Wednesday 18 November 2020

18th November 2020 - Lockdown 2 - Day 14 - Indoor Growing

Under the present lockdown rules, you can go for a walk with one person not of your household so I took the opportunity to have a very breezy and refreshing walk with a friend near where I live. We are deep into Autumn now, although it is still very mild for the time of year, and the trees have lost most of their leaves. 

Indoors, we are growing a few things. There's a tub of salad leaves just gerninated on the windowledge of the living room

There's a tub of radishes on the windowledge of the spare bedroom. We've given them quite a deep pot to grow in but whether they will grow quite straggly and thin remains to be seen. 

In our bedroom the tomato plant is happy with the central heating being on and at least two tomatoes are now ripe and several others are growing well on the plant. 

I have started off a few peppers in the bathroom but at the moment they have not germinated. 

Even if you have limited space outdoors, it is still possible to grow a few things for yourself. Our house faces east-west and so light levels are not as good as a south facing window but still we have success with a few things indoors. My grandparents grew tomato plants in the window of a west facing flat on the 10th floor of a council tower block! We've even grown baby carrots indoors in a deep tub - the shorter carrots are ideal for this. 

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