How Does My Garden Grow

The lettuce and spinach I sowed on November 5th are doing very well.  I waited until today to thin the plants so the non-winners in this evolutionary race could still make a small salad.

I have started a second batch that is beginning to sprout and hope that the staggering will keep me in fresh greens until spring when I can sow outdoors.

I am also experimenting with a couple seeds of Five Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard.  I am starting them in very small containers and will transplant into larger containers to grow indoors if they germinate well.

My indoor growing space is at a premium right now and I am looking to expand what I can grow by doubling up on the growing shelves and lights with 2 deep on the wide shelves.  At this rate I will probably need a second shelving unit before spring, but I am loving the results.  This project is not a money saver right now.  I have a long, long way to go before indoor gardening pays for itself, but I love being able to go downstairs and get some “just in time” basil, lettuce, rosemary, or oregano.

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