Hello there and welcome to the sixth installment of Hiber-Nation '12, a special series of posts highlighting home accessories and other odds and ends geared to make housebound-in-the-winter life a bit more bearable.

A few weeks back, I highlighted a few diversions of the non-electronic variety — puzzles! crafts! games! beer-making kits! — ideal for keeping cabin-fever prone souls merrily occupied when venturing outside (this winter hasn't really been that bad, eh?) simply isn't an option. With that in mind, I'm back with a few more hobby-oriented items specifically geared towards greentumbs and kitchen gardeners whose outdoor plant-tending activities have been temporarily suspended until spring.
Below, you'll find several indoor gardening kits — some edible, some not — ideal for countertops, windowsills, and other nooks and crannies in desperate need of some greenery (or controlled fungal growth). So instead of moping around groaning about how it's too nasty outside to get your seed on, just clear away a small space inside and dedicate it to a garden that you can dutifully tend to until March 20 rolls around.
Have any indoor herb/plant growing tips and tidbits that you'd care to share?
Power Planter by Gama-Go @ PerpetualKid ($15.99)

Plantini Miniature Hothouse @ Postcarden.com (£24.95)

GrowBottle Indoor Herb Garden by Potting Shed Creations @ UncommonGoods ($30)

Mushroom Garden Kit @ Back to the Roots ($19.95)

Haute Culture Chlorophylle Mini Garden by Racine Carré @ A+R Store ($72)

MicroGiardini Garden in a Can @ Brooklyn 5+10 ($9.95)

Bonsai Forest Kit: Dawn Redwood by Potting Shed Creations @ Branch ($22)

Simple Garden Jr. Trio by Fertile Earth @ A+R Store ($15)

Half Pint Herb Garden @ FredFlare ($18)

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

Hiber-Nation '12: Indoor gardening kits
Quit all of your bellyaching about not being able to exercise your greenthumb this winter and start an indoor garden on a countertop or windowsill with o