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Winter Container Gardening for Small Spaces

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upside down planter

Hanging Gardens

Short on wall space? Don’t fret! You can grow some food by hanging your plants right from the ceiling! Most home improvement or gardening stores stock hanging planters, and these are a great option for growing some larger indoor food plants. I’m also really smitten with this Japanese string garden. You could try it out with herbs instead of ornamentals! Plants that would do well in a hanging planter include:

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Hot peppers
  • Any sort of herb
  • Dark, leafy greens

If you’re feeling really ambitious, you can also grow quite a few plants in an upside-down planter. Sure, we’ve all seen the infomercial for the Upside Down Tomato Planter, but beans, strawberries, and other vines also do well upside down.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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12:49PM PST on Dec 10, 2013

This article has really made me think how lucky I am to have wonderfully sunny windows where I can try this!

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4:19AM PST on Nov 26, 2011

Thanks for all the ideas!

7:44AM PST on Nov 14, 2011

Fantastic ideas - thank YOU!

10:42PM PST on Nov 9, 2011

excellent! thanks for the tips.

3:54AM PDT on Nov 3, 2011

Thanks for the tips.

6:00AM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

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11:52AM PDT on Oct 27, 2011

Our family has just recently had the good fortune to move to a new house with a sun porch. We have never had one of these before; & look forward with great anticipation to do some winter indoor gardening. Indoor gardening is not only functional but decorative; & I think that we will enjoy it very much as we've always appreciated our outdoor gardens. Thank you for the excellent preview; it motivates me to get started ASAP!

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