Greetings from Neil and Gord starting our new venture in the basement.
As Neil's life has progressed, he has developed a passion for growing and gardening. As the summer season begins to come to a close and all items have been harvested outside, with the exception of grapes, sunflower, and carrots; we felt a need to continue a new era in gardening indoors. Since we already have high intensity lights set up for the tropical plants in the basement, we decided to utilize the space even more by planting a variety of vegetables we eat regularly, and some that will make your head turn!
List of things planted from seed today:
Garlic Chives, Bell Peppers, Spinach, Romaine Lettuce, Iceberg Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, Moneymaker Tomatoes, Beefsteak Tomatoes, Snap peas, Scallions, Yellow Onions, Purple Onions, and yes.......gigantic pumpkins!
Most things should start to germinate in 7 to 10 days.
We did place a lot of care and attention to the conditions needed to grow indoors:
Temperature: 24 to 25C during the day and 17 to 18C overnight
Light: Many 600 Watt Metal Halide lights that make it close to the sun blue sky spectrum
Soil: Only clean fresh potting soil with built in fertilizers
Air movement: Gentle breezes from two large fans
Air quality: Several Exhale CO2 bags that produce CO2 safely and naturally for vegetation, replacing what they will miss being indoors
Irrigation and feeding: A drip system is ready to go along with a built in inline feeding reservoir to feed all plants equally when seedlings are ready
We are so excited and hope you join us on our journey into the winter with our summer garden in the basement!