Grow an indoor vegetable garden? Indeed!
From salad fixings and root veggies to herbs and more, it is possible to sustain a healthy vegetable garden in your kitchen, sunroom, or another sunny corner inside your home.
Hate giving up your delicious home-grown vegetables once winter arrives? Well, there is a way to grow an array of vegetables inside you're home.
Vegetables you can grow indoors*:
- Beans, green
- Carrots, small fingerling
- Red peppers
- Tomatoes (look at this pretty indoor tomato plant)
- Other dwarf varieties of larger vegetables
*Ask your local nursery if your veggie choice will grow better indoors from seed or seedling.
What you'll need:
- Sunlight, maybe a sunny window sill or corner (plants that produce a vegetable, not just a leaf, need 5-6 hours of sunlight per day; 9-10 hours is ideal) OR grow lights if you have no direct sunlight.
- Light-colored, reflective surroundings and surfaces (white, foil, etc.).
- Containers with water trays. Choose containers with plenty of room for the root system to grow up and out. Ceramic tends to last longer in direct sunlight than plastic.
- To assist with drainage and airflow, add some rocks to the bottom of your container before you add the soil.
- Good, lightweight potting soil mix that's suitable for containers. Buy new potting soil to avoid bringing in any outdoor garden pests.
- Trellis for your container if you're growing vine climbers, like tomatoes, beans, or peas.
- Worm compost is a good addition.
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Have you had any luck growing vegetables or fruits indoors?