and lots of other plants that can grow without soil.

Nourishment they get from water trickeling via a hose from the aquarium!

Photo Fredrik Funck

Higher and higher - keep adding pots

The first easy and complete solution to having fresh herbs growing right at home. First you start the seed using our amazing jiffy pellet method and greenhouse environment set-up. Second, after just a few weeks, you transplant the herbs into the Garden Stacker all season hangable planter. You can keep the planter indoors all year round or outdoors during the spring and summer.

Indoors or outdoors - You can have your own strawberries

Grow everbearing strawberries all year long. Indoors or Outdoors. First you start the seed using our amazing jiffy pellet method and greenhouse environment set-up. Second, after just a few weeks, you transplant the srawberry seedlings into your garden or indoor planter. You can keep the planter indoors all year round or outdoors during the spring and summer.

Strawberry Garden Hanging Basket Kit- Great Gift Idea- Grow Everbearing Strawberries Indoors / Outdoors All Year - No Seeds! Includes 8 Dormant Straw Berry Plants
Strawberry Garden Hanging Basket Kit- Great Gift Idea- Grow Everbearing Strawberries Indoors / Outdoors All Year - No Seeds! Includes 8 Dormant Straw Berry Plants

Everbearing Strawberry Temptation Indoor /Outdoor Growing Kit- 120 Seeds, and Mini Greenhouse Dome With Seed Starter Pellets

Easy & Fun Growing Instructions

Grow Everbearing Strawberries Indoors or Outdoors Year Round

High Germination Rate

Enough Seed & Extra Peat Pellets for Several Plantings.

 

Some of these plants you can eat - others not....

Mushrooms, strawberries or your own grown tomatoes?

The herb garden is so nice! Just the smell and the access to it when you cook must be worth it.

Everything on this lens can be grown or cultivated indoors. In the end I just added some balcony things I really liked. I hope you do too!

Be patient and start early in the spring. You will enjoy your own indoor garden!

Three different mushrooms - Shiitake, Enokitake and Reishi mushrooms

Reishi: . Its flavor is strong, distinctive, and pleasant to most people. Kit comes complete with Ling Chi Mushroom sawdust spawn and detailed instructions.

Shiitake: Grow your own fancy mushrooms with our all inclusive kit! A mushroom treasured by many, our Shiitake Patch (Lentinula edodes) is composed of a unique blend of sterlized, enriched sawdust fully colonized with a select Chinese strain. Esteemed for both is health stimulating properties and its culinary value, our Shittake kit out-produces by far that of any known competitor. Shiitake mushrooms can be harvested at two week intervals up to 16 weeks. A 50-80 degree Fahrenheit environment is ideal. Each kit comes with illustrated instructions and is guarantee to produce.

Enokitake: A small capped, long stemmed Enokitake mushroom (Flammulina populicola) grow in huge bunches, sometimes being hard to count. Known as the Winter Mushroom A 40-60 F environment for best results. (To activate, simply place it in your refrigerator.) Freezing does not harm this mushroom. Certified Organic!

Aero Garden kit - With seeds and lamp

Your own little garden in your flat

These indoor plants for you - Some smart choises

Hanging plants save space! And dont forget the nourishment for your new "friends" :)

Self Watering Stackable Planters - 3 Tier Set - Tuscany (12")
Self Watering Stackable Planters - 3 Tier Set - Tuscany (12")

Holds Nine Or More Plants - Self Watering

Stackable Or Hangable - 11 Inches In diameter - 2 Feet Tall - Includes Hanging Chain

Indoor / Outdoor Use - All Season - 1 Year Limited Warranty

Collapses for Easy Storage - UV Protected Durable Plastic - Available in Four Colors

Fun Way to Garden Indoors Or Out with Limited Space. - Perfect Gift Idea

 

Just IF you have a balcony - Here are some really nice things for you

The table: Photo Tile Balcony Table. Six 12-inch ceramic tiles create a photo image from roses to sunflowers to fish! The details are unbelievably intricate right down to the raindrops on flower petals.

The chair: Durable yet surprisingly lightweight, this pair of cast aluminum swivel balcony armchairs will add a vintage look to your balcony. The chair's frame has a black, powder-coated finish with subtle bronze highlights, and the back features an ornate scrolling filigree motif.

Planter box: Like the ancient relics of Rome, the Villa Planter Box adds a timeless beauty to your balcony

And two kinds of plants for it....

Chives - For indoor or outdoor

Chives grow in clumps, with their round, hollow, grass-like leaves reaching a height of 9 inches or so. The stems are firm, straight, smooth, and, like the leaves, bright dark green.

Chives 4 Plants - Hardy Perennial - Easy to Grow!
Chives 4 Plants - Hardy Perennial - Easy to Grow!

Chives are easier to snip with scissors than cut with a knife. The snipped chives give a hint of onion flavor to egg dishes, cheese soufflés, salads, soups, cream cheese sandwiches, and sour cream dressing for baked potatoes. Chive butter is great with grilled chops and steak.

 

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    • LauraHofman profile image

      Laura Hofman 4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      Great ideas here! I love to garden both outdoors and indoors.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      A wall garden in the house is a new idea to me and I love it! I have lots of plants but have never thought in this direction, how very lovely and exotic to have plants plants growing without soil but attaching to the wall, I love it! :)

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      GardenIdeasHub LM 4 years ago

      Thanks for your advice about indoor garden. I think it will really help me.

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      NightMagic 5 years ago

      This lens is great for me as I live in an apartment. I think I will start by growing mushrooms and chives. Thanks for the info.

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      cooksalot 5 years ago

      I just wish I could find something that would work in this north facing apartment.

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      mahasson 5 years ago

      Is pest control an issue with indoor gardening? After all, many insects do make their way indoors...

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      You had me with the wall garden. It is a wonderful gardening idea. I miss having the space for a large garden, but you have some good suggestions for gardening in small spaces. *Squid Angel Blessed* and added to My Squid Angel Blessings for 2012 in the "Home & Garden » Gardening" neighborhood.

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      waldenthreenet 5 years ago

      Lot of valuable information on an importantt topic. Thanks.

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      babygirlboutique 5 years ago

      I can't grow a thing. But I sure wish I could!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Having greenery around is very soothing. I love puttering with plants.

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      rewards4life info 6 years ago

      We grow herbs in the kitchen it's so useful having them to hand. For me plants really do make a house a home. Nice lens, thanks.

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      RickBasset 6 years ago

      Glad I found this! My Wife has been talking about growing some herbs in our kitchen. This is great info!

      Thanks

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I do have mint, basil and aloe vera in my kitchen. We use these all the time. It is easy to just pinch the leaves when you need them.

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      David Stone 6 years ago from New York City

      You offered so much more than I'd have imagined, I don't believe you could have missed anything. This was nice, like one of my favorite trips to the botanical gardens in winter.

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      What a lovely idea, I really should start a herb garden in my kitchen.

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      What lovely ideas for an indoor garden. I'll have to try it and bring the outside in!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love gardens indoor or outdoor, the stack planter is marvelous. Yep, it is time to care for your garden now that the spring is approaching.

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      Well ... I am thinking about an indoor garden ... I will be moving soon and will have a small screen porch/balcony and might be able to do this. Ho Ho Ho ... and a very Merry Christmas my dearest dear!

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      imolaK 6 years ago

      In summer my balcony looks like a small flower garden. Your lens is very interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      An attractive and informative lens. Thanks.

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      TrishH LM 7 years ago

      I like the stacker pot...i think i may have to try that one. thanks great lens

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Lots of useful stuff here for pepoel without a garden- great! I've featured it on my herb garden lens- thanks.

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      rubyandmahoney 7 years ago

      We have that garden stacker planter and really like it. I *was* growing some purple basil until something started to eat it. Grr...I never could figure out what was doing it. I also have regular basil, oregano, parsley and a few other things. Thanks for the information!

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      poutine 8 years ago

      I appreciate all the good info in this lens.

      A 5

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      oliviabrooks123 8 years ago

      I love your lens!!!

      great job!!!!

      Thank you for your information.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great lens! It gave me some ideas for my sun-room.

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      Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Nice that I found this lens on a cold, January day. An indoor garden would be so nice!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great lens. I have a million house plants but they don't qualify as an indoor garden. I need to start one

      LizzyJean

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great lens. I have a million house plants but they don't qualify as an indoor garden. I need to start one

      LizzyJean

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      andreaberrios lm 8 years ago

      Love your lens... great job! Thank you for your information.

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      ms-giggles 8 years ago

      I think this is a wonderful idea. I love growing my own vegetables. Thank you so much for visiting my lens, it means a lot to me.

      God Bless

      Beth Moell

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      windowbox 8 years ago

      Awesome Lens abt indoor gardening and i also do at my home but as i do not have enough space i al doing through container gardening and the fact came out that using all the forms of container gardening like Flower Box , Flower Window Box we can bring natural beauty for the house....

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      eccles1 8 years ago

      what a great idea!!

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      Wordilydoc 9 years ago

      Thank you! Great Lens! Keep up the good work:D

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      WritingforYourW 9 years ago

      I dunno... I have one plant, and it's not looking too healthy. ;)

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      Patricia 9 years ago

      I like this page and would love to do an indoor garden.

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      funwithtrains lm 9 years ago

      Nice Lens! 5 stars and a favorite from me! Please visit my Marklin Trains lens.

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      collagen lm 9 years ago

      Great Lens with plenty of useful and helpful info. Keep up a good work. Health, Beauty and Anti Aging Skin Care

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      Robin S 9 years ago from USA

      Lovely lens. I love growing my herbs indoors. Makes them so handy!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      Great Lense. I'm adding it to my favorites list.

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      kathysart 9 years ago

      Ohhh this is wonderful! I may be moving to a smaller place so GREAT NEWS! Five GIANT stars!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Very Nice! Going to favorite it :)