January started cold, snowy, and very windy.
It’s another month of indoor gardening, where hydroponics and microgreens produce fresh greens, peppers, and tomatoes for our household.
I have also started hot peppers from seed and started planning for the tomatoes I will grow this year. Of course, I will grow cherry tomatoes in pots, but I will also grow Black Prince, Sungold, and Black Cherry tomatoes alongside San Marzanos and Romas, to name a few.
I ordered a bunch of seeds and stocked up on coconut coir for seed-starting this month.
And finally, I know there are a lot of photos of my microgreens this month. But it is for two good reasons
- Microgreens are the easiest way to grow food indoors in winter. I love hydroponics, and my systems are up and running. Still, from a cost-benefit and easy-to-get-started perspective, nothing beats microgreens.
- Microgreens play a big part in how I grow leafy greens in winter.
So there you have it. Next month will be seed-starting time for real. I have learned not to start my seeds too early, and for me, February is all about hot peppers and planting some cold-hardy greens that I usually plant already in January. I decided to wait one month this year as January has been extremely wet with lots of rainfall.
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