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
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
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 since 2016. 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
Beer-Battered Cauliflower Bites, a Fitting End for Some Long-Awaited Tub Garden Cauliflowers
After months and months of waiting, 115 days to be exact, my cauliflower heads were ready. At long last.
I had planted these seeds in early May. They grew slowly for about 4 months. Beets, radishes and several crops of lettuce went in and out next to them. They just grew steadily, their heads looking small and loose for the longest time…Read More
The Special Problem of growing bulbing onions Indoors.
And…the frustrated invention of Bulbless-Onion Bulgur Balls.
Onions are a special and unique headache for the indoor gardener, because they are finicky canaries in the proverbial coal mine. Just when you think you are dominating like Mother Nature in your indoor garden, onions will be the vegetable to tell you maybe aren’t doing such a hot job. Growing bulbing onions indoors – and actually getting them to bulb – it turns out, is not an easy task.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