Winter Gardens? Why Not?
Today is the first day of school for teachers in my school district, which means I and a few of the BGP Board Members are back to work. It truly is an exciting time, but for me, I am reminded that my summer gardens will be dying off soon.
(Insert sad violin music here…)
Ok, ok…to be fair, I go through this with EVERY growing season, but since my favorite fruits & veggies are summer-grown it’s a smidge tougher to let them go.
Or do I have to?
This fall, I am embarking on a new growing journey. I want to grow some of my summer faves through the winter on the patio in my small Vegepod and in my kitchen with grow lights, warm trays, & a small singular #hydroponic bucket from General Hydroponics. Why? Do I just want to have fresh food all winter? Well, yes, but there’s another reason…if I can do this, my students & families can do it too.
I’m definitely going to be blogging (maybe a vlog here & there) & updating everyone on this journey. Yes, I expect plants to die. Yes, I’ll keep trying until I make it work. Yes, I’d love if some others would like to try this too! (Comment below if you want to try! I can send a few seeds to try). The plan is to host a few family home-garden-starting sessions in the spring. If we can figure out ways to grow #vegetables & #herbs realistically & successfully indoors, then we can make an impact on the access many families have to fresh produce year-round.
Share with us! Do you want to do the indoor winter gardening trial with us? We want to know what works for you & what doesn’t! If so, comment below & I’ll be in touch to share some seeds!