Nifty Website Teaches You How to Garden Anywhere

The online tool Start A Garden offers amateur green thumbs useful tips for growing veggies no matter where they live.

Nifty Website Teaches You How to Garden Anywhere

There are few hobbies and pastimes more relaxing than tending a garden. Unfortunately, many of us live in locations that aren't entirely conducive to vast agricultural endeavors. An intemperate climate or the particular layout of an apartment building can act as a glove smothering any green thumb. That said, the folks behind Start A Garden, a free and easy web tool, say, "Don't dismay." Even if all you're working with is a red solo cup and the bathroom window, it's entirely possible to start growing veggies in your own home.


Start A Garden features a swift four-part process in which you:

1. Input what you're working with, e.g., size of pot, ZIP code, indoor or outdoor garden.

2. Pick from a list of items the site deems growable given your situation.

3. Decide which date you'd like to start growing.

4. View step-by-step instructions and various tips for harvesting, avoiding common errors, and knowing when to water. Here's an example of what part of the lettuce page looks like:

Start A Garden works similar to the many cooking-by-ingredients tools on the web in which you inventory the items in your pantry so that recipes can be suggested. With little more than a tin can, seeds, soil, and my bedroom window, I can start growing lettuce or Brussels sprouts today. Check out the site (linked again below) to see what's possible where you live.

Read more at The Huffington Post.

Visit Start A Garden to, well, start a garden.

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