Hello everyone! First, I apologize for not getting a post up last week, we’ve been out of town and things have been a little hectic. One of the places we went to this past week was the 16th Annual Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Spring Planting Festival! (say that ten times fast) For those who are… Continue reading Baker Creek Spring Planting Festival
Pests and plant disease are always the bane of any gardener’s existence. Trying to control pests and disease in an indoor garden can be particularly challenging, given that it is also your home and the environment you and your family directly live in. Normal chemicals and sprays won’t work for fear of poisoning the air… Continue reading Indoor Pest Control
After years of waiting and looking at the AeroGarden I finally broke down and bought one awhile ago. Seriously I have wanted one of these things for a while, the idea of a counter top, contained, easy to use garden system has great appeal to someone in the middle of an Alaskan winter. However, when… Continue reading AeroGarden – Review
Potato Update Hey everyone! Sorry this week’s post is a little late, I was gone last week on a trip and that has slowed me down a bit. However, my absence has not slowed down the potatoes I recently planted and posted about… those things have gone nuts! Most of them are now taller than… Continue reading Updates: Potatoes and Denali!
Something I’ve always wondered about indoor gardening is if we could do root vegetables like potatoes, carrots, onions, etc. indoors and it still be worth it. How much produce can one get from a few potato plants? Is the juice worth the squeeze when it comes to root veggies? We’re about to find out… Find… Continue reading Starting Potatoes
Good evening! This past weekend I finally harvested the product of a vermicompost that I started a few months ago and was able to get 3.5 lbs. worth of worm casings! This was very exciting for us since this is one experiment I was a little unsure about, especially doing it all indoors. I am… Continue reading Vermicomposting Indoors!
Remember in the last Denali update I guessed that she might be going into dormancy? I may have spoken to soon! Two nights ago I noticed a little sprout coming up next to the leaf. My guess (hope) is it’s a second leaf… if it turns out to be a bloom then it’s not a… Continue reading Quick Denali Update
It might have been when I came home with a 1 gallon Meyer Lemon tree that my S.O. started to realize we were in deep when it came to indoor gardening… but by that time it was too late. That tree was our first deviation from the common indoor houseplant and despite my repeated attempts… Continue reading Growing Citrus Indoors
Good evening everyone! Exciting things are happening over here, as you can see I have a new blog format and a new website, http://www.livingloft.org! As I’ve gone through blogging about my Titan Arum, Denali, I kept feeling like I wanted to share other gardening success and challenges I’ve had with you. This new format will… Continue reading Updates Galore!
Quick Denali update…. she was starting to hit the bars on that shelf so tonight we moved her to the lowest shelf possible in this particular greenhouse. She now measures 16 and 1/8 inches! That’s ~1 inch in 11 days! You can see in the photos I still have her on the heat pad which,… Continue reading Growing Up