If you appreciate growing fruits and vegetables, there’s no need to let a small yard or lack of space hold you back. There are several edible plants that you can grow right inside your Chesterfield County rental home or apartment! Edible plants provide you with both natural beauty and delicious vegetables or herbs to use in your cooking. They are also fairly easy to grow indoors if you’ve got a bit of time and a sunny spot near a window, patio, or balcony. To get your edible indoor garden started, let’s take a closer look at a few plants that make good in a pot or planter.
One excellent option for your indoor edible garden is a strawberry plant. While many strawberry plants that grow outdoors frequently need lots of space, several varieties are more compact and perfect for container gardening. Strawberry plants look great in hanging pots or freestanding containers and offer both pretty flowers as well as sweet fruit.
There are several varieties of both hot and sweet peppers that are easy to grow indoors. For example, jalapenos and other popular hot peppers can grow nicely alongside other edible indoor plants. Or, if you prefer sweet peppers, look for varieties that are designed to grow in containers.
Tomatoes are another great option for your indoor garden. Just be sure to buy determinate tomato plant varieties, that tend to be smaller plants while still producing some of the best-tasting tomatoes you’ll ever eat. Whether you opt for cherry tomatoes or a variety big enough to slice, it’s hard to go wrong growing tomatoes in your rental home.
Easy to grow, lettuce tends to flourish in cooler weather, making it another good option for an indoor garden. And lettuce tends to grow quickly from seed, meaning you’ll be experiencing a garden-fresh salad or garnish in a very short time.
If you don’t have much space or wish to start your indoor garden with the basics, growing herbs is a smart choice for travelers. Many herbs need just a windowsill to thrive, and fresh herbs taste amazing in any dish. To get started, consider choosing basil, mint, or thyme in small pots or a container. Each one of these herbs is easy to grow and doesn’t take up much space.
Eventually, your indoor garden can be as simple or as bold as you’d like – and as space will allow. But with so many wonderful options, you’ll be sure to fulfill your green thumb with an indoor garden.
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