Indoor Vegetable Gardening.

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by dargd1, Nov 26, 2016.

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    dargd1

    dargd1 Well-Known Member

    Picked up some:
    Cherry tomatoes, Beefsteak Tomatoes, Green Onion, Beets, Carrots, Garlic and various herbs. I plan on using the grow tent to do some indoor veggies between cannabis grows. The herbs will be under T5 year around outside of the tent, The others will be grown inside the tent, Tomatoes first, then Beets and Carrots, followed by Onion Garlic. I am thinking the tomatoes should be able to be grown using some of the same nutrients as cannabis along with similar lighting. The others I beleive should do ok with veg stage lighting but will need different nutrients. Anyone familiar with indoor vegetable grows that can offer some insight?
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    YES!!!! sub'd
     
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    farmasensist

    farmasensist Well-Known Member

    I'll sub too. I just started growing vegetables. I have two plum tomatoes and a cucumber that have sprouted. I'm growing them in DWC. I'm not too sure how much light they will need I'm giving them 16 hour days for now.
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    cucumbers and tomatoes both like full sun but can perform well upwards of 50% shade.
     
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    dargd1

    dargd1 Well-Known Member

    My thoughts are treating fruit baring type veggies such as tomatoes roughly the same as Veg/ flowering introducing similar light spectrums as cannabis. At about the same as you mentioned, 14/16 hours lights on. Root type veggies such as the carrots, onion, beets use Similar veg lighting as they would not need the fruiting color spectrums at 14/16 hours. As far as soil and nutrients I would definitely use regular planting soil and research basic nutrient additives for the rooted type plant.
     
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    iHearAll

    iHearAll Well-Known Member

    steer away from high nitrogen when feeding root crops. they tend to break away from one main tap root when given enough nitrogen.
     
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    dargd1

    dargd1 Well-Known Member

    Sure will, thanks for the heads up.
     
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    cordongreen

    cordongreen Member

    Can't wait to hear more. I'm a big veggie gardener and have done some onion, basil, leafy green, and tomato indoor grows. Feel free to holler with any questions!
     
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    dargd1

    dargd1 Well-Known Member

    Great, I will have plenty of questions. First time indoor veggie grower. Looking forward to trying my hand at it. Seeds are on their way, herb plants and garlic should be close behind.
     
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    cordongreen

    cordongreen Member

    Fantastic. Are you going hydro? If so be careful about bulb placement with the root crops. I messed up the first round of onions by having the bulbs slightly submerged and they rotted out really quickly.
     
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    dargd1

    dargd1 Well-Known Member

    No I grow everything in soil. I shy away from hydro. I know nothing about it and don't want to know...lol
     
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    farmasensist

    farmasensist Well-Known Member

    I'm the one doing hydro, I tried soil and couldn't figure it out. How many hours of light do you give the tomatos? I hear its not photosensitive like cannabis. I have a book that says they like 10 hours direct sunlight but i was wondering if they also need more time to account for sunrise and sunset. Are there anyways to trigger flowers like giving them bloom nutes or is it just by age?

    I'm also wondering the same thing about the basil. Can i prevent it from flowering by keeping it on veg nutes and keeping under the T5 lights instead of the redder hps lights or do you think they will just flower based on age?
     
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    dargd1

    dargd1 Well-Known Member

    following.
     
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    illsstep

    illsstep Member

    I have been trying to find answers to this question as well, but I keep coming up empty-handed. I want to know what determines when basil plants start to flower, and what if anything can be done to extend that vegetative window.

    Right now I have 35 basil plants that are growing indoors under a 4200k ceramic metal halide. They germinated around September 28, which puts them at 63 days, give or take. Half of them I have not cut back at all, and those are 12-14" tall; the other half I topped 16 days ago, and are now 6-10" tall. Neither group has started producing flower buds.

    Can I expect them to start flowering when they reach a certain age, or a certain height? Will the ones I topped flower later than the ones I left alone?
     
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    Joe Blows Trees

    Joe Blows Trees Well-Known Member

    Sub'd. Will be germing some veggie seeds this weekend. Looking forward to learning.
     
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    calliandra

    calliandra Well-Known Member

    Ah lovely!
    There are surely a few really good discussions coming up here!
    I am also just getting started with indoor veggies AND looking to expand that way more in future :bigjoint:

    Yeah, light requirements for tomatoes and basil, great place to start!
    *rolling up sleeves*
     
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    Enots

    Enots Active Member

    Also doing some indoor veggies. Currently have kale, spinach, red lettuce, golden nugget tomato, Cherokee purple tomato, indigo rose tomato, shishito pepper, habanada pepper, cucumber, egg plant and squash. Any advice on cucumber, squash and egg plant ? All soil. Goal is eventually to have all the veggies that my wife makes vegetable soup with. Still need to sow some carrots, onions, and zucchini but I'm waiting to see how much space this will all take up.
     
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    cordongreen

    cordongreen Member

    Things I've grown indoors:
    • Tomatoes
    • Cucumbers
    • Peppers
    • Basil (in a SCROG, no less)
    Also have a lot of outdoor experience. Happy to share and follow this thread!
     
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    calliandra

    calliandra Well-Known Member

    ohLMAO I'd love to see that basil scrog!!!! :D did you take pix? (please say yes haha)
     
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    calliandra

    calliandra Well-Known Member

    Yeah space! reading your description painted a picture of a biiig veggie bed jungle in my head :bigjoint:haha
    How much space do you have? Are they going to be in separate pots or big planters?
    I'd definitely try to make best possible use of vertical space with the tomatoes, cucumber, and maybe even the squash, and underplant with stuff like the onions, carrots, & lettuce, not only stacking them, but bringing good companions together that will support each other.
     
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