Over the next few weeks we’re going to talk about foods you can grow inside during the winter. One of the absolute easiest vegetables to grow on the kitchen windowsill is microgreens — the perfect topping for any quick salad.
I’m not a fan of winter. The cold doesn’t bother me, it’s the darkness. S.A.D., seasonal affective disorder, can have some serious effects like weight gain, tiredness, and general depression and moodiness. However, there are ways to combat its effects. Sun exposure or phototherapy is the best treatment. One of the benefits of working for a greenhouse is that it is 75 degrees and sunny every day. What about our plants? Do they need extra light too?
In 2017 I shared my gardening resolutions for the New Year. For the most part, I had a successful year in the garden. In fact, I’m still enjoying produce from the garden (frozen tomatoes and corn, canned green beans, pickles, and some potatoes in storage). However, there’s still areas where I need to work a bit more.
Hippeastrum have large extravagant trumpet shaped blooms on tall thick stems. In general they will produce 2 stems with at least 4 large flowers per stem making an impressive display. Popular around Christmas and New Year, they flower easily and their showy flowers are sure to brighten up any room or Christmas dining table.