HELENA – Just because the winter season is right around the corner does not mean you have to hang up the garden shears just yet.
Dennis Flynn, owner of Valley Farms, says you can grow just about any vegetable in your home.
If you are just starting out, it is recommended you start out with something easy, like herbs or you can try carrots, radishes, and even onions.
It is not recommended to grow cucumbers or tomatoes in your home, as tomatoes need too much light, and cucumbers are more susceptible to disease.
Flynn says an indoor garden is very doable and your regular house temperature is a perfect range.
Dennis Flynn, owner of Valley Farms says “Biggest mistake people make is they over-fertilize. Having good soil that that allows good oxygen into the roots and just a good overall good environment in the house. With people breathing lots of CO2 so it’s ideal to have plants in your home. You know, to convert your CO2.”
It can take 8 to 10 weeks for vegetables, like carrots to grow, so Dennis recommends not planting more than you can eat each week.
All you need to get started is some terracotta planters for breath-ability, fertilizer, good soil, and some seeds.
Seed tape is also a popular tool to get started with. Seed tape is strands with seeds evenly spaced out. You can tear a piece with ten seeds and lay just under the soil.
Beginning in April, Valley Farms does offer 30-45 minute classes for those in need of extra help. In the past they have offered classes like Small Space, Big Garden.
- Reported by Mercedies Pruneda