I am growing various lettuce varieties for the first time indoors. My apartment is hot in the summer so, of course, the lettuce is bitter. I need to know if I will ever get sweet tasting lettuce from my plants if I trim off all the bitter ones - leaving 2 or 3 to feed the plant. I will appreciate the time of anyone who has been successful at growing yummy hydroponic lettuce. Thanks so much.
Any advice for growing tomatoes indoors? I hate eating store-bought tomatoes during the winter.
I too have grown lettice indoors but use a circular tube. Not sure if you get them your side of the pond. But I grow a mixture of various colours in a 12" pot with the soil 1 " below the top of the pot. When the leaves get 2" above the edge of the pot shear them off with scissors. I normally get about 6 pickings from each pot so grow 3-4 pots with a gap of a few weeks betwix each sowing. Best advantage to growing indoors is no slugs, very little pests and how fresh is pick and eat in minutes.Find it easier to lower the pot than the light.
Not sure difference betwix blog and forum, hope not offended anyone. Colin
The cost and set up of grow lights has always put me off indoor growing and seed starting. Thank you for this time-, money-, and space-saving help. So long, supermarket salad...
Fluorescent grow lights (red side of the light spectrum) are the same price as any fluorescent tube. They are available everywhere. Happy salad days!