Fruits and Veggies You Can Grow Indoors


Fruits and Veggies You Can Grow Indoors

Fruits and Veggies You Can Grow Indoors

Forget harsh winters and tiny apartments without a yard. You can now enjoy fresh produce all year long, by growing them in your very own home! All you need is a bright area in your home, with natural light.

There are a number of ways you can begin to grow your own produce, as well as a variety of fruits and veggies to grow! A simple terracotta pot is great for beginners. Once you have got that down you can start on hanging pots, mason jar wall planters, and even free-standing vertical planters. However you decide to grow, they are sure to be delicious. Below are some of our favorite fruit and veggies you can grow indoors and a few tips on how to make things grow better!

1. Carrots

A longer pot is usually required for growing carrots unless you grow the dwarf or the round varieties, your pot only needs to be about 8 inches deep. You will want to fill your pot with soil an inch away from the top, and begin planting the seeds 1/4 inch from the top of the soil. Some recommend just sprinkling the seeds on top, though both strategies seem work. However you choose, you should begin to have fresh carrots within about 60 days!

2. Figs

The most common fig for growing indoors is the Negro Largo. Though this fruit takes a lot longer to grow, it is well worth it. Within about one to two years, your tree should begin showing signs of fresh figs. You will also need to keep up with pruning, as fig trees tend to get a bit tall. Animals lovers take caution, as this plant is known to be poisonous to pets.

3. Beets

Beets require a lot of space, regulated watering and plenty of sunlight. When planting beets, the seeds need to be about a foot apart or in separate planters. They take anywhere from 40-80 days until they are fully mature and ready to eat. They are an excellent veggie for growing indoors, and you can eat the entire plant.

4. Strawberries

Strawberries are a bit challenging but still worth the effort. They can be successfully grown indoors, though they require pH balanced and moist soil, direct sunlight, and peat moss. In the beginning, they will need to be in a seed tray, and once germination begins they can be transferred into a pot. After that, the plants will need at least 6 hours of sunlight each day, monthly fertilizing, and pruning of the blossoms during the first six weeks. Once you have handled all of that, your strawberry plant could produce berries for up to 3 years!

5. Potatoes

When growing potatoes indoors, it is recommended that you use “seed potatoes”, as they are meant to be grown indoors. The more “eyes” your potatoes have, the better your results will be. You will need a large, deep pot with draining holes. You can also cover the bottom with stones, to enhance to draining process. Fill your pot with soil until it is about 2/3 of the way full. Next, place the sprouted potatoes on the soil, root side down and cover with another 2 inches of soil. You can learn all about the germination process here.

6. Apricots

Save your apricot seeds. Apricots can actually be grown from their very own pit. Use a hammer to crack the pit and follow these instructions to stratify the seed. Once the roots begin to sprout, pot the seed in a 4-inch container, full of potting soil. Place near a bright, sunny window. The tree may take a few years before it begins to bear fruit.

7. Tomatoes

You can grow tomatoes indoors in hanging baskets or unglazed pots, with the best varieties begin Florida Basket and Micro-Tom. Tomatoes require plenty of sunlight and fertilization. They also require a germination process that takes about five weeks, before they can be transferred to a sunny spot. Once your sprouted seeds have reached about 3 inches tall, you may transfer them into larger pots.

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