Indoor gardening is kind of a big thing at Fifth Season and we love sharing our knowledge. This post will help new indoor gardeners understand the space and its potential. We’ll cover the most frequently asked questions and share our best advice to help you get started. If you don’t find the answers you’re looking for here, please feel free to add a question to the comments section below and we’ll do our best to answer it. Over time, and working together, we can make this a great … [Read more...] about Getting Started with Indoor Gardening!
There are so many different lighting options available in this day and age so I wanted to do a quick rundown on the different styles and how you could use them in your indoor gardens. If you are like me and like to get your spring seeds started and ready before planting time, I like to get mine started under a T5 fixture. These come in a wide range of sizes ranging from 2ft, 3ft, and even 4ft long fixtures. They also come in single bulbs, dual bulbs, quad bulbs, and some even with an eight … [Read more...] about Introduction to Lighting
-Pam Scott- I have been growing lettuces indoors, in a south facing window or in the green house, for years. These lettuces are grown in window boxes to be harvested when they are bigger than microgreens but smaller than full-size lettuce heads. We use cut and come again varieties such as Cos, Sierra and Red Sails, which provide us with a ton of leafy salad greens throughout the winter months. Having recently become obsessed with eating a variety of Thai dishes where the food is … [Read more...] about More Adventures in Kratky Hydroponics
-Pam Scott- If you are short on outdoor garden space, love the smell of fragrant plants, or want the ease of having cooking herbs at your fingertips, you may want to consider growing herbs indoors as houseplants year-round. There are lots of good reasons to grow culinary herbs as indoor plants: they smell good, taste great and can be a beautiful addition to your houseplant collection. There are few things more delightful than brushing past fragrant basil or scented geraniums growing on your … [Read more...] about Growing Herbs as Houseplants
-Jonas Hall & Jess Pusch- As we move from summer into fall and our gardens shift to cold-loving crop varieties, we can see the end of the outdoor growing season on the horizon. Gearing up for final harvests as late as November, we’ll have fewer fresh vegetables to eat than we enjoyed during the summer, but we can still enjoy fresh sprouts and microgreens grown indoors! What are sprouts? Your familiarity with sprouts might be limited to their use in stir frys (mung bean sprouts) and … [Read more...] about Indoor Organic Gardening – Growing Sprouts and Microgreens
-Jordan Trent- Greetings and salutations! I'm here today to talk with you about a few easy ways to dip your toes into the hydroponic world. From tomatoes to salad greens, you too can enjoy the efficient growth that hydro provides, and it's not as hard as you think! Here are a few simple DIY projects we can help you with at your local Fifth Season Gardening Co. store. Aeroponics An offshoot of more traditional hydroponics, aeroponics is the process of growing plants in a mist of diluted … [Read more...] about Beginning Hydroponic Systems: a DIY Overview
-Naomi Austin- I started working at Fifth Season almost two years ago. I was hired because I love plants and am easy to talk to. Was I a super-experienced gardener? No, but I had basic gardening experience and wanted to learn (and HAVE learned) so much, by talking to customers and colleagues, and from my own experiences with plants at the store and at home. Now I am confident in my understanding of most plants’ basic needs, including common garden plants and houseplants in the home. One area … [Read more...] about Beginning Hydroponics: Walking Through a Simple DIY Hydro Setup
-Mike Weeks- Growing food indoors might seem intimidating, but it is something that you can incorporate into any homestead. Using LED or even T5 fluorescent lighting, it is very easy to set up a small growing space that doesn’t require much energy to produce quality results. This single indoor space can serve several purposes: growing plant starts for the outdoor garden; keeping a few herbs around through winter; supplying supplemental lighting for a house plant or two; or growing my favorite … [Read more...] about Growing Microgreens Indoors – It’s Easier Than You Might Think!