Plants had always been our friends. We get lots of things from plant whether we talk about fruits and vegetables or medicines. Many plants can also be cultivated indoors at home. You can easily grow vegetables at home. So here is the list of 10 vegetables you can grow indoors.
It is a tender crop and favor sunny environment to grow. There are different varieties of tomatoes that you can cultivate indoors like Sweet Million Tomatoes, Tumbler Tomatoes etc. It may take 3-4 months to grow them.
Scallions are very similar to garlic. You can purchase a bunch of scallions from outside and tie it with a rubber band. Then place it in a glass of water. Change the water in glass daily. It will take around 7-10 days for new shoots to appear and roots will be doubled in size. Do not let the soil to try, before you water the plant and remember to keep it n sun. Now when it is grown fully, snip the green top and leave about 2 inches of plant above soil. Some of the uses of scallions are:
- It prevents cancer
- It protects the body from free radicals.
Carrots are the root crop that needs greater depth to grow in soil. You can sow the seeds in late winters till mid autumn. The crop will be produced in 25 days. You can even cultivate carrots in big pots and pitchers.
Buy some seeds and sow it in soil by taking gap of 4 inches between the seeds. When plant starts growing in few days, just pull out the largest shoots. Water the plant regularly to get more salad green. Some of the uses of this plant are:
- It is a rich source of iron and folate
- It is also rich in Vitamin A, C and K.
The potatoes also grow under the soil. Just plant the tuber below soil and fertilize the soil from top surface. Water the plant daily. Once the plant has grown few inches above the soil, harvest the potatoes below the soil. It is a rich source of fat and carbohydrate.
If you wish to grow this plant in indoors then purchase a dwarf tree of this plant. Plant it in the soil rich of fertilizers and minerals. The sunlight must fall on this dwarf tree. The tree will grow to 6 feet height. When the fruit turns orange, pluck them out and eat them. Some of the major benefits of this vegetable are:
- It act as antioxidant
- It is a rich source of magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, and calcium.
It is one of the most ideal crops to grow indoors at any time in the year. You will need special compost to grow Mushroom. You must water it before leaving it to dark, draft free places. The ideal temperature for their growth is around 10ºC to 15ºC.
It is a citrus vegetable plant. The plant must receive 8-12 hour of sunlight. The most preferable temperature to grow lemons is 15ºC to 25ºC. Water the plant regularly. It will take 6 to 9 months to grow lemon. Once they turn nice in color, pluck them off. Some of the benefits of lemon are:
- It is rich in Vitamin C
- It reduces the ridk of heart diseases
- It can even fight from some cancers
- It reduces the inflammation
They are sown in pots in late winter. Dwarf runner beans and dwarf broad beans grow good at indoors. They require sunlight to grow and will take about 40 days to grow. Once they turn juicy, they are ready to be harvested.
Just purchase a dwarf Avocados plant. Water the plant regularly and make sure that the soil never turns soggy. The tree will grow to 10 feet in height. When the fruit turns slightly yellow, pluck it off. The ripe fruits may lose their flavor if not eaten early. Some benefits of avocados are:
- It is rich in Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin A
- It is also rich in fats and carotenoids
- It reduces the risk of heart diseases, cancers, and eye degeneration.