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
Summertime for the Indoor Gardener
Summertime is an interesting time for the indoor gardener.
Right about now, everyone is starting to grow their own little treasure piles of fresh veggies and flowers. People at my work are bringing in extra armloads of herbs and peonies from whatever enormous and fertile valleys they live in. These super-gardeners make me jealous with their real sunlight and their real bumble-bee pollinators. Ugh.Read More
Notes from the Tub Garden
I end almost every day with a quick trip into my garden, just to tell it goodnight. I don’t need shoes or slippers, or even pants, because it’s inside. I can garden all night with plenty of light and no creepy spiders, because it’s inside. And I never need a jacket or sunscreen or bug spray, because it’s inside. Just as the rest of the world is getting ready for spring and “real” outdoor gardening, I also am spending more time outdoors during the day and less in my inside garden. But at night, when the kids are in bed and I actually have time to garden, I remember why this garden is so cool, because it’s inside.Read More
Indoor Survival Garden Part 2
This is part two of “How to Grow an Indoor Survival Garden”, this part includes preparing the garden space, transplanting the seedlings, and how to continue succession planting for continued crops.Read More
Indoor Survival Garden
When the COVID-19 crisis hit our town, it hit hard and fast due to all the international traffic we get from the ski resorts. We weren’t sure if we were going to be able to get fresh vegetables and all of the sudden my indoor garden seemed like the best idea I’d ever had. Neighbors started asking me, “What’s the deal with your indoor garden?” and wondering what they could start growing right away. So, here is my “Seed Schedule” for the Survival Garden.Read More