“Let food by thy medicine” is the basis by which I approach most health issues. In my quest to have fresh whole food on our table I am now growing my garden inside. I am the happy owner of a Tower Garden.
I did plant a garden outside this year and it was the largest yet. Of course the deer found it. They pruned my tomatoes, and when we fenced them out they munched my lettuce. Between having to fend off deer and our short growing season I decided it was time to move my garden inside. We have a lovely east facing “sunporch”, with a south facing sliding glass door. I had it set up and was ready to plant 9/21/15.
Most of the seeds I set on top of the rockwool. Some I pushed down into the rockwool. After a week I replanted any wells that had not sprouted. Starting at the top I planted: basil & spinach, 2nd: rommaine & spinach & lettuce, 3rd: two types of kale, turnips (for the greens) & spinach, 4th: snap peas and parsley, 5th: tomatoes & lemon cucumbers. On October 1st I replanted any empty wells with bok choy, spinach, and basil. The lettuces are doing the best. Even my tomatoes came up from seed (a first for me).
We have the lights on a timer to be on for 12 hours each day. The pump runs for 15 minute each hour. As you can see, in just four weeks my plants are to the point I can identify what is in each well! I’m not so sharp at gardening that I can identify plants when they only have two leaves.
My garden is safe from the deer and goats. I look forward having fresh green salad for Thanksgiving dinner and to sharing my observations with you.
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