Growing food all year round, indoors
This week, for our ‘Change the World Wednesday‘ Challenge, Reduce footprints wants us to exercise our green fingers.
Set by one of the participants of the challenge Rewinn says “I like the idea of microgardening. Almost every living space has room for a pot or three where you can grow lettuce or mint.
Do you have a window sill in a lunch room or an odd window by the stairs where can you put in a pocket garden that you can harvest a couple times a year, and enjoy all the year?” So … here’s the challenge:
Growing food indoors
This week, plant something edible indoors (in your homes, offices, schools, etc.) Some ideas are lettuce, herbs, spinach, kale, and even tomatoes.
Well here’s the deal. I’ve been seriously thinking about this recently and this is just the kick in the right direction I need.
Food all year round
I’ve been put off by thinking that, in the middle of autumn nothing will grow. Won’t my seeds just sit there at best, or rot at worst? Don’t they need 8 hours of sunlight and warm temperatures to germinate?
I guess there is one way to find out, and that’s to get stuck in and try something.
I’m really unsure which plants could possibly grow indoors during the autumn, especially as temperatures fluctuate a lot in our home. We don’t have central heating or thermostatically controlled radiators; we have a wood burner that is prone to baking us or leaving us cold!
So I’m really looking forward to the challenge of growing something in a small container. I’m going to use the corner of my dining table as this gets the most light.
Today I will pay a visit to my garden centre to take advise on my year-round gardening! But in the meantime, take a look at Rewinn’s post about microgardening.