Grow Plants in the Winter

by Amy Gordon
(last updated December 18, 2012)

Growing plants outside can be a fun and relaxing activity. One of the most rewarding things to see is your plants growing up to be strong, healthy, and beautiful after working so hard to make them grow. Being able to plant outside is great while the weather is warm and nice, but it becomes much more difficult once the weather turns cold, especially if you live in an area that is prone to frost and snow. Soon you will be driven inside and you will have to wait until next year to start growing outside again.

If you have been driven back inside because of the cold, do not despair. If you enjoy growing plants outside, you can find almost as much joy growing those plants inside while the snow falls all around your house. This extra little bit of green in the winter can really brighten your home and make being indoors feel more like being outdoors than ever before.

All you really need to start growing your own inside garden is a little soil, light, water, and a container to store everything in. If you have the room and the means, you can buy planters to store everything, but this may prove to be too much, especially if you plan on moving your plants outside once spring arrives. Instead, try collecting containers around the house. Clean out your old yogurt cups or butter containers. These plastic dishes should work perfectly for growing any type of seed. You can also throw away the containers when you are done with them, so they do not have to clutter up your home during the spring months.

With just a little bit of practice, you will find that you can start growing almost any kind of plant indoors during the winter. Now, once spring rolls around, you will already have a head start on your garden, and you can start having a great looking yard before a seed has time to even start to grow.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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