Hello everyone! I've been interested in starting gardening for a while but I never seem to have the right timing. THere's always some reason for not taking the plunge like the time of year or how much free time I have. But I'd like to just get started now.
How can I start gardening considering the time of year and my location?
I'm in Wisconsin (zone 5A) and I've read that there isn't much to do now with outdoor gardening, but I'm not sure if I want go big into indoor gardening given some of the cost of doing grow lights and other materials. I read about straw bale farming which seems super cool and it seems like the heat generated by the composting straw would be helpful if I covered the plants (maybe not a whole greenhouse). Is it possible to start that now and keep things going into November with some colder weather plants? I have some issues maintaining my interest in something if I don't get started with it and stick to it. Come spring I might have forgotten about how interested I was now.
If not, what options do I have for indoor gardening that isn't too expensive? Is it possible to do with only minimal light as I'm not even sure where in my house I could put some plants that the cats wouldn't disturb.