Anybody here tried their hand at growing edibles indoors?
My first attempt at growing herbs failed miserably last summer-- I was away from the house sometimes or just too absentminded and they all eventually dried out and died.
I feel much more optimistic this time around. I have a selection of herbs in small pots on the kitchen windowsill--these I bought from the store already sprouted and several inches tall. Then I have two long, rectangular containers on the porch, in which I started cilantro and parsley from seed. They've sprouted nicely, which is pretty exciting because I was half convinced I would somehow screw it up and not have a single seedling grow.
Now I'm really tempted to try planting some salads in one of those rectangular porch boxes (I only seeded half of each box, so that I could start another batch later in the season). Does anyone know anything about which salad varieties are most suitable for container gardening? The boxes are 7 inches wide and the dirt is only 4 to 5 inches deep. I don't want to inadvertently get seeds for something that needs more space or loads of direct sunlight. When I google this I mostly come up with useless articles that refuse to give any sort of in-depth information (i.e., "Here's how to grow salads in your home! It's so great to be able to pick fresh greens whenever you want to eat salad! Buy a pot and some soil. Choose some seeds. Put it somewhere sunny and water it. Now you can have fresh salad year round!" Uhh... real helpful. Thanks.)
Apparently, people like to eat.
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