Do you have an indoor space that receives lots of direct sunlight? If so, you can try indoor gardening: herbs, vegetables, and even fruit. You just need to find some containers and plants that do well growing indoors.
Herbs are probably the easiest plants to grow indoors because they do very well indoors. To go super simple, choose a basil plant. Once the basil grows, you can use this herb for pasta dishes, salads and more. Besides basil, you can also grow mint. You can use the mint for iced beverages, desserts and more. These herbs are versatile, and you can find many recipes on the internet for them. Herbs like rosemary and thyme need more sunlight and more care, but if you have a big window where they can get direct light, these herbs can work for you.
You have many choices of vegetables to grow in a container. Garlic is very easily grown by planting a couple of gloves in the pot with the tip up. In only a week’s time, you’ll already see green shoots. These green shoots can be used in salads, soups, and meat dishes. Green onions can also be grown in a similar manner in a short amount of time if you prefer to grow these.
Other vegetables you can try your hand in container gardening are spinach, butter head lettuce, arugula and parsley. You can visit your local garden center to find specific vegetable seeds that are meant to grow in pots like dwarf carrots and radishes. All of these vegetables mentioned are popular and can be used in a variety of ways once they have grown to its size.
Some novice gardeners may think growing fruits can be difficult but it’s not once you research what you would like to try growing. Grow things that you would only eat and use. Homegrown fruits are delicious whether it’s indoors or outdoors. Strawberries are popular with most and can be grown in several hanging containers. If you are interested in growing some citrus fruits, there are citrus trees that you can order from special places online if they are not available locally. These include kumquats, mandarins and lemons. Just remember if you opt for the trees, it can take a great length of time before you see any fruits.
Trying your hand at indoor gardening can be a fun hobby and just remember that most plants need at least six to eight hours of sunlight. Turn the container so that each side gets the same amount of sunlight. Also, because homes have a lower humidity inside, be careful not to over water the plants. Indoor gardening is simple with quick results.
edited for Functional Gardens