Friday, January 11, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Winter Gardening Blues?

Anyone else feeling a little blue since the gardening season ended? I've decided to try my hand at some winter gardening. If I had access to the outdoors I would set up some cold frames, but apartment living leaves me trying different things. I've been reading up on the topic and I think I can grow micro greens indoors. I set up my grow light just in case the days are still too short. I didn't set up the warming seed starting mat because lettuce likes cooler temperatures so I thought the windowsill might work. One last problem: I couldn't find any seeds in my local stores so I'm using whatever was left over from last season that I thought would work in cooler temperatures and with shorter day lengths.

So...I planted arugula and bok choi, both which can be harvested as baby greens. Also, both mature pretty quickly. I'm going to see how this works out and if it works, I also have a packet of a variety of loose leaf lettuce seeds.