Growing your own vegetables is a great way to save money. Not only that, but you will also avoid getting pesticides and other nasty things in them. This process is also better for the environment. In this article, we will have a look at what the best vegetables to grow yourself indoors are. It is not as hard as you might think.
The good news is, you do not need much to grow your own vegetables. So what are the best vegetables to grow yourself indoors?
Growing Your Own Carrots
Carrots need a lot of sun to grow. They will need to have no less than eight hours of direct sunlight to grow properly. You can place them under partial sun, but they will take their time growing. Artificial grow lights are a good way to make up for a lack of sunlight.
Seventy to eighty degrees Fahrenheit is the temperature required for carrots. Simply place some light and sandy potting soil into a pot. Make sure it is loose. Be sure that it is approximately eight to twelve inches in depth, with three inches of headroom.
Carrots need to have good drainage. Once you have done this you can sow carrot seeds thickly into the surface of the soil. Once you see the leaves begin to grow at least two inches tall, you will see some thin seedlings. If you notice fungus on the carrots or in the soil you can water it off with chamomile tea. It may sound strange, but trust me: this really works.
Peppers Are Great For A Personal Garden
In order to grow peppers, all you need is a large container and a sunny spot. Simply give your peppers a huge supply of water. They need at least four gallons of water in order to grow successfully.
Radishes Are Great To Grow Indoors
The radish is a very simple vegetable. It only takes a couple of days for them to grow. All you need is a small trough. Make sure it has small holes at the bottom. This will allow the radishes to drain.
The trough should also not be too wide. Simply place the seeds into some soil. Make sure it is a thin layer of soil. The radishes will then need to be kept in an area with plenty of light. If you do not have enough natural light, use grow lights. The soil should always be kept moist.
Growing Green Onions Indoors
Green onions do not take much to grow or look after. Simply plant the bulb into some soil and before you know it, they will begin to grow. Simply use a small container and put it in a sunny spot. You don’t need to do anything until they are nearly six inches long, when it is time to harvest your delicious green onions.
Lettuce Grows Great Indoors
It is best to grow lettuce in cool seasons. It is a very simple vegetable to grow inside. It does not take much to look after them. All you need is an every day potting soil, and a small amount of water. Drain the soil well and give the lettuce plenty of sunlight. Supplement with a red-band LED grow light for best results. Lettuce is great because it contains vitamin A and has a rich taste.
Mushrooms Are Not A Vegetable, But Are Great For Any Garden
Mushrooms are an excellent addition to your vegetable garden. They contain lots of antioxidants, are rich in fiber and have plenty of vitamin C. All you need to grow mushrooms indoors is a bag. This bag should contain special compost that has mushroom spawn in it. In order for the mushroom to grow successfully, you will need to keep the soil damp.
These are just a few of the best vegetables (and fungi) to grow yourself. There are plenty of other great vegetables you can grow. Why not give it a try sometime? You might be pleasantly surprised at just how easy it is to do.