Living in a tiny house is often about sacrifice. It is sometimes a sacrifice of space, a sacrifice of privacy, and even a sacrifice of sanity. It shouldn’t, however, mean a sacrifice in fresh food or even the pursuit of hobbies. With the continued popularity of indoor herb gardens, countertop garden kits, and even kits for growing things like mushrooms and peppers, a small, indoor garden does not have to be on that list of sacrifices. In fact, with these 5 tips a springtime of fresh food and greenery goodness may be just around your corner!
GO SIMPLE. GO WITH HERBS.
While gardening often evokes visions of big, ripe, juicy tomatoes hanging from a large bush or a large, leafy runner filled with golden squashes, a small container garden is quite a bit more humble. Doesn’t have to be less savory though. Whoever heard of a great pasta dish without basil and oregano? These items tend to be some of the most expensive at the grocery store but are easy enough to grow right in your tiny house windowsill. Seeds can be purchased almost anywhere with a garden center and they tend to germinate and grow really quickly. Bed them down in an old glass jar or antique tin or even a more traditional pot. Whatever the case, it won’t be long before you’ll be able to snip off a few sprigs of rosemary or dill from your very own kitchen countertop.
GREEN MEANS GROW.
Once you have some herbs taking root you can move on to lettuces and greens. Granted you’ll need a little more space for this endeavor but because a good lettuce plant is a “cut and come again” for at least three good cycles, they are perfect for your space. Nothing tastes better than a leaf or two of fresh, buttercrunch lettuce on a midsummer sandwich.