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container gardening indoors for winter

Posted by Lisa2011 zone 7 (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 26, 11 at 15:30

I'm very new to gardening and have experimentally started seeds for indoor growing over the winter. I have lettuce (Romaine), spinach, beets and radishes sprouted, but I know I need to do some thinning. The containers are only 6" in diameter, so I'm wondering if I need to thin to just a couple of plants per container. I would appreciate any advice.

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RE: container gardening indoors for winter

I grew lettuces under lights last year, LED and T5HO's. They were very short, bushy and wide, and would have been too crowded in a 6" pot for more then one. Very different growth pattern then I get outdoors. If you are planning to grow in a window, plants tend to be taller and thinner and it may be a different story.

RE: container gardening indoors for winter

Thank you for your reponse. At this point, I don't need to worry about thinning, because both the lettuce and the spinach died soon after sprouting.

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