2016-2017 Winter Grow: 12-29-16

Hey all!

This week marks my first official “harvest” from my little indoor garden. I noticed that some of the older lettuce leaves were starting to get a little wilted so I decided I’d chop a bunch off to make myself a nice little salad. My last basil in soil died, but I still have one going in coco, so I’m happy. I think I’ll use the extra space to try growing some garlic, which I was reading about the other day. It looked like fun, so I’m going to give it a shot.

The little heater continues to do its job well and temperature has been stable in the tent despite some cold days. Humidity in the tent has hovered around 40%, which is great. I wish I could get humidity like that in my house, because it’s dry as hell in here.

Top Shelf

The chives are getting tall! One of them had stretched up and past the bottom of the heat sink above it.

After harvesting the lettuce, it looks like there’s a little more room on the shelf.

Awwwww yis!

The coco collection.

Bottom Shelf

These little nerds are trying to flower!


Big ol’ lettuces.

My 7 Pot Bubblegum pepper.

First Harvest

Check this shit out! I’ll be eating salad for days! Well, one day. Well, one meal of one day. But still!


  1. Beautiful harvest.. Love growing greens in the wintertime..

    • LEDGardener

      December 30, 2016 at 7:35 am

      Thank you 🙂

      It’s really quite therapeutic tending to a nice green garden in the middle of the cold, dark, gray Canadian winter. Do you grow anything indoors?

  2. This is where I’m at a few weeks after dropping starter cubes into kratky containers, week or two more before I can do any snipping off. https://imgur.com/gallery/e9LRa

    • LEDGardener

      December 30, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      Nice! Looking great, man. Keep me posted!

      You must be an absolute animal if those are all empty protein tubs.

      • Wife goes through about 1 a month, I think it tastes like chalk. They are a little small but they work and are safer than a cheap tote, can move them around where ever I need to, makes me nervous with the tote I used last year. 25 gallons bow the sides out quite a bit untill it get used up some, I’d be screwed if it busted open and and flooded the room. I want to put in shelfs and do 3 levels next year, grow enough greens to eat from it every day.

        • LEDGardener

          December 30, 2016 at 8:52 pm

          Ah, I see. These containers seem like a much better way to go as far as portability, safety, and a having good way to recycle the plastic tubs. I’d like to find a way to expand my space as well – I suspect these COBs would easily cover a larger area than I’ve got them in now.

          • My closet is 2 ft deep and 5 1/2 ft wide, the one cob covered the whole right half of the closet last year. Stuff like greens need far less light than flowering plants it seems, I want to shoot for 3 layers next winter. You could probably could split those 3590’s up 4 ways and go with 4 shelfs if you cranked them up all the way.

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