What's fer dinner?
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I've got a number of grow lights and an area in my backroom set up by my south window where I've grown geraniums for several years now. I love their blooming all winter. This year I started all of my tomato plants from seed. I started them late due to my surgery (spinal cord fusion C3-5 which had become drastically necessary as I was headed for major paralysis or death according to my doctor. Cheerful news at the beginning of December. The surgeon had to open up C-3 and take out a large lump of a calcification which was pressing on my spinal cord. YUCK). Since I was late getting the tomatoes planted we've been late in getting to eat them. Last year we had tomatoes coming out our ears. One of my neighbors goes on a family week visit every year and for the past few years he's been taking bags of tomatoes with him. I didn't have any for him this year.
This is the first year I've grown items like lettuce, chard, spinach, snow peas, and onions from seed. Last year I grew onions from cuttings and they did well, and so far this year my seeded crops have been doing well. And my potatoes (Russet) are growing like crazy. I can't see any results yet as it is too soon to dump the baskets, but the greenery looks nice and healthy. I couldn't get any seed potatoes, but I did find a few forgotten potatoes in the back of my refrigerator. Their eyes were beginning to come out so I put them on the window sill and ended up with 7 baskets growing.
I hope that the crop I plant inside does as well as the geranium I had growing last year. One year l brought in a sweet pepper plant (Lunchbox) and it bloomed all winter and produced peppers with a little help from a paint brush (no bees or wind). Then in the summer I took it back outside and it produced all that summer. I still take great pleasure in thinking about that plant. I became very fond of it. Lovely little peppers. Yummy.