I've had some wonderful feedback about my Indoor Gardening hopes and dreams for this winter. I've had a lot of interest in the topic with a lot of questions along the way. So I figured I would start blogging about it now and keep you posted on the progress.
Starting things off...with these 4 photos above. The 2 plants on top in the green buckets are Sweet Banana Peppers. We started them indoors and have kept them indoors this whole time. They are doing quite well and we are seeing flowers and buds on two of the three plants.
The long thin leafy green lettuce is something that we've also done exclusively indoors. It was one of the many Rosalita Lettuces we attempted throughout the season but this one looked way different than the other ones. After a fashion the other ones had a stalk that budded seeds and flowers where this one has not and it's lasted much longer and the leaves are longer and thinner, too!
Next to that photo - in the blue bucket - was the best of the 3 Basil Plants that we brought inside. It's still growing STRONG and making the production room smell wonderful. I'm optimistic that we will be able to continue to grow the basil inside throughout the winter months. One of the other Basil plants I gave to my husband's grandmother and the 3rd one we lost to frost about 2 weeks ago.
Then...in the red bucket is one of two Brussels Sprouts plants we brought in from outside. They are still very small but I am not ready to give up on them yet. Eventho we started from seed in April.
We are starting from seed a few other things we are going to try and do indoors during the winter months. I will keep you posted on the progress there, too!
Winter's coming. Any snow where you are? I've seen photos on Facebook, friends experiencing heavy snowfall, dunno where they are exactly in the States. I guess if plants are kept indoors, they would survive the cold...like in a greenhouse.ReplyDelete
Yup! Snow has arrived! We have gotten about 3 inches of slush already today and it's not even 9am! We might be getting about 6 inches today...sigh...ReplyDelete
I'm on the east coast of the US...snow belt area.
Neat update and what a fun project. I need to plant some kale and greens outside since they do okay in the winter here and we might actually get more rain soon!ReplyDelete
I am hoping we see a few things do well indoors anyways! I think I may have killed my chives. They were still outside and we got down to single digits last night...eeeeeek!Delete
I love the indoor gardening! I keep complaining I can't really garden as I don't have outdoor space (not even a balcony...), but I should give it a try. I would love to try growing basil!ReplyDelete
I think you should start with Basil! I bet it would work great indoors where you are :) Let me know if you do!!!Delete