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.
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.
- 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
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:
- snow peas