Also, if you will pardon the rant, I can't stand it when people complain about the heat all summer long, keep their air conditioners on 70 degrees, then the minute the temperature reaches seventy, they crank up the heater to eighty. What IS that? I'm working, and they ask if I am comfortable, NO! I am not. thanx. Turn down the freaking heater, you're killing me, here!
Bed, Bath & Beyond offers a potato grow bag. but they can be grown in an old laundry basket or even a trash bag.
Imagine standing this wood pallet in a brightly lit mud room or spare room. Place soil in and plant it from the bottom to the top as you go. Wouldn't that change the mood entering your home, to see growth?
The rules for winter gardening indoors are the same as for apartment gardening. There are lots of high tech lights and design stands with grow lights for super gardeners, but a well placed mirror in a window seat amplifying the light you have and a few lifts will do you as well, to begin.
While you are decorating for the holidays, you will see the 'south-western' themed jalapeno ornaments in stores. Wouldn't is be nice to have a live jalapeno or other pepper plant in the kitchen window all colored the green and red of the season? It will provide seasonal color, a focal point beyond the dreary dirty white of the old snow and bring cheer and fresh season to foods.
There are still vegetables available at Home Depot, Lowe's and other home improvement stores. During the gift giving season, think about buying the vegetable seedlings, tie a red bow on them and give a happy reminder that spring is coming.