(I originally had this as a schedule post for tomorrow - but - I decided to move it up to today - and will tell you WHY - in the very near future!)
It has begun! The Indoor Gardening Process for our Rooftop Garden at work! YAY! Last Saturday - 3 of us came in and started our 'game plan'. We also started our first 'flight' of indoor 'from seed' attempts. As I mentioned in previous posts - we are reusing many items for this project.
In this first photo you will see that we are using 3 long and narrow wooden boxes. In these 3 boxes we are doing 3 different kinds of onions. One in each box. We are jokingly calling the middle one our "Ron Burgundy Onions" - they are really called RED Burgundy Onions...but all three of us thought they same thing.
We obtained these wooden containers from our 'junk room' at work. Prior to the 'junk room' these wooden boxes were holding old 45's. Since we will never be using those again since everything is digital we decided to reuse them and put them to work. The place I work is inside a very old building. A few rooms that are being used as storage and not for public use because I doubt they are up to code - are gems in themselves. There are OLD 'leftovers' from pre-1940 in there. One of the items is an old retail display case with plastic drawers...big enough to fit shoes in. There are roughly 30 of these. We used some of them in the photo above to catch the drainage water from the boxes. We also used them to prop up the wooden boxes so they could get more sun from the window. If you look in the 2nd photo you will see some small sections we are trying to start. If they work - we hope to transplant them. They are Brussels Sprouts. In the empty space between the two - we ended up putting two 1.5 gallon buckets. One with Carrots and the other one with Broccoli. We drilled holes in the bottom of each of those and put them in those clear plastic drawers as well.
On the other side of the room we are using old CD Jewel Case Holders - with holes on the back/bottom for drainage - and put in the clear plastic drawers. So far - mostly - in these we are doing various greens! Lettuces - all different colors and kinds - and Kale. We hope to have these indoors for about 4 to 6 weeks and then harden them off and take them outside. We have TONS of other plans but are going to space them out. As for the set up indoors...we ended up reusing old wood and surfaces to make the "tables" and hugged them up to each window. I will keep you posted on any progress!