Edibles for Growing Indoors

Growing vegetables and herbs indoor during the winter is a good way to supplement your diet.  The herbs and veggies in the sections below don’t require as many hours of sunlight as others.


Place in a small pot in the sunniest part of your kitchen—the herbs will need approximately four hours of sun each day. These herbs are commonly grown indoors.

  • Chives
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
    • Parsley
    • Basil
    • Thyme
    • Mint


Place the root ends in a small jar with a few inches of water, put them in a sunny spot, and watch them grow! Change the water once each week.

  • Scallions
  • Garlic scapes


Chop off carrot tops and place in a dish filled with a 1/2″ of water; set on a sunny windowsill and watch the greens grow. To regrow celery and lettuce, place the base in a shallow dish of water in the sun, wait 3-5 days, and you’ll see regrowth! For best results, transplant in soil after the first sprouts appear.

  • Carrot tops
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Celery


Growing your own sprouts is a bit more labor intensive than herbs or salad greens, but totally worth the effort. These baby versions typically have up to 40% more nutrients than their larger varieties.  Here are some to try out:

  • alfalfa
  • beet
  • broccoli
  • chickpea
  • lentil
  • mung
  • onion
  • rocket
  • snow peas