Week six of trying to grow all kinds of tasty foods on an inside windowsill. Still trying to get as much deliciousness as possible for the least amount of outlay. What’s growing and what’s not?
The pea shoots have had their fish and chips. They’ve turned into mushy peas and aren’t going to give us a third crop. The first two rounds were great though, two gourmet bunches of pea shoots in one month from a tiny handful of peas and the smallest amount of soil-free compost. Will start another batch at the weekend and ditch the old ones:
The parsley is doing really well, so here’s the last pic of that:
Mint’s catching it up, finally, and the dill is putting out its first true leaves. Basil’s written off until April.
The spicy leaf mix is still fairly useless. Will probably sow another batch next month in a different container.
The iceberg lettuces got off to a good start but are a bit leggy now. Not sure if they need more sun or less. Any ideas?
The mustard greens seem really happy, and the salad bowl lettuces I sowed in the mini propagator four days ago are sprouting already.
So far so good with peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and the mini chili plant:
Finally, the radish tops were so delicious that I’m probably going to grow them all year round as microgreens. The variety I used was Cherry Belle, if you’d like to give it a go too. The flavour was sweet and mild, and you get fairly big fast-growing dark green leaves with red stems.
Have also sowed small pots of chervil and spring onions, but they are supposed to take a long time to germinate, so no pics of empty containers here. If there’s time at the weekend, will start off some land cress and baby leaf spinach too, to see how they get on.
So far the winners here are: pea shoots, common (curled) cress, mustard greens, parsley and radish tops. It might change as we go into Spring and Summer, who knows?
Are you growing any windowsill food? What are you having the most luck with so far?