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 have been gardening this way for about 4 years, and this blog is dedicated to the ups and downs of indoor gardening, plus recipes that celebrate those indoor-grown vegetable harvests. 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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Vegetarian Frikadellen Recipe

After posting the kohlrabi and white sauce recipe last week, a few people have asked about those little hash-brown looking things served on the side. So here is how to make them! Here is the Tub to Table recipe for vegetarian frikadellen.

These little German-inspired patties are made with potatoes and are absolutely addictive. Traditional frikadellen are made with meat and are basically like a flattened meatball. They may have been the source of inspiration …

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Kohlrabi. What is this Weird Thing and How Did it Get Into My Indoor Garden?

I was growing celery for the second time in the Tub Garden. Or so I thought. The first time I grew celery, I accidentally pulled it up way too early, thinking it was a mislabelled parsnip. Once I saw that there was no parsnip at the bottom, I smelled it and immediately realized it was a half-grown celery. Dangit. That’s three months down the drain.

So this time, it was labelled very clearly “CELERY!” and growing quite vigorously. Fool proof. But then it started to look weird, and very un-celery-like. First of all, the stem was red-purple, like a beet. And then a little pod swelled up, hovering just above the soil. On one of them. And at this point, I realized this was not celery. This was something I’d never seen before. The Tub Garden was growing a kohlrabi.

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