Veggie Gardening Indoors

In the pursuit of practical gardening for myself, I came across a post on Red State Green about growing some cool weather vegetables indoors. With reducing our thermostats into the 60's, this is an ideal temperature to grow lettuces, spinach, Swiss chard etc. indoors. A cooler spare room would work too, as long as it doesn't get too cold. Imagine not only having my "itch" to garden scratched, but provide some food for my family in the process! ....I'm looking through my seed collection already for what I can grow. Yum!

An advantage to growing these indoors is that I'm not battling pests. (unless I count some of the larger 4 legged ones that I call pets)

Lighting will really be my only big challenge trying to grow these. A south facing window with plenty of sun should do the trick, otherwise additional lighting may be needed. I have a full spectrum light, that my family calls my "happy light" that I plan on using. (I have some seasonal depression issues sometimes, so this light cheers me up when I use it, hence the name) Otherwise any fluorescent light will work. (We have plenty of those lights now that we're trying to conserve energy.)

Garden Gal has some great information on what to grow and how to grow it. So now all I have to do is go gather my supplies!

Just a note.. growing veggies that need pollinating, will all have to be done by hand. Tomato plants just need a good shaking every few days to mimic wind for pollination and warmer temps too.

Woohoo! Off I go...


  1. This sounds like an awesome idea! Please keep us up to date...

    Just don't get too many grow may have the sheriff's dept knocking on your door!

  2. True. :) My husband has already made that concern. I guess I need to be more open with the neighbors about my projects..You know how rumors get started so easily, lol.

  3. I never thought that too many grow lights could bring the sheriff to our doors!

    I will keep up with your efforts..the cat would love this project. Gail


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