Healthy Edible Plants That You Can Grow Indoors
Updated: Sep 4, 2019
The idea of growing fresh, healthy food at home may sound too good to be true.
Don't get discouraged: whether you live in a house or a flat, with a little love and care these fresh edible plants will thrive!
1. Avocado Plant
All you need to grow an avocado plant is an avocado.
Remove the pit and rinse it. Stick three or four toothpicks to the base and suspend it in a glass of water with the pointed side up. Then, place it on a warm window sill.
In a few weeks, you should have a brand new tree that is ready for planting. Place the rooted seed in a pot and leave it in a sunny place, and water frequently, but lightly.
2. Lemon Tree
Meyer lemon trees can be a beautiful and fragrant addition to your home – as long as they get tons of sunlight.
Most trees will need 8 to 12 hours of sunlight and a humid environment to thrive.
3. Orange Tree
For your daily dose of vitamin C, you can consider getting a dwarf mandarin orange tree.
Just like lemon trees, mandarin trees need tons of sun and a large pot. Also, their soil should be allowed to dry out between waterings.
Make sure to harvest their fruit as soon as they turn orange for the best flavor.
4. Basil Plant
While basil is commonly grown outdoors, this easy-care plant can also be grown indoors. Think about it: you will always have freshly picked basil for your delicious recipes!
Indoor basil should be planted in well-drained, nutrient-rich soil. Basil is not tolerant of water stress; make to provide enough drainage.
While the soil should be kept somewhat moist, it should never be soggy.
5. Ginger Plant
You can easily find ginger root in grocery stores, but very rarely you can see it in local nurseries.
However, not only growing a ginger plant is possible, but it's also easy.
Just head to your local grocery store and buy a healthy ginger root that is about 4-5 inches long with at least a few "fingers." If possible, find a root where the tips of the fingers look green.
Cut off one finger and make sure the section is at least 1 to 2 inches long. Allow the cutting to dry out for a couple of days in a warm and dry place before planting it.
Plant your ginger section in a pot with some potting mix, making sure it's not planted any deeper than 1 inch. Water it thoroughly. In a week or two, you will see the leaves of the ginger plant emerge. As your ginger plant grows, some roots might appear above the soil.