Admittedly, it wasn’t my idea to cast off my clothes and convert my closet into a garden. You can say the seed was planted (every pun intended) quite a few years back. A friend of mine had introduced me to a magazine editor who was looking to convert two people’s closets into "kitchen grow" gardens. She needed not say more.
I had just finished installing a subirrigated vertical garden in my bedroom and a mason jar plant garden on my kitchen wall, so I was beyond thrilled by the idea of extending an indoor growing space—particularly one I could cultivate. I had moved into a Brooklyn apartment without a backyard after a childhood in the countryside, so needless to say I had the gardener's itch. I missed having my hands in the soil—a feeling that fellow city-dwelling gardenistas can probably relate to.