Food For Thought: Home gardening

Warmer weather means it's a great time to start planting a garden. Annie Novak, manager of the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden,

Annie Novak, manager of the Edible Academy at

Annie Novak, manager of the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden, says it's easy to grow your own herbs and veggies in the comfort of your apartment. (Credit: News 12 )

THE BRONX - Warmer weather means it's a great time to start planting a garden.

Annie Novak, manager of the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden, says it's easy to grow your own herbs and veggies in the comfort of your apartment.

"The thing that's amazing about gardening is that plants want to grow. In an apartment with very little light, you can do seed sprouting. In an apartment with balcony, you can start to grow your own culinary herbs in the space. When you have access to a roof, you can do a whole rooftop garden," she says.

To get started, she says to make sure there is access to light and water. Keep in mind that whatever soils you buy will contribute to the health of the plant that you eat. Also, a pail and trowel are indispensable for digging and prepping.

Novak says the key rule of gardening is to grow what you love to eat because it will motivate you to take care of that plant.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Puerto Ricans in one Bronx community officially wrapped 1 Puerto Ricans wrap up holiday season in Kingsbridge
Tips to stay commited to your fitness resolution 2 Tips to stay committed to your fitness resolution
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the hand 3 Police: Teen shot after argument in the Bronx
Isaiah Williams is currently in the hospital recovering 4 Man recovering after deadly Boston Road crash
5 Neighborhood Brief for Jan. 15

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

News 12 is featuring great tips to help Food for Thought

News 12 is featuring great tips to help you incorporate healthy eating habits.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE