Start planting these veggies now!
You don’t have to be a professional grower to grow your vegetables inside your home. Bringing your garden indoors is definitely a wise decision, especially if you love cooking for yourself and your family. And if you are looking for ideas on what to grow, we picked five veggies that are the usual ingredients in everyday cooking.
Mashed potatoes, fries, potato salad — three of the American favorites! They are definitely a staple in most homes. If you agree, stop buying from the market; start growing them indoors. This decision will definitely make you save money in the long term. Taters can be grown in pots or planter pouches, but they’ll need a lot of light. This won’t be a problem if you are using a LED grow light in your grow area. Do note though that they grow big, so make sure your tent can accommodate them.
If you are in love with Italian dishes, you will definitely need lots of tomatoes. They are also quite nutritious as they can prevent constipation and protect the heart. Thank goodness, hydroponic systems paired with LED grow lights make them much easier to grow indoors. If your grow tent isn’t that big, grow the small variety so they won’t take up much space in your area.
Scallions are sweet onions that are milder and sweeter than the mature ones. They add flavor to dishes and are a classic mouthwatering garnish. Scallions are great substitutes for chives as well. They are very easy to grow because they are one of the plants that need less maintenance, making them perfect for beginner indoor growers. Scallions do not need as much light as the other vegetables as well so you can grow them outside your grow tent.
Keep your family eating healthy by growing spinach. This leafy green is a good source of several vitamins and minerals like vitamins B6, B9, C, E and K, calcium, iron, folic acid, magnesium, and potassium. No wonder Popeye gets very strong after eating spinach! Leafy greens usually do well indoors all-year-round. However, note that spinach and moisture do not go well together. That said, grow them in well-draining soil with apt holes for drainage. Always check the humidity of your grow tent as well.
Last, but not least, are herbs. Herbs add more flavor to any dish and also have medicinal properties. Basil and oregano are great for pasta, rosemary for chicken, and parsley is an attractive garnish. These herbs also grow well indoors, but make sure that get enough heat. Too cold temperatures can cause them to wilt. Other herbs that are perfect for growing indoors are chives, lemongrass, mint, and thyme.