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Old 09-10-2008, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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I have an enclosed sunporch. There is no central heat or air, but during the day we open the door from the house to the porch b/c I spend a ton of time there. I want to grow some things out there in pots that can tolerate the cool temps at night this Winter but won't kick off when I open the door during the day and some heat gets in. Something productive, not just a plant/flower. I have two boys and they love to watch things grow. It has to be something that self pollinates etc. Any ideas?
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Old 09-15-2008, 04:58 PM
 
Location: S.E. US
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In the spring you can probably start some veggies. Not sure about this time of year. Where are you located, and how cold does it get on your sunporch in the winter? You might try some cool-weather veggies if you'll have enough sun long enough into the fall. I believe anything that doesn't need to bloom to produce would work.

You can always plant an onion and grow scallions, but I don't know if boys will be too excited about that. How old are they?

Maybe carrots? How about "miniature dinosaur trees" (broccoli) (I heard kids love that term and will eat broccoli when you call it that).

All depends on how long your warm weather lasts. I hope others jump in here with better ideas.
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Thanks. They are 6 & 4. I am in AR, our Winters are fairly mild. Carrots are a great idea! Broccoli is the enemy of little boys lol but they might enjoy watching it grow.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:56 PM
 
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How about pots with all sorts of herbs? Basil, chives things like that. Grow will in pots. Should be able to handle wide range of tempteratures.
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