As locally produced as it gets

DSC_2409 (1)After four months of watering I have finally gotten my yield! I have succeeded to grow some really good tomatoes, some really spicy chili as well as both mint and basil.

I really recommend growing herbs and other edible plants on your windowsill, it looks pretty when it’s green and it’s amazing when you can pick your own food inside your apartment. I am so happy that my little window farm succeeded! If I only had more room I could grow even more things but I think that will have to wait until I live in a house and not a small apartment. My plants will continue to grow at least as long as the sun is shining a lot.

I have been thinking about buying UV-lamps for the plants to continue to grow in the winter-darkness, but I decided that things are meant to grow in the summer. My little hobby is not important enough to be worth using the extra energy (and fossil fuels) on.

When I first started and put the little seeds in their pots, I thought it would be hard to keep them alive. With time I discovered that long as you remember to water the plants about 3 times per week it’s hard to fail! The watering has taken about 3 minutes per time so it’s not a lot of work, and my dear flatmate has been lovely to help me with the watering whenever I have not been at home.This window-farm will definitely be growing again next spring and summer, I got myself a lovely new hobby!

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To use what you already have

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Tomatoes coming up! Or coming up in a while I hope… I just replanted the tomato plant into a slightly bigger pot. Looking good, right? But guess what, it isn’t a pot 😀 😀 It’s a bowl for snacks and a sour cream jar, in which I made some holes in the bottom so that the extra water can run out. I just wanted to show this as an example of how you quite often can find something usable you already have at home, instead of buying something new. And it still looks pretty (at least from the right angle 😉 )!
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