3 Edible Plants You Can Grow Indoors
Who says that you need a large yard to grow edible plants?
There are many vegetables and fruits that you can grow indoors, even in your own kitchen. These edible plants help you to get fresh produce without worrying about pesticide and chemicals used to grow the plants. Sunny windows in your house and a little bit of extra time on your hands are enough for you to growing your own food at home.
Here are edible 3 plants you can easily grow indoors:
Let’s start with the easiest vegetable you can grow right in your kitchen. Pick the beans that you want to grow, and soak them in a jar with shallow water, no more than a quarter of the jar. Secure the jar with a mesh or cheesecloth. On the next day, drain the seeds and rinse them, then drain again. Find an area that is dark or gloomy and place the jars at an angle to allow drainage and air circulation through the mesh. Rinse and drain the seeds between two to four times a day; making sure that they never dry out completely. It takes three to seven days for the bean spout to grow big enough (depending on what you’re sprouting). Lentils and mung beans may just take a day or two, while other seeds like wheat berries will take longer.
You only need carrot seeds and a pot to grow this vegetable. Fill a pot with loose, sandy potting soil (not heavy garden soil) between 8-12 inches in depth, leaving 3 inches of headroom. Sow the carrot seeds thickly about ¼ inches below the surface. Water well. Place the pot in the area that receives a lot of sunlight. Expect the seeds to start sprouting in about two weeks.
Growing actual garlic bulbs indoors is a bit tricky, but you can easily grow garlic greens, which can be used just like scallions. Simply plant three or four cloves in a pot filled with fertile soil. Place the pot near the window to get enough sun exposure. Water the plant daily to keep the soil moist, but not soggy. The garlic greens will grow in 7 to 10 days and can be snipped.