Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Reboot the Indoor Gardener...

This feels like restarting the life. I rest a lot, particularly by watching dvds to keep me off doing things the "needs to be done", and I feel better and better. The melons and the chilis has spent their first day on the balcony to get used to the outdoors. Today has been an unususally cloudy day, which is good since sunlight are as much of a threat as the different temperatures when indoor plants are about to be transitioned outdoors.

I have time for dreams and ponderings on what I want to do. I lack focus in my life today and instead I have a lot of competing big plans that don't always mix. One of the dreams is to open a big indoor farm, and I think I can get some good ideas from Japan (I'm not entirely alone with these dreams). But I don't think my farm will ever be as sterile as this.


Kenneth Moore said...

Hm, is it the lot of the indoor gardener to have visions of opening their own indoor gardening business? I think it is. Entrepreneurial!

Also, I don't have a problem with eating hydroponic plants--half of the greens I buy at the farmers' market are hydroponically grown. But I prefer to grow things in soil. I don't know what it is... It just doesn't seem like gardening if you aren't getting dirty.

Although, I guess it isn't gardening, feeding society. It could be, but it isn't. Ah well.

Rosengeranium said...

Well, we're already accustomed to think outside the box - or inside it, perhaps :)

I know what you mean. In my sketchy calculations of an indoor farm I've noticed that it's pretty hard growing stuff without soil if you want to reuse as much as possible. And, I have this general feeling that soil is to plants what fibrers is to humans.