I was reading a thread that talked about growing lettuce, onions and radishes year round and since I have skylights, but no area out side for a garden I planted them a few days ago. They are up and looking good so far. In the process of getting them in the soil, I found a couple more containers I can use in the house.
What other veggies, not really looking for herbs, can be grown indoors in a container? Someone suggested Thumbilina carrots already, so I'm going to try and give them a go. Any other ideas or things you've grown successfully indoors?
01-17-2009, 09:23 PM
peppers make nice potted plants, most any type of greens veg will grow ,,, heck depending on how much light comes through the light could even do tomato... i have heard sweet potatoes do well in pots too but would have to be a fairly large one
01-18-2009, 12:46 AM
Artichokes ~ they take forever & my season isn't long enough for them.
01-20-2009, 11:29 AM
I've grown pots of leaf lettuce and spinach in a nice sunny south window in the winter. If you like them, turnip tops (no turnip under the soil, just the green tops) will also grow in a small container. The crops grown indoors grow a little slower than when outside. I stick to cool-weather crops because I keep my home really cold. I've also grown a pot of tomatoes. Don't discount a few pots of herbs as well - an excellent source for fresh food that is full of nutrients. I now use a couple AeroGardens.
Beyond that, I consider sprouts our #1 indoor garden-in-a-jar. When you consider you'll NEVER get "fresh" food from a grocery store, sprouts (from beans/seeds/grains) are one of the best ways to grow food indoors and supplement the diet with REAL food.
01-20-2009, 12:36 PM
I grow scallions and chives indoors. I also have successfully grown lettuce inside.
01-20-2009, 01:10 PM
I've grown lettuce too, but I had some aphid problems. I don't like to spray, so it was rather annoying.
01-30-2009, 08:41 AM
I am getting ready to plant some indoor winter veggies. I've never tried it before, so I am looking forward to it. I think for now, I am going to start with spinach and lettuce and go from there.
A friend just loaned me a really cute gardening book, and here are their suggestions for an indoor, year round garden:
Beets: Little Ball
Carrots: Little finger, Thumbelina
Lettuce: Little gem, Tom Thumb
Radishes: Easter Egg (red, purple & white)
Scallions: Evergreen long white bunching
Hopefully, I will have enough light to do some indoor gardening. I miss my fresh garden veggies in the winter!