Gardening

The 4 Easiest Things to Grow in Your Indoor Garden — Simple Gardens

If you're intimidated by the idea of indoor gardening, don't be! We've been working with green-thumbed pro Amy Pennington, author of Apartment Gardening, to come up with a list of the four easiest things you could possibly grow in your kitchen. She's got all sorts of tips, tricks, and techniques — and she was willing to share them!

Keep reading to check out the four easiest things you can grow indoors.

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The World’s Cutest Garden Markers You Can Buy — Simple Gardens

You spend a lot of time cultivating your backyard garden, so why not spruce it up with adorable garden markers that will add a touch of cuteness and make it easy to find what's what?

Set up some of these markers and you'll never again have to wonder if you're you're looking at the parsley or the cilantro.

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The World’s Cutest Garden Markers You Can Buy — Simple Gardens

You spend a lot of time cultivating your backyard garden, so why not spruce it up with adorable garden markers that will add a touch of cuteness and make it easy to find what's what?

Set up some of these markers and you'll never again have to wonder if you're you're looking at the parsley or the cilantro.

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I Tried the Click and Grow Herb Garden — Here’s How It Went — Simple Gardens

Although I do most of the cooking and cleaning, I like to joke that my husband is in charge of keeping all the living things in our house alive. He makes sure I eat real meals like a normal human (not just cheese and gummy candies), he feeds our fish and the dog we sometimes babysit, and he's in charge of all our plants.

This division of labor came about after I killed three too many succulents and an air plant. (Seriously, how does one kill an air plant?) It's not entirely my fault, I like to tell myself — the light in our apartment is never the same!

I have also killed every basil kit I've ever tried, yet I was eager try the Smart Herb Garden by Click and Grow. After all, they make it sound so easy! Here's how it went.

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The World’s Cutest Garden Markers You Can Make — Simple Gardens

It's happening! Gardening season, that is. Before you know it, you'll be up to your eyeballs (or at least your shins) in fresh herbs, vegetables, and more. Mind your peas and corral all that mint you're growing with these charming DIY garden markers — they're all made from things you probably already have around the house.

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The Total Beginner’s Guide to Successful Indoor Gardening — Simple Gardens

Maybe you've tried to grow basil in your kitchen before? And maybe you were lucky to get four leaves — two of which you were actually willing to eat? Trust me, I get it. I didn't always have a green thumb, but now I've literally written the book on indoor gardening.

The good news: Plants don't require a ton to grow (the official list includes light, nutrients, water, and a little bit of love). Here's how to make sure those needs get met.

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