top of page
  • Naomi Stephens | Permaculture Designer

How to avoid thin leggy leaning plants in your apartment garden

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

In my experience, growing plants indoors is not as easy as it looks. The power of sun rays are weakened, due to the double glazing on your windows.

If the sunlight is not enough then plants will grow thin and 'leggy' towards it.

Kitchen herbs hanging upside down drying.

This lean makes them weak and prone to falling over. They normally die shortly after if there is no intervention.

I have had success in saving leaning plants by putting them under grow lights. This made them grow a lot faster and healthier.

There are other tricks like twisting the pot every day or so as mentioned in the podcast.

I found this podcast really informative. Fred Hower talks about how to grow a herb garden indoors with or without a grow light.

Listen here:

Subscribe for more Permaculture Apartment related podcasts.



Get free resources, useful, well researched new ideas. Subscribe.

Subscribe for free Permaculture resources periodically. 

Subscribe for more relevant information on small space gardening and Urban permaculture. Be the first to see exclusive and new content. Be updated on the latest on what's going on in the urban gardening world.

See More

bottom of page