Even though I am a physician, and I was a chemistry major long ago…I never was huge on physics. I love science, to be sure. But physics, not so much. Quantum style? Classical mechanics? It just never rang my bell. But this is an advanced string theory I can get excited about. Because I am also…a gardener. And we gardeners are some of the wackiest scientists out there.Read More
Indoor Garden Spring Update. Why Can’t We Just Have Whirled Peas?
Its mid-March here in the mountains, and we’re about two weeks into the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But, we are not a news site at Tub to Table. Here, we are just an indoor gardening site. So…as much as I would love to forge a path to world peace here, I’ll have to be satisfied talking about whirled peas. Which we have! Peas are back in the indoor garden!Read More
Indoor Garden Fall Update
It’s October in the Rockies and the leaves have gone gold and are about to drop. The kids are thinking about trick-or-treating, football is on tv…and anything we’ve been trying to grow outside is absolute toast. Dead. Done. Over.
The mornings are brisk now with frost on the windshields. Snow is starting to creep down and settle in to more than just the tops of the mountains. Around our little ski town, everyone is getting ready for the lifts to start turning.
So, obviously, this is a most pleasant time to appreciate one’s indoor garden…Read More
Spring Indoor Garden Update. Seems like We’re Settling into Quarterly Garden Updates Now…
I know it’s been a while, but hey, It’s June in the Rockies and it’s beautiful outside! I am too busy gardening outdoors, like all of the “normal” gardeners who garden outside, to be bothered much with my indoor garden! And heck, I’ve been letting it go on auto-pilot for almost 6 months, so why stop now?
But here’s an update anyway, to keep you following along. Currently in our little indoor, bathroom-garden we are growing…Read More
Tub Garden Winter Update. The Indoor Garden Apparently Has A Mind of its Own.
It has been a while since I’ve written here. Back in December, for a month or two, I just didn’t have the energy to garden anymore. I took up my knitting again and laid about. But my little indoor garden apparently kept on plugging without me…Read More
Zucchini Bread Recipe
As promised in last week’s post, here is the Bartlett Farm Zucchini Bread Recipe. This recipe is pretty quick, a little bit sloppy, and the end result is pretty much irresistible. So, if you are one of those lucky gardeners who find themselves ears-deep in zucchini every year, you gotta try this one.Read More
Why is My Zucchini Vine a Dude-Fest? And Other Misadventures From the Indoor Tub Garden
I read an article a few days ago about a lady who had never gardened before but decided to “take it up” during the pandemic. She described how, by the end of summer, she had all these spectacular vegetables and flowers growing indoors in sunny window spots, and how her yard was full-to-bursting with flowers outside. Her garden was a raging success on her very first try. Oh, and she also…Read More
Carrot Night 2020. Indoor vs. Outdoor grown carrots. Holy Crap, This One Wasn’t Even Close.
This one is really coming down to the wire. Every vote is going to need to be counted before we will know if the indoor carrots or the outdoor-grown carrots look better. Oh wait, no, it isn’t. Sorry…I was thinking of something else.
Nope, this one wasn’t a close race at all. Grown with the same seeds and the same soil, the outdoor carrots ended up…Read More
Even If You Only Have One Lousy Meyer Lemon, You Can Still Make Lemon Bars
That’s right, even if you only have one lousy lemon, you can still make lemon bars. I know because of necessity.
We have a Meyer lemon tree that we’ve been growing indoors year-round. It finally gave us a lemon and you can read all about that here in my riveting article about growing a Meyer lemon tree indoors. That was…Read More
How To Make An Indoor Meyer Lemon Tree Just Happy Enough To Give You A Lemon
You can grow a lemon tree anywhere in the world, as long as you are willing to bring it indoors for part of the year. But what about growing a lemon tree purely indoors, all year long? Will you still get lemons? Yes. You will. This article will show you how to grow a Meyer lemon tree completely indoors, all year long. And hopefully, we’ll show you how to keep it just happy enough to get a lemon out of the arrangement.Read More