DIY: Indoor Garden

posted on: 7.15.2013

In April, I decided my summer project would be to start an indoor garden. There's something rewarding about gardening and this project was no exception. I'm eager to water my garden every morning just to see the buds that are sprouting! I put together this 5-easy-steps DIY so you can join me in this!
You will need:
-coffee filters

How to:
1. Drill holes in the cans. I saved the cans from some canned baked beans I had cooked, then drilled a hole in the middle. This could also be done by nail & hammer.
2. Put coffee filter inside the can, then add the soil. This will prevent the soil from escaping through the hole, while at the same time filtering the water out so that it doesn't accumulate at the end of the can (this could potentially rot the roots). Make sure that there's enough soil! Just leave 1/2 inch from the top.
3. Add seeds. I selected mostly herbs (cilantro, oregano & basil) that I season meals with, along with a flower plant (lavender). All of these plants are indoor approved. I got them at walmart but you can get seeds anywhere. Also, make sure you add about up to 5-7 seeds around the soil. Try to keep the seeds apart from each other. Water the soil for the first time.
4. Water the soil for the first time and put the cans next to a window with plenty of sunlight! I usually water my plants every morning. I don't use a lot of water, just enough to keep the soil moist. If you put the cans together, make sure you label them so you don't forget which plant is which. One of my favorite parts was getting creative with plant labels!
5. Watch them grow! The seed packets will tell you how long it takes for them to grow, when it's best to grow them and what to do after they've reached a certain height.

4 Smiles:

  1. This is a lovely DIY! Thank you for sharing.

  2. I had never though of recycling cans for an indoor garden before =) Great idea! Love when you do DIY posts.


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