A lovely bunch of floret cinnamon basil on a dinner table

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…

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A zucchini flower opening on the vine

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…

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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…

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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.

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How to Build an Indoor Garden, the Creation of the Tub Garden

Here at Tub to Table, we are all about gardening in the Great Indoors. We converted a spare bathroom into an indoor bathtub garden and have been gardening exclusively indoors for about 4 years. This blog describes the peculiar pitfalls and unique perks of indoor vegetable gardening that we have discovered along the way. And because we hate to ever let a hard-earned vegetable go to waste, we share some of our favorite recipe ideas to use and celebrate these harvests. So you too, can get healthy vegetables – maybe that you grew in your own bathtub garden – to your family’s dinner table. Want to build your own indoor garden? A garden where it never frosts unexpectedly, and no pesky rabbits ever come to munch on your good stuff? Then you’re in the right place. Here is an introduction to the Tub Garden itself, and how to build an indoor garden of your own, in 6 easy steps. 

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Mixed Heirloom Bean Soup. Maybe Heirloom Beans are More Magical Than I Realized.

Heirloom Bean and Potato Soup,  
The more you eat the more you toot...

There I said it. Let’s just get it right out of the way. The elephant in the room, when it comes to bean recipes, is the fart situation. I am one of those people who sees “beans” and thinks “toots”. I’m pretty sure it all goes back to a friend I had in college who turned vegetarian halfway through junior year. The next thing we knew, he was eating beans by the poundful and suddenly unbearable to be around. It ruined me on beans, sadly. Actually it ruined me on vegetarians, too, now that I think about it.

I was happy to never eat beans again. Until last week. Because somehow along the way, I have also turned into a vegetarian. And much more importantly, because a package of magical beans showed up on my doorstop. Like something out of a fairytale.

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