Indoor garden advice?

I want to grow an indoor garden with my 3 year old daughter. What are some easy plants to grow, veggies, herbs or whatever.. I’d like to grow tomatoes, but I’ve been reading up on it and it looks like quite the process. What’s best for someone starting out (and someone without a green thumb!) I’ve heard of using teabags in the soil to help plants grow. Should I try this? Any other advice?

I’d like to grow everything from seeds, and I’d like to try at least 3 different plants (or more!)

Also, I’m in Ontario, Canada, so there’s lots of sun in the summer, but not so much in the winter, spring and fall.. plus it gets pretty cold by the window I plan on using for sunlight.

Thanks for reading!! 🙂
Tony, I meant to give you a thumbs up, not a thumbs down! My finger slipped… 🙂 It’s a great answer!

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    1. Tony B Says:

      Hi Raine..I’m in Ontario too and soon I too will be getting ready to start my indoor garden, so that my vegetable plants will be ready for the warmer weather..

      It’s not hard to do, but just takes planning. First off I would say forget using the window sill…unless your very skilled your plants will come out tall and lanky..

      1. I take my seeds (tomato..or other plants) and germinate them in between a moist a paper towel that is placed inside a ziplock baggie. This helps to keep the paper towel from drying out..Also makes it easy to check your seeds..just open the paper towel to see if they sprouted.

      2. Use a planting tray or small individual pots for each plant…and plant your sprouted seeds.

      3. Buy a decent grow light. Forget the home depot "grow lights" these things are just plain too weak..at least that’s my view..getting decent T5 florescent bulbs..will pump out enough light and make sure the light stays low..only a few inches above each plant.

      There’s more too it but these 3 easy steps will get you going with the most success until you learn what works for you

      Here’s a quick page that shows you what I mean by proper grow light set up for tomato plants and other vegetables.

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