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Grow Fresh Greens All Winter Long!

  • January 29, 2016
  • Written by Melinda Confrey

The weather outside is frightful, and fresh greens would be delightful!

Growing a garden indoors this winter is easier than you think. Some key concepts to keep in mind are light sources, soil temperature, and the type of vegetable.

Light: Large windows and skylights are essential in stimulating growth. If you don't have excellent natural light sources in your home you should consider buying grow lights. A full spectrum light will simulate the missing sunlight. To see our selection of grow lights click here.

Temperature: Warm inviting soil is a necessity. Placing your germination tray near a window is a great source of light. However, your window may let in too much cold air chilling your soil and preventing successful germination. A simple heat mat can solve this problem. Heat mats keep the soil at an easy 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Another option would be to place your trays on top of a warm surface ie. your refrigerator. To see our selection of heat mats click here.

Seed Variety: Only certain varieties of vegetables grow well indoors, we recommend: Herbs, Kale, Leaf Lettuce, Peppers (hot), Spinach, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes (cherry variety)