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.