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    Question Inside Veggies

    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?

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    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

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    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.

    This is where I got my Red Robin Tomato Seeds for container gardening: http://www.containerseeds.com/

    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.

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    I grow scallions and chives indoors. I also have successfully grown lettuce inside.
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    I've grown lettuce too, but I had some aphid problems. I don't like to spray, so it was rather annoying.

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    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
    Spinach: Space

    Hopefully, I will have enough light to do some indoor gardening. I miss my fresh garden veggies in the winter!

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