[Greenbuilding] Indoor Garden
corwyn at midcoast.com
Wed Feb 4 09:26:29 CST 2009
Lynelle Hamilton wrote:
> OK, so this isn't strictly a /building /question....It is one on
> building an indoor garden.
> I want to start an indoor garden in a south-facing window. The plan
> is to grow spinach and any other veggie crop I can (in small lots)
> indoors. This avoids the large-plastic-container-full that goes bad
> before I can possibly use it all (and likely comes from distant places
> where you need sunscreen in January).
Build a window sill extension to hold it, and we're good :-)
> Can anyone point me to web resources? I've looked at a number, but
> there's often conflicting advice and ads for expensive "plant starter
The place I always recommend people start with is Elliot Coleman. He
grows fresh greens for himself and others all winter long in Maine. He
has several books, and emphasizes a simple approach.
Forget expensive plant starter systems. Any tray-like container will
work, just make sure it is sufficiently deep for what you plan to grow,
and that excess water has a way of draining out the bottom without
ruining anything. Sequential plantings will get you a continuing
supply. Also consider, claytonia, mâche.
Thank You Kindly,
Green Fret Consulting
Kermit didn't know the half of it...
topher at greenfret.com
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