6 Recommended Plants for Indoor Vegetable Gardening

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6 Recommended Plants for Indoor Vegetable Gardening

Staff Writer · Jul 12, 2011

Most people don’t realize when they attempt indoor vegetable gardening that vegetables that are grown outside can also be grown indoors. However, the size and yield of plants grown indoors will be smaller than those grown outside. Here are six plants that can be grown indoors:

1. Tomatoes

Varieties of tomatoes that yield small fruits, such as Tiny Tim, Cherry Tomatoes and Roma, flourish when grown indoors. Such tomatoes can be grown in large pots or containers. The plants require warm and bright conditions that can be easily provided indoors. Fruits can be harvested 10 weeks after planting. A homegrown tomato that is organic and has not been exposed to pesticides is delicious, nutritious and healthy. Surplus produce can be frozen for later use or pureed.

2. Spinach

Spinach can be grown in small pots indoors. This plant grows well in winter and the leaves of the plant can be harvested when they are young and tender, and eaten either raw or cooked.

3. Green Peppers

Green peppers should be grown in large pots and need warm conditions when grown indoors. Small and colorful mini peppers grown indoors can add color and flavor to your food.

4. Lettuce

Varieties of lettuce such as Leaf Lettuce and Tom Thumb can be grown indoors in small containers. Lettuce requires moist and warm conditions for growth. It matures rapidly and should be harvested when the leaves are young and tender.

5. Beets

Beets can be grown indoors in small containers. They should be harvested when the beets are small and tender.

6. Radish

Radish is another vegetable that can be grown in small containers indoors. These plants mature rapidly and need moist conditions for optimum growth.

It is easy to grow a variety of vegetables indoors as indoor gardening involves less work than outdoor gardening. The plants can be relocated to other areas of the house if they don’t seem to be thriving and the produce can be picked whenever required.

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