Grow your own food indoors during Winter

If the weather's getting cold and you haven't planned ahead, don't worry. There are plenty of salad varieties that you can sow now for tasty leaves, even in the depths of winter.


Winter gardening indoors
If the weather's getting cold and you haven't planned ahead, don't worry. There are plenty of salad varieties that you can sow now for tasty leaves, even in the depths of winter. This guide from Garden4less.co.uk, an online retailer for all you garden supplies, tools and plants will allow you to enjoy fresh produce through to Christmas and the New Year by ‘Growing your own’ indoors.


Sowing without soil
To spice up your sandwiches, try cress 'Extra Curled'. All you need is a saucer lined with kitchen towel, cotton wool, or even an old flannel. Moisten your chosen medium, and simply sprinkle with the cress seeds. Cover with a plastic bag, then place in a warm spot (such as the airing cupboard) until the seeds have germinated. When the seedlings begin to emerge, place on a well lit sill and remove the plastic covering. Ensure that the medium is kept moist, and you'll be enjoying the fresh sprouts in 10 to 14 days time. We also stock sprouting rocket, which can be grown in the same way and makes a delicious addition your lunchbox.

The winter windowsill
Many of our seeds can be grown on a cut-and-come-again basis during the colder months. This means leaves can be picked as required, rather than waiting for the whole plant to mature. After harvesting the plants will replenish themselves, and successional sowing ensures a steady supply for weeks on end. For a wide variety of leaves, try our niche salad leaf mix. This collection includes leaf carrot and radish, kale, amaranth and purslane, perfect to break the monotony of supermarket salads. Rocket is another excellent choice for indoor sowing, and has a hot flavour far superior to the shop-bought variety. For leaves in a hurry, try 'Skyrocket' which combines the speed of salad rocket with the taste of the stronger wild rocket. At Garden4less.co.uk we stock a great selection of Salad Seeds suitable for winter and summer growing.

Hot crops
If you lack a bright windowsill or wish to grow more exotic vegetables, garden4less has the equipment to get you started. To give seeds a good start, try a heated propagator. If you are a new gardener and would like to experiment, the Parasene Fastgrow is great value for money and promotes rapid germination. For greater precision, the Bio Green offers digital temperature control for seedlings and cuttings.

Shed some light
When light levels are very low, some plants may fail to thrive on the windowsill. An indoor grow light provides the perfect solution, enabling you to get a head start with your spring sowing.

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