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#92075 September 23rd, 2006 at 05:32 AM
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I'm just wondering if there are any vegetables that would do well grown indoors in containers over the winter?
I have a pretty big window in my kitchen that gets a lot of morning sun. This is where I'd have the veggies.

#92076 September 23rd, 2006 at 08:45 AM
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I'm no espert but I would say nothing with long roots like carrots (like you didn't already know that!) if you only have a shallow container. But might I suggest something like lettuce?

#92077 September 23rd, 2006 at 10:17 AM
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And radishes, mint, the teeny, round baby carrots, and surely those mini-peas would work too.

#92078 September 23rd, 2006 at 06:59 PM
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I'm trying tomatoes. Papito put me on to it. You can take cuttings of this years plants and root them indoors. Just watch the fertilizer or they will outgrow their space. Last year mine got over 4 feet tall and I had to go in the hospital. This year I'm trying it with the tiny tim cherry tomatoes because the plant is very compact. So far so good.

It would probably be best if you gave your seeds a bleach bath before planting to take care of any of the virus(?) that causes damp off disease. I had a problem with that will some of my lettuce last year. This year I'm having better luck with a different brand of lettuce.

Bush beans can be grown inside but I don't think you could do enough plants to make it worth your while.

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here is the stuff to use:

Benomyl fungicide (1/2 teaspoon per gallon of water FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS!!) to prevent 'damping off' disease.

I knew I had seed it somewhere.

#92080 September 25th, 2006 at 11:03 PM
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I'm thinking I would like to try tomatoes.

#92081 September 26th, 2006 at 03:17 AM
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Hi Becky,

Unless you have a lot of room I'd try for a compact type of plant.

#92082 October 22nd, 2006 at 10:57 PM
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How about a herb garden!

#92083 October 24th, 2006 at 08:47 PM
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I grow herbs inside all year:-)I have never grew my veggies inside, except when I start them for the spring.
Let us know what you end of growing:-)

#92084 January 8th, 2007 at 07:46 PM
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I am trying the same thing. In a catalog I found a 3-tiered shelf with lighting for $600! (WAY too much). I bought a nice 3-tier shelf at Wal Mart for $40, placed it next to a window, and bought 3 flurescent fixtures with plant lights ($20 each). It is next to a window. I have seeds starting; when they are up, on will go the lights. I am anxious to see how it works!

#92085 February 8th, 2007 at 12:58 AM
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Has anyone started anything yet?? I'm going to do this too in my basement. I'm thinking of starting some cukes that I can transplant to the back patio in big containers (there is not much sun in the backyard) and maybe trying some itty bitty tomatoes and some lettuce indoors.
I need to do some research on damping off; I keep hearing it mentioned but don't know what it means. Uh oh!!

So far I have my plant lights set up in the basement, have some starter soil, some trays, and some little peat pots to get me started. Now I just need to figure out what to do from here! (Besides obviously buying some seeds!)

'Manda

#92086 February 8th, 2007 at 02:18 PM
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I've got Roma tomatoes coming up under my plant light (just built by my sweetheart hubby and I love it wink They are looking real good so far. One bit of advice, Manda--don't overwater your seedlings. I let my peat pots get somewhat dry to the touch between waterings. The seedlings don't like it too wet. I put my cabbages out in the garden last Sunday , Feb 4th, and they're looking real good too. Thank the Good Lord it's getting to be gardening weather clp

#92087 February 9th, 2007 at 04:06 PM
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Thank you for the words of wisdom!!

Unfortunately, it's not gardening weather, or even close to it where I am. It was 31* below yesterday with the windchill. Oh, how I miss the south!!!

'Manda

#92088 February 10th, 2007 at 10:43 PM
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Hey Manda,
Come on back down! I lived in IL for a couple of years so I know what kind of weather you have to deal with. When you're waiting to start your garden, it's enough to make you want to eek and you feel like you're going nutz while you wait for spring. I added lettuce to my garden just today. It's still cold (for us down here) at night but cabbage and lettuce can stand our kind of cold laugh But -31 frown WOW! Don't think I could handle that!!! Oh well, you'll be bragging about your garden before you know it!


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