You know exactly where the food comes from when you grow them all by yourself. You know the process it underwent, and you don’t need to worry about misleading food labels.
You can grow vegetables on your own even if you don’t have garden space outdoors. Read on for the best and easiest vegetables to grow indoors.
Carrots are a good source of thiamin, niacin, manganese, folate, potassium, vitamins A, B6, C, and K, as well as carotenoids that support eye health.
Most root crops need depth when growing, but carrots grow well in boxes, pans, and troughs. Buy some carrot seeds and a pot that’s at least one foot and a half deep and wide. Fill the pot with humus-rich potting mix, and water the soil. Plant the seeds one each apart and press them gently. Place the container near the window, but a better way is to put it under a grow light. Growblu has a guide to planting with grow lights, so if you are not familiar with the method, you might want to check it out.
Salad greens, such as lettuce, arugulas, micro greens, and Swiss chards, are full of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as folate and iron. These make a fine addition to a salad, pasta dish, or a sandwich.
Buy starter seeds from a local nursery and get a plant box. Use your finger to poke holes into the soil. Water the soil. If plants start to appear, pull out all the shoots except the largest and healthiest ones.
Scallions (also known as spring or green onions) have been, along with garlic, associated with cancer prevention. It protects the body from free radicals that cause cellular damage.
The best part of growing scallions is that you don’t need to buy any seed at all. Just buy a bunch of scallions and wrap them together in a rubber band. Place the bunch in a glass filled with an inch of water. Change the water daily, and when new shoots appear and the roots grow twice longer, plant them in a shallow pot.
You don’t need to live in a farm or become a skilled farmer to grow some nice home-grown vegetables. As long as you have a sunny window or enough grow lights, some extra time, and a green thumb, growing your own produce is easy as A-B-C.