Best Edible Plants to Grow Indoors

Fall doesn’t have to mean the end of the gardening season for you, you can still grow some food items indoors even when it’s cold. What are the best edible plants to grow indoors?

There are a variety of food plants that you can grow indoors as long as you can keep the temperature and environment of the plants controlled and since this is inside your home you usually have your heat set so that your in house temperature is between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a great temperature for growing a number of vegetables during winter with the help of some grow lights.

Plants need a minimum amount of light so that they can make their food and grow enough so that we can make food out of them. Some plants will require more light than others so in the cooler months when you are looking into growing edible plants indoors you want to look at the amount of light and warmth that the plants need before making your choice.

You want to choose vegetables that won’t need a lot of light and heat as those are the ones that will be most successful at growing indoors. Here are a couple of our favorite edible plants to grow indoors.

Jays Seeds Tumbling Tom Tomatoes

This particular type of tomato takes 70 days to mature after transplanting them. They are determinate type of tomatoes and you will need to start them up to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. You can sow the seeds ¼ inch deep in flats or a container of your choice ensuring that they are at least one inch apart.

They will thrive well in an environment where the temperature is between 70 and 75 degrees and can be placed by a sunny window or glass door as well as you can place them under a grow light. These seeds will yield Cherrie tomatoes that are nicely sized and tasty.

They don’t require a garden, no staking and no stopping. They make a great display item when grown in your window box, in hanging baskets or in a tall container which will show off the color and the fruit when the plant is producing.

The Jays Seeds Tumbling Tom Tomatoes produces beautiful white blossoms which are followed by the fruits that get around 1 to 2 inches in size and are a bright red when mature. These can also be sown outdoors and in greenhouses as well.

Pros

  • Super quick germination rate
  • Attractive flowers
  • Can be planted in a variety of ways
  • Not high maintenance plants
  • Easy to grow and maintain
  • 150 seeds in packet

Cons

  • May not be beginner friendly if you are new to gardening

Modern Sprout MS-GS-1004 Indoor Cilantro Herb Kit

If you want to plant Cilantro and want a nice variety at an affordable price then this kit is a must see. It contains 7 items including your cilantro seeds, grow medium plant food and more.

You will love the fact that these seeds are non-GMO so you can confidently plant and use the end product knowing it is safe for your entire family. With video tutorials even as a beginner you will be able to successfully plant these cilantro seeds with this herb kit.

You will be happy to make your purchase also knowing that it is backed by a 100% money back guarantee and the company will accept free returns as well. You will love this herb kit as it features a stylish set along with a fertile and sustainable seed set that is sure to provide you with a healthy end product. You will enjoy planting these seeds whether you are a beginner or you are an experienced gardener.

The Modern Sprout MS-GS-1004 Indoor Cilantro Herb Kit has a passive hydroponic system so that you don’t have to worry too much about the science of adequately watering your seeds. The system ensures that the plants get the right amount of water, oxygen and other necessary nutrients to develop into the best plants. You will love how easy to use the kit is and how attractive it will be inside your home.

With your purchase you get a stainless steel net pot, a mason jar, some grow medium, polypro wick, plant nutrients and the organic seeds along with the easy to read and easy to follow instructions. All you have to do is put it all together, add water and place the container in a sunny window sill.

With this herb kit you can have cilantro all year round even at the end of gardening season. It is a great choice for city dwellers and those with small spaces and no outdoor space at all.

Pros

  • Value for money
  • Affordable
  • Kit includes everything you need
  • Easy to grow just add water and place in sunlight
  • Great for indoor gardening
  • Will survive in small spaces
  • Great for city dwellers
  • Don’t worry about watering the plant everyday thanks to its hydroponics system

Cons

  • You may have trouble sprouting these

Curly Leaf Parsley Herb – Petroselinum – Live Plant – 3″ Pot

This curly leaf parsley is an easy to grow plant. With your purchase you get a live plant in a 3 inch pot. These plants will grow to a height of around 12 inches when mature and you can prune as necessary. When you grow these at home you can treat yourself to fresh herbs every time you need them.

You will love the fact that you can taste a distinct difference between your home grown herbs and those you purchase at the grocery store. And let’s face it, organic non-GMO herbs are expensive when you purchase them.

With this grow at home plant you can save yourself a tidy amount of money. You will love that these are fun to grow and they are very attractive as well. You can clip this herb once mature and use if fresh or you can dry it for later use.

Pros

  • Live plant
  • Pot included with purchase
  • Affordable
  • Easy to grow
  • Attractive aesthetically
  • Popular herb
  • Can be used fresh or can be dried

Cons

  • None to mention

Summary

The best edible plants to grow indoors are those that don’t require too much care and attention. You can easily plant and grow herbs for starters and see how comfortable you are with your own indoor garden before branching out into vegetable and fruits.

We would recommend the curly leaf parsley herb as it is a live plant that comes ready to go. You simply need to put it where it will get some sun or other light. It will grow nicely and quickly giving you fresh and great tasting parsley all year round.

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