Saturday, November 29, 2008

all those greens...


Remember the roots we brought in from the garden a few weeks back and planted in sand? They are going so great - it is very cool to watch. The boys think they can see the fennel growing every day!

The fennel (above) is shooting up nicely, and we should have enough to snip for salads/seasoning soon!


The purple cabbage root we planted is sprouting nice big cabbage leaves.


And the parsley - oh the parsley. It is growing so fast! We have been snipping almost daily to use in stock, soups, salads, and stir fries. And this is from a root! We've been impressed at how much is growing in such a short time from roots we dug up out of our garden only a few weeks ago.



All of our seedlings are doing great - the mustard greens and lettuce mix are the biggest so far and the tomato seedlings are looking good. The boys helped transplant a bunch of the plants into a larger open tray, and have been tracking the plants. 

It has been an interesting project so far and we look forward to reaping the results!

16 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow! I am so impressed!!!

Darla said...

Your photos are wonderful!

Eluciq said...

FANTASTIC GREENS! What a great project to have going on in the house.

And oh so lovely to see green as we enter winter!

so NOT cool said...

This is so successful and inspiring! We plan to set up some sort of growing light system over the holiday break. The difficult part is working this out with three cats that munch on all my greens. We've thought about making mini chicken-wire fences like I use in my garden, etc.

If that cats would just stay the heck off the counters and tables, it would make my life so much easier. ;)

Dawn said...

I never would have thought it was possible to grow all this inside...you really have a green thumb! Your family will be eating such healthy delicious food all winter long.

steph said...

That looks so delicious! Fennel grows wild here, but I should have tried growing our own this year--it's a new discovery in the kitchen, cooking with fresh fennel bulbs (as opposed to just the seeds). This year is OUR first winter garden and I'm gobsmacked with delight in how quickly everything has grown up, too. I figured the growing period would be longer because of the cold--but no, just as fast as summer garden to grow. the kids LOVE it!

LisaZ said...

Thanks for keeping us posted on this project. That is so inspiring!

Angie said...

I love this!

Barbara said...

this is so inspiring! We still have stuff growing outside, but this makes me want to plant stuff inside, too.

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Cool!


Are you using any special lighting? The plants look robust and happy!

Penelope said...

What a great project! I am totally doing that next year!

I tagged you over at my blog - no pressure, though ;)

ladybug-zen said...

yummmmm! greens are my favorite and these look wonderful.

Mon (Holistic Mama) said...

All looks great. Parsley is a favourite of mine, especially that flat leaf variety.

Mandy aka Mandaroo said...

They're all so beautiful and I'll bet there's some yummy stuff with them going on over there! : )

denise said...

Jodi - My cat is a bit older so doesn't eat greens anymore, but boy she used to!

Elisheva - I'm using regular shop lights - with one cool bulb and one warm bulb. If we am home and it is sunny we are also placing the tray in sunlight a bit!

Thanks Penelope! :)

denise said...

Thanks everyone! We are happy that they are all coming along so great! Ready to start a second batch of seed.