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

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Name: Jared Nicholes
Nampa, 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
Nampa, 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)
Oh! What's that?! ....oops...
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
Lord please let this seed not be a weed!
Name: Kenny Pham
Oct 24, 2016 8:46 AM CST
Great job Jared
I am a Vietnam, I lived in the United States just two years and I also had an indoor plant vegetables like Jared. The results were so many and clean without chemicals.
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Nov 13, 2016 10:11 PM CST
I am excited to see how your harvest ends up. Especially the watermelon!

Jan 10, 2017 11:25 AM CST
Ha ha ha. How's it doing now. What kinds of bugs did you bring in with that garden soil?

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