Posts tagged ‘Indoor Gardening’

Indoor Garden Update

I’ve got the makings of a good little garden going here. The grow light seems to be working great. Watching stuff grow makes me happy!

My radishes are going crazy. (more…)

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January 13, 2010 at 9:10 pm Leave a comment

How My Guest Bedroom Became a Greenhouse

What do you do when your first attempt at a cold frame fails? You get grow lights and start an indoor garden!

I got these for Christmas and spent the weekend setting up my new garden. For herbs I have rosemary, thyme, oregano, lots of basil (I like to make my own pesto), tarragon, spearmint, parsley, and cilantro. For veggies I planted sugar snap peas, carrots, parsnips, radish, turnips, scallions, leeks, green beans, cherry tomato, jalapenos, bell peppers, arugula, butterhead lettuce, spinach, and endives. I also have a few avocado trees which we started this summer. A lot of these are in small containers so I know I will have to expand my operation and replant them once they get big enough. It’s a pretty sweet setup for now though. (more…)

January 5, 2010 at 8:26 pm Leave a comment

Sprouting

A few months ago I decided to start sprouting. I’ve always loved sprouts and as the warmth of summer monthes escaped my garden I began to look for new greens that are easy to grow inside. I decided on the 3 Tray Kitchen Crop Sprouter from Amazon.com for $14. It’s probably the simplest thing I’ve ever grown. Basically, you just put the seeds in each of the trays and rinse them twice a day (all you have to do is fill the top with water and it trickles down each layer collecting in the bottom pan). This particular sprouter is cool because you can grow three different kinds as once. Also, since there are three trays you can stagger them so you constantly have a fresh supply handy. I have a mixture of alfalfa, brocoli, radish and another of garbanzo beans and lentils. Not only are they delicious, but they contain tons of vitamins and antioxidants. There are a lot of resources out there if you decide to start growing your own. Let me know how it goes and happy sprouting 🙂

December 14, 2009 at 2:04 am 1 comment


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