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
When I wrote the article on how to care for an indoor Meyer lemon tree. I found myself wanting a nice “kit” to take care of my little Meyer lemon tree. However, I just couldn’t find anything like what I was looking for online. I wanted something that looked nice enough to leave sitting out all the time, near the lemon tree. That way it would always be handy, but not be an eyesore. So I took matters into my own hands and made my own super-fancy, indoor lemon tree care kit. I ended up loving my own little kit so much, that I thought maybe other people, with their own unnatural love for lemon trees, might want their own curated items, packaged and ready to go. So I thought I would get a few ready, just in time for Christmas.Read More
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
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
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
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.Read More
This post came out during a week when we were all closely watching the news for President Trump Covid status updates. But I was also watching to see which heirloom beans would sprout, so that was a pretty intense week all around.Read More
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.Read More
Have you ever eaten radish soup? I’m betting that if the answer is yes, you have a gardener in your life. Because who else would think of making radish soup, other than someone with a pound of radishes in their kitchen from overactive gardening?Read More
I don’t know if you are old enough to have watched ABC’s Wide World of Sports. It started off with the “Thrill of Victory”, which was some pinnacle of greatness-type moment in sports which changed every couple of years. And then there was the “Agony of Defeat” which was always this…Read More