While it is true that most vegetables will be more successful if grown outside there are a few that are easy-to-grow indoors. This is for people who live in an apartment and do not have a garden, but still want to grow some vegetables and herbs rather than buying all their food from the store. This article which I found on the Postconsumers website describes ten herbs and vegetables that are easy to grow indoors. They are listed in reverse order.
We?re taking a twist on gardening this spring at Postconsumers and looking at ways to garden when you?re in a more urban environment. If you?re choosing to use one of the urban friendly gardening methods, chances are that you?re growing at least some, if not all, of your garden indoors. If you?re hoping to yield food from your urban gardening effort, then the reality is that some vegetables and herbs just grow better indoors than other ones do. Today, we?re running down our ten favorite ?vegetables? for indoor gardening success.
Number Ten: Avocados
Firstly, disavow yourself of the idea that you can grow an avocado from an avocado pit. You can ? but you may not actually yield edible fruit. In that case, was your hard work really worth it? Invest in a dwarf avocado tree. With some sand at the bottom of your indoor drainage pot, it will actually grow quite well. Just be aware that even indoors an avocado tree can grow quite tall, so place it in an area with high ceilings.
Number Nine: Carrots
Carrots grow exceptionally well in window boxes but they can also be grown in a larger planting pot. The key to growing carrots indoors is that they need tons of sunlight to grow. That means that the window box is likely your best solution. If you have a rooftop gardening space or balcony that gets lots of sun, carrots can grow well there. But since carrots don?t need a ton of depth to grow, they can thrive in indoor situations where sun is ample.
Number Eight: Microgreens
Microgreens are the seedlings of herbs and vegetables. While leafier greens like kale or collards may be difficult to grow indoors, microgreens are doable and may even pack more nutrients in some cases than their larger relatives. Just buy a variety of seeds. We like the mix of: Swiss chard, kale, beets, radishes and dill. Sprinkle all the seeds together in a box or large pot and when the seedlings pop up, treat yourself to a healthy saut?.