Masterful Gardening: Combat winter doldrums with window sill gardening

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Tom Crandall has started multiple plants on his window sill this winter. On the left are wax begonia cuttings. In the middle is a sweet potato that has
Tom Crandall has started multiple plants on his window sill this winter. On the left are wax begonia cuttings. In the middle is a sweet potato that has sprouted. And on the right is an African violet cutting which has just begun to sprout baby plants above the roots. Courtesy of Tom Crandall

By Tom Crandall

My joy of gardening is watching plants grow.

While the fall season is enjoyable with all the beautiful foliage, I begin to have withdrawal symptoms as temperatures plummet and the annuals and perennials wither and die.

To combat the upcoming winter doldrums, I begin to focus on plants that will continue to flourish in the house.

I could go to a garden center and load up on expensive house plants, but I prefer to have fun with plants I propagate myself.

Following are some fun projects I’ve enjoyed over the years.

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