10 Plants & Vegetables That Are Easiest To Grow In An Indoor Home Garden
Relative to their store-bought counterparts, plants, fruits, and veggies that have been grown inside generally have a beneficial social and ecological impact. Growing food within your own backyard is the closest thing to being freshly sourced. Growing your own food means that you are fully aware of the origins and growth processes of your food. Your room can also benefit from improved air quality and aesthetics thanks to the Herbstation Indoor Home Garden. The following plants are among the simplest to cultivate indoors.
- Pothos - Pothos, a powerful, graceful plant with a name that sounds like a Greek god, is prepared to turn your brown thumb green. They are quite forgiving and come in a variety of colours and shades. They are adaptable to low lighting, simple to grow and propagate into new plants, and effective at removing air pollutants like formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene. Be mindful that pothos plants are toxic to animals.
- Dracaena - Dracaena is a great indoor shrub for newbies. They are yet another sturdy plant companion who can adapt to several lighting situations but resists direct sunshine. While caring for dracaena plants, it's important to keep the soil moistened but never waterlogged. Overwatering or inadequate drainage is signified by drooping or yellowing foliage. Finding well-draining soil to nurture your houseplant dracaena is part of understanding how to take care of a dracaena.
- Microgreens - The majority of microgreens only take one to two weeks to grow, so you may always have microgreens on hand. When properly cared for, they will produce year-round when grown indoors. With a self-watering Herbstation Indoor Home Garden, all you'd need is the seeds. Microgreens need both soil and sunlight to grow.
- Salad Greens - Salad greens, which include iceberg, spinach, romaine, red leaf, and arugula, are abundant in folate, iron, and the vitamins A, C, and K, just like microgreens. A salad garden is simpler to grow than you would imagine. The majority of salad greens develop quickly and are ready to harvest 4 to 6 weeks after seeding. The majority thrive in the colder spring and fall weather, but there are also plenty of heat-tolerant greens for summer harvests that may be cultivated in garden beds or containers.
- Scallions - Simple vertical green leaves that emerge above ground at the beginning of an onion's growth are what are known as scallions. They are also referred to as green onions, spring onions, salad onions, and Welsh Onions because they are harvested before the onion forms its bulb. All it takes is a few snips of this little green to enhance both the flavour and presentation of any savoury dish. Of course, feel free to add a hearty bunch of scallions if you want their mild onion flavour and vibrant green colour. As cool-season vegetables, they favour protected, sunny locations with wet soil. These plants can easily be grown from seeds or cuttings in Herbstation, either hydroponically or in soil.
- Chives - Grown for their onion-flavoured leaves, chives are a low-maintenance, simple-to-grow herb. They make a wonderful accent to salads and may be used in a variety of other savoury meals. They are the ideal ingredient for soups and other savoury recipes because they have a softer flavour than onions do. Plant the seeds, making sure to cover them with a thin layer of dirt. Put the container in a partially shaded area. Make sure the soil is always moist by providing regular hydration.
- Basil - Basil is grown for use in cooking, as a spice or condiment in dried or frozen leaf form, and as a source of aromatic essential oil for use in meals, flavours, and fragrances. It is also cultivated for the fresh market. All basil varieties grow readily in warm, sunny conditions. The flower buds are also edible, though the leaves are more frequently used in cooking. New basil plants are ready for pruning after roughly six weeks of warm weather. Plant seeds no deeper than 1/4 inch. Thin seedlings to one plant every 10 to 12 inches once they have emerged and have 2-3 pairs of genuine leaves. The height of basil should range from 12 to 24 inches.
- Mint - Hardy perennial plants belonging to the mint family can be found all throughout North America. The majority of mint species are edible, useful as a culinary herb, and even have medicinal properties. Although it is one of the simplest herbs to grow, its strength is also its weakness since it spreads quickly, sending runners everywhere, and if left unchecked, can turn weedy. Water your plants frequently, especially in hot, dry weather. Congested clumps in potted plants can be revitalised by turning the pot upside down, detaching the rootball, and cutting it in half. Repot one piece using new multipurpose compost in the same container.
- Rosemary - In many parts of the world, rosemary is a popular household herb. It is a large, leathery bush with long, needle-like leaves that is evergreen. Foods and beverages can be seasoned with the plant. For seasoning food, rosemary is renowned all around the globe. It is adaptable and simple to use. As a well-liked component, it has also made it into cosmetics and is useful as an insect repellent. Additionally, rosemary oil has medicinal and medical benefits. To maximise their benefits, use them judiciously.
- Chilli Pepper - Growing chilli peppers isn't particularly difficult; even inexperienced gardeners can grow these chillies. Warm soil is ideal for planting chilli peppers of all varieties. The earlier seeds are planted, the longer the plants will have to mature and produce good fruit by the conclusion of the growing season, which is the end of the summer. Even while peppers, including chillies, are frequently referred to as vegetables, they are all essentially fruits. The classification of peppers as fruits was based on the fact that they are produced from a plant's blossom and contain seeds.
Choose plants that are appropriate for your level of experience, and as your confidence grows, add more to your garden.