Best Indoor Vegetable Plants
Carrots are one of the easiest vegetables to grow indoors because keeping a steady level of moisture in the soil is easier to maintain. There are many varieties of carrots that may be grown indoors that can not be found in produce sections of local markets. All it takes is a 12-inch pot, soil, and a sunny window, and anyone will be well on the way to harvesting beautifully delicious carrots.
Green beans taste so much better when they are fresh rather than canned. And good news! You can grow your very own green beans at home. Just put them in a sunny window with moist soil. Green beans grow quickly so make sure you give them little sticks for stability and support.
Potatoes are easy to grow in large baskets, buckets, or even plastic sacks. Leave a little room at the top to add more compost as the plants start to develop.
Mushrooms are a very healthy addition to any diet because they are low in calories, high in fiber and contain lots of healthy potassium. Growing them at home is very simple and, since they grow best in a dark, moist environment, can be grown by almost anyone in almost any place. Harvest is usually 4 – 5 weeks from start to plate so growing these little gems indoors is very rewarding.
One of the great things about growing tomatoes in your home is that you don’t need a green thumb to produce vine-ripened tomatoes that are excellent on salads and in recipes. With just a 6-inch pot of soil and a bright, sunny, spot, windowsill-tomatoes can be ready to harvest in a few short weeks.
One of the most aromatic, delightfully simple plants to grow indoors is a lemon tree. When planting this tree, the roots will need a big pot to allow for nice spread and the soil and branches must be kept moist in order to mimic a humid climate. However, providing these essential elements, coupled with proper watering and nourishment, will produce a beautifully fragrant tree that is sure to yield yummy lemons.
Growing bell peppers indoors allows for proper control of the growing environment which is essential for beautiful peppers. In addition, there is a longer growing season indoors which will yield more vegetables for longer periods of time. Picking right when it’s ready will also encourage new peppers to grow quickly without strain on the plant itself.