This is not a recipe posting but I wanted to share my indoor garden. Since I live in an apartment in DC, I have no outdoor space. I wish I had a little balcony or something but a sunny windowsill works for now. I only have 3 plants and only 2 are edible. As you can see below, Ellie loves to look out the window since its right next to the couch. She likes to people/dog watch and sometimes she might catch a deer crossing the street! Yes, that is right, deer in DC! We saw 3 deers coming out of the woods across the street and running down the sidewalk. Ellie only went a little crazy after that :)
My first plant was a gift from my friend Heather back in February and its still alive! It is a peace lily and they require relatively little upkeep. I water it every few days. I did replant it in a larger pot since I received it.
My second plant is a basil plant that I bought at the local farmers’ market in May. It is now July and still alive! I snip off the tops to keep it from getting too tall. I do need to water this plant daily since it is so sunny during the day. I just take some basil leaves whenever I need it and lately I have been making plenty of caprese salads. I love the smell of the basil plant too.
My third plant is from re-growing green onions. I have seen it on several blogs and I also saw it on theKitchn’s Re-Growing Green Onions: Grow Your Scallions on your Windowsill. I am so happy I tried this because it works! All you have to do is put the green onion roots in a glass of water. I put it in front of a windowsill and they re-grew quickly. I only need a little bit of green onion at a time usually and so far they have been growing for about 3 weeks now.
I wanted to test another theory and replanted a couple green onion roots in a smaller planter with soil. Its crazy to me but its been re-growing too!
Here are the green onions growing after a few weeks. See how tall they are getting!
Also, I use an organic soil mix for my potted indoor plants. The colorful planters are from Target. I am hoping to try to grow a few more herbs indoors soon, maybe some mint, parsley, oregano, or chives. Happy Summer!