Your Opinion on needed INDOOR EDIBLE, Please! 
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 Your Opinion on needed INDOOR EDIBLE, Please!

NEEDED:  an edible vegetable or herb that:

+can grow under "normal indoor lighting"...indoors under regular (somewhat
low) flourescent lighting...absolutely no direct sunlight.

+can flourish in temp. range of about 65-75 deg. F.

+can grow in a mixture of 1 part composted steer manure/1 part peet moss
with 6% gypsum,  watered daily.

+grows fast, but can be harvested in a way that allows it to remain in
container for several months (i.e. not radishes).

+has a high cash value...can be marketed for money, especially if grown in
large amounts.

This candidate will be "co-cultured" with another species.  Preferably,
each species would be a "cost-center", justifying its' use.

Please post your comments to this newsgroup or email me.  If I receive
enough responses, I'll try to post a summary.

Thank you!




Wed, 09 Dec 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 Your Opinion on needed INDOOR EDIBLE, Please!

I used to grow an "underground garden" in the crawl space of our home
outside Chicago, and found only one vegetable that really performed under
lights (at least enough to make it worthwhile).  That was a tomato named
"Basket King", a large cherry-type.  It cranked out clusters of delicious
fruit all winter for us.  Incidentally, I tried at least a dozen other
varieties, and they either didn't produce under all-artificial lights or
didn't have particularly good flavor.  I was using a combination of
regular shop-light florescent tubes and plant grow-lights, but didn't see
much difference in the performance of the Basket Kings.  Don Chapman.



Fri, 11 Dec 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 Your Opinion on needed INDOOR EDIBLE, Please!

On Sat, 22 Jun 96 11:57:49 PST, "Ralph D. Arnold"

Quote:

>NEEDED:  an edible vegetable or herb that:
>+can grow under "normal indoor lighting"...indoors under regular (somewhat
>low) flourescent lighting...absolutely no direct sunlight.

Can growth lights be used?

Quote:
>+can flourish in temp. range of about 65-75 deg. F.

Most plants will find this a comfortable range.

Quote:
>+can grow in a mixture of 1 part composted steer manure/1 part peet moss
>with 6% gypsum,  watered daily.

May need some sand or percolite added to promote good drainage.  Over
watering can be a problem on some crops.

Quote:
>+grows fast, but can be harvested in a way that allows it to remain in
>container for several months (i.e. not radishes).

Mushrooms, lettuce, mints, watercress, pepper plants.

Quote:
>+has a high cash value...can be marketed for money, especially if grown in
>large amounts.

Take a look at growing licensed medicinal herbs.

Quote:
>This candidate will be "co-cultured" with another species.  Preferably,
>each species would be a "cost-center", justifying its' use.

Lots of luck.The real problem for most herbal/ vegetable crops need
'full sunlight'.  Sounds like an attempt at a legal ba{*filter*}t crop.
Rough job.  

Quote:
>Please post your comments to this newsgroup or email me.  If I receive
>enough responses, I'll try to post a summary.

>Thank you!



Vandy Terre



Fri, 11 Dec 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 
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