Vegetables and Fruit forum: Indoor Vegetable Garden IS POSSIBLE!!!!

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Name: Jared Nicholes
Post Falls, Idaho
Sep 29, 2016 6:21 PM CST
Hey Everyone!

Recently I got some broccoli, cauliflower, tomato, pepper, onion, and carrot seeds off Amazon for an experiment in indoor vegetable gardening. I found out it is INDEED possible with the right stuff. It has only been six days since I planted the seeds and the broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and tomatoes I planted are growing like weeds, except they are vegetables! I decided to come here and tell you how I am doing it.

First, I used large bins for the pots. I fill them with garden soil, NOT potting soil, (its all I had at the time, but it is working fine.)

Second, I use a grow light on the ceiling. My garden is in the basement and there is not much light except for the grow light. I keep it on all day and turn it off at night.

Third, I water sparingly, meaning I use just enough water for the seeds, but I try not to over fill the bins.

I do all three of these things and my vegetables are doing beautifully! I got 4 tomato plants growing, 6 cauliflower, 6 broccoli, and about 50 carrots. I lost track of how many carrots I am growing, actually!

It is INDEED possible to do vegetable gardening over winter! It just needs to be indoors!

By the way, I had a vegetable plant in the backyard that was flowering, I think its watermelon, but frost is coming soon, so I dug it up, carefully preserving the root system and transplanted it into a bin, and it is doing BEAUTIFULLY! That is possible also!

What do you guys think?

Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Sep 29, 2016 7:26 PM CST
I think you have quite an indoor garden going there, Jared! Thumbs up

What type of grow light are you using?
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Name: Jared Nicholes
Post Falls, Idaho
Sep 29, 2016 7:46 PM CST

I am not sure what kind of light, but I will make a video of the garden later and show everyone. All I know is that it a plant growing light and it works GREAT!!!

Name: Britnay
Detroit Mi (Zone 6a)
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Oct 18, 2016 6:50 PM CST
What kind of containers are you using? I've always wanted to ty indoor gardens but I'm so afraid of that electricity bill.. Sad
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