The Five Best Vegetables to Grow Indoors

Not everyone has outdoor space or the desire to become a farmer, yet most of us desire to eat fresh vegetables. there is a way to combine the best of both worlds, and that’s by growing a vegetable or two (or five) indoors. All you need is a sunny location, a container, potting soil and a plant and you’re well on your way to growing your own fresh vegetables.

Choose from this list of the five best vegetables to grow indoors to help ensure success with your indoor gardening project.

Avocado

AvoSeedo-Set-with-Plant-Pot-0-2Purchase a dwarf avocado tree. Add some sand to the bottom of a large, well-draining pot then fill it with regular potting mix and plant dwarf avocado tree right in the center of the container. Water the tree regularly, but make sure the soil is never soggy, the tree will die of soil becomes waterlogged. Prune the shoots regularly at the base of the avocado tree. Place container in a bright location, but not in direct sunlight.

 

Carrots

Plant carrot seeds in a container that’s at least a foot and a half deep and wide, with drainage holes at the bottom. FillShort-N-Sweet-Carrot-200-Seeds-8130-Item-Upc650348691752-0 container with a humus-rich potting mix. Water potting soil mix, then plant carrot seeds one inch apart in rows that are six inches apart from each other, then cover them with a thin layer of soil. Water seeds well. Place container in an area that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. Keep the soil moist at all times, but not soaked. Seeds will germinate in 2 weeks and carrots will be ready to harvest in 6 weeks. Succession planting (planting seeds every 2 weeks) will provide fresh carrots year around.

Tomatoes

Exotic-Plants-Tomate-Indigo-Rose-blue-tomato-20-seeds-0Fill an 8 inch container with potting mix and set tomato plant 4 inches deep in the center of container. Water in well and keep soil moist, but not soggy, at all times. Place container in an area that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Stake growing tomato plant to avoid broken stems. When plant blooms, tap plant gently with your finger to encourage pollination.

 

 

Salad Greens

Choose a container that has drainage holes in the bottom and fill it with potting soil. Use your finger to poke holes intoMiracle-Gro-AeroGarden-Heirloom-Salad-Greens-Seed-Pod-Kit-0-2 the soil about four inches apart. Sprinkle a few seeds into each hole, then pat soil back over holes to cover them up, then water soil. Spinach, romaine, red leaf, and arugula are easy salad greens to grow indoors. Place container in sunny location.

Scallions

Buy a bunch of scallions, wrap the bulbs together with a rubber band, and place them in a glass with an inch of water. Change the water daily. When new green shoots appear and the roots have doubled in length, plant the scallions in a shallow container filled with potting soil. Keep the plants evenly watered and in full sun.

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