Growing Your Own Food Indoors

Growing your own food indoors can be rewarding.

It can also be a fun hobby to start, while giving you a fresh, nutritious supply of delicious foods to eat and share with family and friends.

And it’s not hard to grow a small number of vegetables, fruits or herbs in a section of your home.

But as with anything there’s a few are things to consider before you start. Let’s talk about growing your own food indoors.

Growing Your Own Food Indoors

Can You Grow Food Indoors?

Yes you can grow a variety of vegetables indoors such as lettuce, arugula, spinach, kale, carrots, radishes, beet greens, and tomatoes to name a few.

Most of the recommended indoor food plants we’ll discuss can be started from seed. And it can all be done with basic shop lights.

What Food Can I Grow in My Bedroom?

Best Crops for Your Apartment or Bedroom Garden:

  • Leafy greens.
  • Lettuce, one of the easiest crops to grow indoors.
  • Chard,kale,arugula,mustard.
  • Spinach.
  • Root vegetables.
  • Radishes and turnips.
  • Carrots.
  • Onions and garlic.
  • Potatoes.
  • Herbs.
  • Strawberries.
  • Chili peppers.
  • Celery.
  • Tomatoes.

How Can I Grow Vegetables Indoors Without Sunlight?

Fluorescent lights are easy to install and energy efficient, they are on the blue end of the light spectrum.

When you’re starting seeds or leafy greens, fluorescent lights are great because there’s no worry about generating too much heat. You can place the fluorescent tubes right above your plants.

Cool-season herbs like parsley, cilantro, thyme, turmeric, and mint also do well indoors using LEDs.

A number of different lighting systems have been designed specifically for growing plants indoors.

What is Meant by Hydroponic Plants?

Hydroponics, also called aquaculture, or tank farming, is the cultivation of plants in nutrient-enriched water without using soil.

Hydroponic flowers, herbs, and vegetables are planted in inert growing media and supplied with nutrient-rich solutions, oxygen, and water. This system delivers rapid growth, stronger yields, and often superior quality.

Lettuce growing hydroponically

What is the Fastest Vegetable to Grow Indoors?

The easiest vegetables to grow indoors are the faster growing ones. Spinach, arugula, kale, and microgreens, are all crops that are low-maintenance and can be harvested any time.

Some suggestions:

  • Arugula.
  • Pak choi.
  • Chard.
  • Kale.
  • Spinach.

What Vegetables Can Grow in Water Without Soil?

Popular Vegetables That Grow in Water:

  • Celery.
  • Green onion.
  • Romaine lettuce.
  • Bok choy.
  • Leeks.
  • Beets.
  • Cabbage.
  • Potatoes.

What’s Better Hydroponics or Soil?

While soil is more natural to plants, it’s gentler and produces slower results.

Hydroponics is more direct as plants have more direct access to nutrients. As a result, it yields more but can be more expensive, requiring the use of technology.

What is the Easiest Food to Grow Inside?

Best Vegetables to Grow Indoors:

  • Green onions
  • Herbs.
  • Hot peppers.
  • Leafy salad greens.
  • Microgreens.
  • Potatoes.
  • Radishes.
  • Carrots.

Final Thoughts

Don’t let cold weather or a lack of outdoor space stop you from growing food.

As we’ve seen there are quite a few vegetables, fruits, and herbs that can be grown indoors. 

Growing your own food indoors doesn’t mean that you have to invest in expensive grow lights. Fluorescent tubes are very inexpensive, and there are also many edible plants that can be grown with natural light from a window, south-facing preferred.

Tell me your experiences with growing your own food indoors, and check the link below for more in depth reading and analysis.

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Growing Your Own Food Indoors

11 thoughts on “Growing Your Own Food Indoors

  1. I enjoy gardening because of the rewards of seeing the daily growth as we nourish our plants.

    I don’t have a lot of room, but I’d like to make an indoor garden this winter with kale and many of the other vegetables you mentioned!

    So, your post will help me to do this. ♥️


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