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Robert Works tips on alternatives to planters for indoor gardening in New Haven, CT

Hi… My name is Robert Works. In this post I am talking about how to grow a plant without a planter. Living in New Haven CT as I do, and living in an apartment, I don’t have a garden outside. however, I do have plants growing inside my apartment. In my last post I talked about going to a garden center and getting everything you need to start growing vegetables in your apartment. However, I know money is very tight today and I know some of those planters are very expensive. I’m here to tell you not to worry. you don’t need a planter to grow your own vegetables, you can use things that would usually go into the trash such as milk jugs. What you do is cut the top half off, fill the bottom half with soil, put in your seeds. water. then put it in a window sill with sunlight and watch it grow! Another item you can use is an old aluminum baking tin. instead of throwing them out fill it with soil, add some seeds, place in the window sill and your getting more independent! I would like to thank all of you who read this post and liked it and i hope you start your own indoor gardens. My parents made a living as sheep farmers for the last 15 years, they always had a garden in their yard that produced food just for themselves. They had fun gardening, I am finding that gardening in my apartment is also fun and delicious. My father always said frugality is very important,. there is nothing more frugal than growing your own produce.

Robert Works from New Haven CT shares his experiences in independent living

So you want to live independently? Independent living can be as easy as planting a few seeds and watching them grow. You may be thinking “I live in an apartment.” Well, so do I! Im Robert Works, and I live in the Westville section of New Haven CT in an apartment with a roommate. Westville isn’t exactly the farming capitol of the world. But my apartment has some sunlight and i can grow lettuce and other delicious vegetables that taste better than store bought (and alot cheaper too!).

First thing you want to do to move towards greater independence and the feeling self content and self sufficency is go to your local garden center and get a container. You could also make one out of a milk carton. Ill show you how later. I suggest you buy a container with a hole on the bottom so your plant does not drown. Then it is just a matter of keeping the soil moist and BOOM! Your lettuce or other produce is growing and you can clip it off and “Bon Apetite!”  Imagine inviting your friends over for dinner and them watching you clip lettuce from your own indoor garden for dinner and how impressed they will be and how good you will feel! Maybe they will be inspired to start their own indoor garden