Tomatoes are not too difficult to grow and can often do as well on a sunny windowsill indoors as they do outside in a garden. If you live in a cold climate, they may in fact do better indoors than they would do out in the fresh air. Read on if you are interested in learning how to grow tomatoes from seed indoors.
Over and above the three permaculture ethics of planet care, people care and fair share, permaculture also has a series of loose guiding design principles. Twelve such principles were put forward by David Holmgren, one of the founding fathers of permaculture. Let's take a look at following these principles when growing food indoors:
Growing at least some of your own food is one of the best things anyone can do! Herbs are often amongst the easiest plants to grow indoors and they can be grown in even the very tiniest of spaces. Here are just five reasons to grow herbs indoors – something that everyone can do, and everyone should be doing:
Plants create a pleasant indoor environment. Having plants around your home can not only allow you to eat healthy produce affordably, it has also been proven to make people feel happier and calmer. We are meant to live in green, leafy environments and growing plants indoors can help us keep our connection to the natural world. Kids can enjoy a home filled with indoors plants as much as adults. Use your imagination and you can create a play area for kids using indoors plants. This play area can be used to teach them about growing food but can also serve as a safe and relaxed space for all sorts of play.
If you are thinking about growing your own food at home, you don't even need to have a garden! In fact, you will need very little in order to make this sustainable change to your lifestyle. It could be very helpful, however, to familiarise yourself with the fundamentals of permaculture. Permaculture is a design system that gives us a guide for sustainable living. Permaculture is a portmanteau term that comes from the two words, 'permanent' and 'culture'. It has three main tenets – ethics that guide all principles and practices within the field. Beyond these three ethics are a range of further principles. These ethics and principles can help just as much for indoors gardeners as they can for those with a garden or farm.