My indoor garden. Completely experimental

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So I recently asked about fruits I can grow indoors with no response, but i did enough research to get some ideas. I do not know what will work so everything will be a learning curve for me. I thought i would share and maybe keep you guys up with the progression to help with any future indoor gardeners.

A friend took me to a local nursery and all plants were on sale. Here is what I have picked up.

1 everbearing strawberry, a cluster of "hula strawberries" along side some other red strawberries for pollination purposes. Btw runners have all been trimmed since the picture was taken

1 lime tree/bush

1 half dead blueberry bush. This will be moved outside once nursed back to health. I pruned the heck out of it to keep it small

I also currently have quite a few decorative plants and a coffee tree. Dont know why but i love the coleus family.

I then started a ton of peppers, tomatos, some lettuce, and other odds and ends

Running a BIG 125 w cfl for now i will end up getting a led set up to fulfill more color spectrums

I will have 3 hydro buckets with 2 types of peppers and 1 tomato plant.

Decorative will be moved amongst the house just seeing how the light is doing for the plants.

Take a look let me know if you have any suggestions
 

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Hopefully i got them in time so that they will produce a little something. i have taken the runners with roots and planted them in small containers. So im going to play around with the freezer/refrigerator to see if i can force fruiting. I really need to hang them properly otherwise i could imagine them basically becoming weeds basically.
 
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Good luck with your project @kbsharp45 sounds like you are starting big. I know nothing about growing plants in a house or i expect i would have given you some suggestions:)
 
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Haha yeah kind of jumped in. greatest benefit of living alone so far is being able to make a jungle.So far everyone thats been over think its awesome. They just get lost with the life.

I do have outdoor experience. Still not a master

You an probably help more than you think. In trying to mimic outdoor nutrients, light schedules, general plant care.

Thank you beverly
 
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You know kb after seeing @Larisa houseplant photos and what she does to have flowers year around in Russia, i realize how many special skills are needed to do indoor plant growing. So you don't need or want me to be giving you advice. There is a great forum here about growing indoor plants and those are the folks you want to talk to. Check out the thread "My Houseplants" by @Larisa.(y)
 

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I think you can reflect light by using foil paper. I'm amazed by how well the citrus fruit is doing. You could use some polystyrene to fashion a base or even a box as it will raise the temperature quite a bit.
 
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Update:

So anyone who is interested here is the progress made.

I purchased a COB LED light fixture for closet(newer technology with great results from other indoor growers) Also purchased 2 grow tents (only 1 in use currently).

I have planted a overwhelming amount of peppers, tomatos, broccoli and lettuce along with spreading strawberry runners and clones of coleous, celossia??

Original june bearing strawberries are in the fridge for a simulated winter. And the everbearing flowered but were unsuccessful with hand pollination root-bound or low light or low phosphorus??

3 hydro buckets are up and running as well

I will be dosing lime, everbearing strawberries, celossia and firework grass with phosphorus

Lettuce and broccoli did not respond very well to cfl. Hopefully COB will be better. The pic kind does not do justice of how bright it really is

Soon i will be purchasing 2× 300 watt led for further expansion. Cant wait to see results!!

One is now my media center lol pretty unique if you ask me.

Thanks for checking out my grow comments and concerns welcome
 

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Whoa! You're speeding .. LOL! Please click on full image next time so that we can fully appreciate your va-va vroom...
 
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Haha yes. Sorry having problems editing to please the eye.

I will probably have to "donate" some plants here shortly to accomodate space. I am planning in about 2 months to have a 4×4 tent so i can sit in my jungle
 

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Haha yes. Sorry having problems editing to please the eye.

I will probably have to "donate" some plants here shortly to accomodate space. I am planning in about 2 months to have a 4×4 tent so i can sit in my jungle

Haha! We do have some very passioned people here and I will count you as one..
 
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Thank you soo much. The love is greatly appreciated more than you know...

Any beautiful flowers i should attempt growing?? I think you have the growers eye
 

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Thank you soo much. The love is greatly appreciated more than you know...

Any beautiful flowers i should attempt growing?? I think you have the growers eye

Oh, flattery will not work with me, haha! I know I am a lousy novice.

But if you're new to gardening, trying something responsive, unfussy i.e. low maintenance, and immediately rewarding. You've done very well, citrus is thriving. Why don't you use natural light? Or plant stuff in your yard?
 

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Like you, I was taken with some trend or fad and bought up loads of stuff. Now the stuff stares at me and mocks me.. It might be a good idea to use natural light, mother nature .. Try it first rather than committing yourself to all these financial outlays ..
 
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"flattery will not work with me" i was hoping it would.

Apartments do have a limit.

I have a nice roof to work with, but in all reality i am late in planting season and i want some produce for myself.

My idea is low energy indoor light "tricking" plants may be a future in organic gardening.

No trend or fad in this area as far as indoor gardening here presently. Instead im trying to literally mock mother nature to use what i consider wasted space in my opinion.

Start up cost hurts, but elec bill is slightly affected yet. Plus i love sitting by my "friends" with a beer.

However i will add my coffee plant, coleus, basil, thyme love simple window light. Lime is surprisingly temperature dependent, flowering may be a different story.
 

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