Last week, our bloggy friend Rewinn challenged us to plant something edible indoors. Every year, I plant veggies in containers on my patio and enjoy fresh herbs and produce throughout the summer. But for some reason, planting edibles in the fall/winter just hasn't occurred to me. That is, until my volunteer tomatoes made an appearance. Late in the season, in my lettuce planter, two cherry tomato plants started growing. It didn't seem to matter that I didn't pay them much attention ... they grew and grew. As the weather got colder, I brought them indoors. And guess what ... there are a bunch of tomatoes on these plants. They sit near a window and on warmer days, I take them outside for a little sun. Encouraged by their production, I've put a pot of chives on the windowsill and plan on adding lettuce and other herbs. It'll be interesting, over the next several months, to see how it goes.
So how did you do? Did you plant something ... and where did you put the container? Let's see what our Honor Society came up with:
EcoGrrl came by ... no, EcoGrrl, you didn't miss the challenge ... it was right there at the top. :-) But we understand ... you have travel, holiday and fascinating new places on your mind. Here's wishing you a wonderful trip to England.
Argentum Vulgaris took the challenge. In this POST, he offers some suggestions for edibles which grow well indoors and shows us that these plants are as pretty as ornamentals. He also links to a site which offers information and additional ideas. Thanks, AV!
Marcy stopped in. She says that she doesn't get much light in her apartment but she's going to find a windowsill and see if she can grow some herbs. Great, Marcy ... be sure to come back and tell us how it went (inquiring minds want to know). By the way ... that Chile Relleno recipe looks fabulous!
Regina McDonald (aka @chrysalisdesign) gave us a nice shout out in The Artists Daily. Thanks, Regina!
Jen lives in Canada and isn't sure she can find anything to start with in her cold climate ... but, she's going to give it a try! Thanks, Jen! When I was browsing around her site, I came across a recent article about how she hasn't used a printer to print anything out since June, 2009 ... even at work. Wow!
Our challenge got another nice shout out by @shoppingcharity in The Shopping Charity. Thanks so much!
CJR says that she's always wanted a garden and she's hoping that Reduce Footprints can help her take the small steps which she's been wanting to take for some time. Thanks, CJR ... we hope so, too! Browsing around CJR's site I found a wonderful article about saving energy in the winter ... definitely worth a read!
In The Null Space Cowboy Microgardens, Rewinn talks about giving every space long-term value. What a great concept ... making every space work for us! Brilliant!
Mrs. Green admits to being skeptical ... but she's willing to give it a try. Read this POST about what she's going to do to get started (which is a great idea, Mrs. Green).
Mommy Tyme came by and, as always, offered her support. Thanks, Val!
In this POST, Kris gives us an update on a previous challenge (the one about visiting a 2nd hand/thrift store). She explains why that experience didn't work for her. For this challenge, she plans to pick up some herb seeds and she'll be planting them in ... no spoiler here ... you'll have to read the post to find out what she'll use as a planter. Thanks, Kris!
In addition to blog posts and great comments, we had a bunch of twitter members tweeting about this challenge using the hashtag #CTWW. If you're on twitter ... be sure to check them out:
Great job, everyone! I have stumbled, tweeted and facebooked your posts.
Okay ... ready for a new challenge? This one is going to be nice! Here it is:
This week, enjoy Thanksgiving with those you care about.
If you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, spend some quality time with those you care about.
Have a wonderful week, everyone ... and to those who celebrate it ...
WE'RE CHANGING THE WORLD ... ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME!