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Author:  zwingtip [ Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Talk to me about veggies that grow in winter...

...in containers, in a dorm room, in Southern California.

I'm thinking about getting back to school on September 24 and I really want to grow something. Is this a lost cause? I want vegetables that aren't from Whole Foods! Also, would I kill my chances of growing anything by going home for winter break (2.5 weeks)? Maybe I could MacGuyver a watering system...

PPK, I need your help.

Author:  lycophyte [ Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Talk to me about veggies that grow in winter...

Maybe a hydroponic system? But dorm rooms are so small! I wonder if there are self watering windowboxes.

IT would be funny though because the RAs would be checking your hydroponics expecting it to turn into weed any day now.

Author:  jewbacca [ Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Talk to me about veggies that grow in winter...

I say small hydro system as well. Here's one of our popular small sellers:
http://www.wormsway.com/detail.aspx?t=prod&sku=SGE200

I wouldn't suggest using that unit for tomatoes, but it is awesome for greens. You can grow up to 4 plants, and since it isn't that big, you really wouldn't need anything more than a small CF or plain florescent system. Another suggestion is starting a co-op at school and having a bunch of people help.

Author:  Jill [ Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:04 pm ]
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Something really productive with quick harvests would be sprouts! And herbs would also grow well.

Author:  lycophyte [ Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Talk to me about veggies that grow in winter...

jewbacca wrote:
I say small hydro system as well. Here's one of our popular small sellers:
http://www.wormsway.com/detail.aspx?t=prod&sku=SGE200

I wouldn't suggest using that unit for tomatoes, but it is awesome for greens. You can grow up to 4 plants, and since it isn't that big, you really wouldn't need anything more than a small CF or plain florescent system. Another suggestion is starting a co-op at school and having a bunch of people help.


My school let a garden club put in a garden plot on some far flung campus locale. you could try to found a club like this!

Author:  zwingtip [ Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Talk to me about veggies that grow in winter...

Aaahh. COmpletely forgot about this thread. Thanks for the ideas. We have a community garden type thing, but it's really hard to get spots and is all dry and sandy. What should I grow other than the obvious herbs and such?

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