I want to start a small kitchen garden (my space is limited) what would be some easy and spaceable vegetables and hetbs to start with?:)
what supplies would i need (something eco-friendly and frugal)?
how much space ya have ?
what mean by supplies ? do ya mean seeds ?
list some vegis you like , then i'll know what to suggest
dont worry im a expert gardner
(not pro expert but self / book taught over 15 years with big garden)
* i'll be back with links and a quickie plan in a minute
Last edited by michigan roman; 05-18-2009 at 04:47 PM.
ok im gonna run with ' frugal ' :
at this site order below in order to get a great greens selection cheap ,
and the shipping shall only be a few bucks :
- parris island cos #281 , 1/4 oz $1.35
- ruby red #282 , 1/4 oz $1.45
- bloomsdale longstanding #233 , 1/4 oz $1.20
- red russian #55 , 1/4 oz $1.45
- arugula / roquette #371 , 1/8 oz $1.35
- parris island is romaine lettuce
- ruby red is red tinted loose leaf lettuce
- bloomsdale is spinach
- red russian is kale
Last edited by michigan roman; 05-18-2009 at 03:29 PM.
ide def grow basil . fresh its great , plus its aroma great too
i also like curly parsley in my dressings / marinades with lemon
and garlic , if you do ide grow it
can get both cheap at willhite . guaranteed willhites got cheapest seeds
on earth , these amounts your getting say for the lettuces are 5000 seeds .
which goes a long ways . the spinach amount is 500 , near same with the kale / arugula . all toll this seeds order would cover an area of say around 15' x 15' with a big batch of mixed greens
also since going raw i only grow cherry tomatoe cuz they taste better than biggies
i suggest turning straw into your soil
its slows soil compaction (giant factor)
, enriches soil . and when placed on
surface around plants it holds moisture in
and keeps weeds out
Roman has you covered but I would plant things I could make a Smoothie with, Collords etc. You don't have to plant all of them, plant a few and just pick the leaves off.
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Originally Posted by michigan roman
Thank you :)
My space is very tight ( i can hold about 7 small containters/pots) on a shelf i have in my kitchen.
Yes, supplies i mean seeds, soil, tools etc.. to maintain and keep growing more
I like all veggies The veggies i am interested in growing are Tomatoes, lettuce (if possible) and any suggestions you may want to add :) (I am not a professional green thumb), to know what others veggies can be grown indoors. Also some herbs such as parsley, cilantro, mint, rosemary, and anything else you can add to the mix. lol lol
any chance you have a balcony or a front step or any outside space? or at least a really sunny window? the stuff will grow far better outside or getting good sun, unless you are going to install grow lights. basil grows well on a windowsill. i dont know about growing tomatoes and lettuce etc inside unless you install grow lights. Or even a friend/neighbor who has a balcony or yard that would let you put some pots of stuff there so it could get more sun? also, if youre interested, alot of places have allotments you can rent out to grow stuff
mannnn, it should be illegal to build apartments without porches or balconies good luck :) basil seems to do well in pots. OH ya know whats pretty and you can eat and will live in a sunny window? Calendula flowers and also nasturtiam flowers. you can eat the petals in salads from the calendula and the flowers and young leaves from the nasturtiam. these grew for a full year for me before dying and even had some flowers over the winter :) BORAGE is beautiful too (edible flower) though i dont know if it will grow in a pot on a windowsill.
you could also try chickweed, (giggle :P ) that seems to grow anywhere outside and is yummy.
I need to look into these seeds Roman. Thanks. Are they for sprouting like inside house in my jars? I'm super big on alfalfa mix I buy local already packaged. Ouch to $9.65 pound however.
Can I get a small quantity? Thanks Brother!!!!!!!!!!
Was JUST at www.willhiteseed.com
Can't find seeds for sprouting. Are they there?
Last edited by carolg; 05-23-2009 at 08:02 PM.
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