Well, you can order seed & nursery catalogs for free even during a Wisconsin winter and plan your garden. I limit myself to Guerney’s Seed & Nursery Seed catalog because I have determined that their plants are simply of superior quality and have a better guaranty than other companies. They are a little high priced but I always wait for their half price or flash sales before I order. That doesn’t prevent me from looking over their catalog at any time and planning my garden for the spring. I particularly like their native and unusual fruit plants even if I don’t have the money to buy everything I like. The sweet cherry bushes I got from them are an excellent example of the good quality of their plants. They seem to survive almost anything.
I suppose I could grow some houseplants but there are two basic problems with doing that in my house. My cat will automatically destroy any plant he can reach so the plants must be isolated from him. Secondly my wife claims that any type of houseplant immediately causes allergic reactions to everyone in the house and plants attract insects. My plan to overcome these difficulties is to eventually use an upstairs room for future massive plant production in secret where my wife and the cat can’t get at them. The cat can be locked out and my wife doesn’t normally go upstairs because of her titanium hip bones. I can always claim that I planted the house plants while sleep walking if she ever finds them while she is reconnoitering upstairs.