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I don't have a green house and limited space, but yet I would like to "grow" potted veggies. Is this possible and what veggies will do go indoors? Thanks.
-- Ice (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 04, 1999
How about just being happy with sprouts. Your other idea is really not worth doing.
-- Sand Mueller (email@example.com), September 04, 1999.
You can grow things that don't get too big. Unlike Mueller, I do this all of the time. Things that grow well are radish, head lettuce, etc. I wouldn't try to grow oak trees.
-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), September 04, 1999.
Try some mesclun- baby greens. In a flat- either a commercial plastic one or something similar- put a good enriched growing mix. seed it with lettuce, spinach, aruglua, chard, beets, etc- do a few a week- water and keep in a sunny spot. Clip baby greens as needed. Keep a succession crop going- plant a few a week-
also- potted herbs can work well- basil, sage, dill(short fernleaf), parsley, oregano, chives, thyme, etc- adds great taste to food. Also- a tea garden with lemon balm, mint and stuff. You can also grow Rosemary indoors.
-- farmer (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 04, 1999.
Strawberries in a hanging basket work. Not a terrific yield. Had to hang them up. The cat would eat the blossoms. Good luck.
-- mwerks3 (email@example.com), September 05, 1999.
I've tried most everything that farmer mentioned. In my experience, they all work. Just be careful of the moisture level. You can have your own fungal epidemic. I am fortunate in have a two story atrium. I can grow those vining things that can stand short days....
-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), September 05, 1999.
Thanks for all your imput. I really appreciate it. :) Ice
-- Ice (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 05, 1999.
By-the-way, I grow some peppers in pots on the deck. Things like Ancho , Carribean Red, and [other hot peppers]. I prune those back and bring them inside. They will produce in the winter. At least some of them will...
-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), September 06, 1999.
Grow stuff in window-boxes you can make and hang under each window. Water the plants daily... You can do quite a lot if you have a balcony. Grow small things like cherry tomatoes in pots, or use polystyrene boxes from a fruit/vege store: fill with potting mix and grow away. You can also put up a trellis to support climbing plants like beans or peas. If you have a fish tank or a plastic bowl, you can grow a few edible water plants like water chestnut. Borrow a few books on Permaculture for more ideas. Most are by an Aussie named Bill Mollison. I saw these ideas on a video tape of his.
-- David Harvey (email@example.com), September 07, 1999.