Vegetables and herbs – yes, it’s true that your mother was right when she tried to get you to eat them as a child. Sadly, most people don’t eat enough vegetables. Although people often think that vegetables, herbs and spices must be grown outside, this assumption couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Indoor gardens aren’t just for people who live in the city. A lot of people who don’t live in the city like to grow herbs and vegetables outside as well as inside their home, and there are many beneficial reasons to do so.
If you’re growing edible food with a small garden in your home, you will have year-round access to all of the herbs, veggies and spices that you can handle. It’s true that most people use indoor gardens to grow herbs, but you would be amazed at what you can grow indoors.
If aromatic alliums don’t sound good, then why not grow some spice peppers. Below, we’ll tell you about some popular herbs and vegetables that you can grow inside your own home and best of all – they’re easy to grow!
Although you can certainly grow hot peppers, nobody is forcing you to grow hot peppers. If you’re not using grow lights, you need to have a warm and sunny place in your home to grow peppers. You can grow a variety of different types of peppers inside.
Some of the most popular varieties are banana and cherry peppers. However, all types of peppers like to have plenty of space so keep that in mind. You can use a 3-5 gallon container, but we always recommend people to use an aero garden. If you’re just starting, then you can use pepper seeds instead of sprouts.
Another option is green onions. These are definitely some of the easiest herbs to grow. There are countless meals that you can make with green onions.
Some people like to use them in soup, but you can really use them on anything you want. If you don’t want to grow green onions, it’s possible to grow other varieties as well.
Thousands of homeowners grow fresh basil. This herb can be used to breathe life into almost any meal. You can add fresh basil to your favorite clam chowder or potato soup.
One of the reasons why basil is so popular is because it’s very easy to grow; it also produces fairly quickly, so you will ALWAYS have fresh basil to put on your favorite food.
People who have this special type of garden actually prefer using it to grow herbs. Chives, mint, sage and rosemary are some other popular herbs that you can grow.
Who doesn’t love radishes? Okay – so maybe radishes aren’t nearly as popular as other choices, but they can certainly add some life to your favorite food. One reason why radishes are popular is because they can be grown easily outside or inside, and you only have to wait a few weeks for them to be ready to eat.
Here is an American favorite. Tomatoes are loved by millions because they taste amazing. When you go to the local store, you might only see one or two varieties for sale, and that is unfortunate because there are MANY different types of tomatoes.
You can grow Pixie, Patio, Tiny Tim or Roma tomatoes, and since they’re not store-bought, they will taste amazing. However, you’ll definitely need an aerogarden to grow these indoors.
Want to make your own salads? Well, why don’t you do it with some homegrown lettuce? Out of all of the different options you have available, don’t skip out on the lettuce. If you grow your own lettuce, you can eat it in your own homemade salads all year long. However, you might also want to grow Swiss chard, Micro greens or Arugula.
If you’re like a lot of people, then you simply cannot get enough garlic. Fortunately, garlic has several health benefits to offer, so you don’t have to feel guilty when eating it.
If you grow it in an aerogarden, you will have year-round access to an unlimited supply of garlic. It’s true that garlic tastes amazing when added to a bowl of clam chowder; there are no restrictions for what food you can use it in.
Cilantro and Parsley
These two are definitely personal favorites. Why not use it to grow some cilantro and parsley. With an unlimited supply of cilantro, you can make homemade salsa that tastes amazing.
Parsley is another herb that you can add to soup. If you’re not growing these two herbs, then you’re not REALLY growing! Although these are some of the most popular herbs, veggies and spices, you will be amazed to learn of all of the different things you can grow indoors.