Primary Earth-friendly Gardening Tenents:

*Tolerate minimal damage to plants and lawn from pests. *Build and maintain healthy soil by using compost and natural soil amendments. *Use chemicals as a last resort. *Use native plants when possible. They are adapted to the climate, soil and area pests. *Attract Beneficial Insects to increase pollination and decrease harmful pests. *Conserve water by using responsible watering methods.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Indoor Edibles

In the south facing windows I keep potted pineapple mint, for mojitos.

Thai chili peppers...

And a purple beauty pepper...

We are looking at getting a lemon and/or lime tree as well... but this may involve moving out furniture so some negotiating yet to be done ;)

Everything I select to plant as an edible is something I use. I started years ago with herbs - the single biggest cash crop for my budget! I keep herbs in pots indoors all winter. Many are moved outdoors in summer, but are kept close to the kitchen and fetched indoors at the first sign of weather change.