Growing vegetables indoors can be done year-round or even winter. Have you ever thought growing food at your own home? Surprisingly, many varieties can be grow indoors and don't take up as much space as you might think.
Many crops are fairly low-maintenance. They grow quickly in compact spaces, and perfect for growing at home.
All you need is a sunny or artificial lighting, and a few basic supplies to get started.
Here are 10 vegetable plants that are easy to grow indoors, even for beginner gardeners.
1. Sprouts and microgreens
The easiest vegetables you can grow indoors, year round, right on your counter: sprouts and microgreens.
Seed to harvest: 7 to 21 days.
You have the option of harvesting them in the baby leaf stage, or waiting until they’re full grown.
Seed to harvest: 45 to 55 days.
Spinach doesn’t like to be surrounded by moisture, so make sure you grow your greens in a well-draining soil in a pot with drainage holes.
Seed to harvest: 45-65 days.
Planting instruction says that you can grow miniature tomatoes in a 6-inch pot. But if you have the space, a 1-gallon pot will yield better results and give the roots more room to develop.Give the plant a plenty of sun (at least 8 hours) and pollinate the flowers with a fan running nearby for several hours a day. (Or you can gently shake the plant daily to help distribute the pollen.)
Seed harvest: 55 to 85 days.
Be sure you give the plants as much light as possible to help the pods mature faster. Or if you lack adequate light, simply grow them for the sweet-tasting shoots.
Seed to harvest: 21 days for pea shoots, 65 to 75 days to maturity.
Creating an indoor herb garden means you can enjoy fresh herbs year-round while saving money.
You can pluck off a few leaves as needed to spice up your meal.
Beets are most often grown root, but the leaves are also edible and can be steamed, sautéed, or added to salads.
The roots are ready to harvest in 45 to 60 days, but you can pick when the leaves are about 6 inches (15 cm) tall.
Peppers look great growing indoors in pots, but they need warm temperatures and full sun.
Plant peppers in deep pots so that the roots have enough room to spread out.
Seed to harvest: 60 to 90 days.
Scallions are great for gardening beginners because they are easy to care for and don't require as much sunlight as other vegetables.
Arugula has a slightly bitter taste and makes a nice addition to salads.
Seed to harvest: 40 days.