The great thing about growing veggies at home is it’s actually really good for your wallet since it saves you trips to the market. This post will take you through some of the best veggies you can grow at home to keep your family healthy.
If you live in a place where rainy days and clouds are constant, then you might want to get a grow light, they usually cost around $30 and are a surefire way to keep your plants growing at full speed.
Carrots are one of the easiest vegetables to grow indoors. In fact, they are much easier to grow indoors than outside because they need a steady supply of moisture which is usually difficult to get outdoors. Depending on the size of the carrots, you may need to get a large container. However, if it’s baby carrots you’re looking to grow, then any container will do.
These are the perfect addition to any meal (you may know them by their other name – green onions). They are perfect for aspiring gardeners with little to no experience because they’re so easy to take care of and don’t require much sunlight.
The main ingredient in almost every one of my salads – yeah, it’s lettuce. Whether it’s romaine, iceberg or leaf lettuce, this veggie is super easy to grow, doesn’t take up much space, and all it needs from you is to keep it moist, place it in a sunny spot, and enjoy some fresh salads all year round.
Potatoes can be grown in a planter bag or even in a container during any season. But they need huge amounts of sunlight to be able to flourish. They also need to be watered frequently and they don’t actually need any fertilizer. Potatoes contain a lot of nutrients and can be stored in a container or a bag in a dry, cool place for months.
If you’re pondering whether to try planting some microgreens, let me tell you this fun fact: they contain up to 40 times more vitamins and nutrients than any other vegetable. Plus, they grow very quickly so be ready to make the most delicious and healthy sandwiches ever, topped with some arugula or kale.
Now when it comes to tomatoes, they are a bit different than the other veggies on this list. They need at least 8-10 hours of sunlight every day and they can take up a lot of space. If you don’t have much room to spare in your home, make sure you get a compact variety.
Who doesn’t love fresh herbs? They are much more flavorful than the store-bought dried kind, they are good for you, are super easy to grow and make for great home decor. Basil, rosemary, cilantro, chives, oregano, ginger, thyme, or parsley – it’s really up to you.
If you happen to be one of those people that just loves arugula, I’ve got some great news for you – It grows quickly and loves cooler temperatures which makes it ideal to plant indoors. Try it and enjoy adding variety in your everyday meals, for example, add it to your salads with some of the lettuce we mentioned before.