11 indoor gardening tips for spring, no yard required

Spring is upon us, and that means it’s time for us to start training those green thumbs. But if you don’t have much space for an outdoor patio or garden, you need to get creative and bring it inside. Believe it or not, you can actually have a greener space with Where without court. Whether you’re looking to start your own edible garden or just want to freshen up your kitchen windowsill with some pretty plants, we’ve got 12 gardening projects and crazy tips that will have you growing into a fresh, blooming spring. We’re sure these money-saving tips and tricks will have you digging through the dirt in no time.


1. Go vertical: Running out of counter space in your small kitchen or dining room? DIY up to a bright and colorful herb garden like this. (Brit+Co)

2. Clothes rack transformed into a garden: There’s not much to this DIY. Just take a clothes rack you don’t need and some paint and you have a colorful indoor garden. The best part? It is totally one of a kind. (Brit+Co)

3. Regrow Celery: Speaking of leftovers, here’s another project you can make with leftovers. All you need is a can, a stalk of celery, and some soil, and before you know it, you’ll have a mature celery plant. (17 apart)

4. Growing seedlings: Learn the perfect way to crack an egg… to plant something in it, that is. You’ll never look at your omelettes the same way again after reading this tutorial on how to use calcium-loaded eggshells to feed and nurture your budding garden. This is a great place to start seedlings before transferring them to a larger pot (indoors or outdoors). (Fox)

5. Vintage tin garden: This space-saving kitchen project is the best thing since sliced ​​bread. Just a quick trip to the thrift store for some vintage tins, some herbs (or whatever) and a windowsill are all you’ll need to get this wonderful project started. (Four generations one roof)

6. Bottle gardens: Self-watering plants in this beautiful design are sure to make your kitchen a happier place. This project may take a little more work initially, but you’ll definitely save time and effort with this no-watering technique. Oh, and you can also replace the bottles with dixie cups. (design sponge)

seven. Herb Garden Planter: Small space? Not serious. Get that rustic look by planting all your favorite herbs in one container. This project will definitely save you a last-minute trip to the grocery store for cilantro. (design sponge)

8. fairy garden: If you’re feeling creative, we can’t think of a more fun gardening project than an indoor garden. It’s perfect for a couple of magical creatures and it will connect you with your inner child. (Parents)

9. Succulent Planters: Aren’t they just great? With the brightly colored succulents and recycled brown eggshells, it’s an adorable project. We also think this would be a fun place to bring in a little more color with a little dyed egg action. (The kitchen)

ten. Grow basil all year round: We know basil can be a little tricky to grow at home, but with this tutorial, all you’ll need is some water and some counter space. It also means homemade pesto all year round (Yay!). (The urban gardener)

11. Bring the tulips: You’ll have an extra reason to smile by growing these indoor tulips. With just a little water, a few pebbles, and a sleek glass, you can grow your bulbs indoors. We didn’t even know how much we needed it in our lives. (The passion of life)

What project are you going to tackle this weekend? Any indoor gardening tips we missed? Let us know @BritandCo!

This post has been updated.