Karen Swanberg wrote:
The question I would have to ask for those of you growing with lights.
Are you getting enough produce to justify the cost of the fixtures,
bulbs and cost of electricity used in growing that produce? I am very
curious if this can be a cost effective way to grow your food indoors?
I'm successfully growing greens indoors, and I've gotten a few bell
peppers as well. I ate a ping-pong sized red pepper today for lunch that
I grew in my basement.
I use aquaponics (mentioned here before) and I have a setup in my basement
(using LED lights) and one in my kitchen (window supplemented by
Overview of my systems:
A thread on my basement setup:
the kitchen setup:
I've found that by far the best performers in these low-light systems are
chinese greens (I've tried pakchoi, tatsoi), Kale (winter types) and
claytonia (miner's lettuce.) Cilantro did great, and basil and swiss chard
did ok. I keep trying more things, too.
Most of the fruiting things I've tried (peas, squash, strawberries...)
have failed miserably.
On Wed, 15 Jul 2009, Jesse Haas wrote:
Not a greenhouse! I'm wondering if anyone has any experience growing food
indoors. I live in an apartment and, though I have a garden plot a few
blocks away, I'm entertaining the thought of growing food at home too. We've
got a lot of windows and a lot of light...
Karen Swanberg allochthon.livejournal.com
Aquaponics setup http://tinyurl.com/2ohubr
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