If you live in an apartment where outdoor space is limited — or non-existent — you may think growing your own food isn’t possible. But with these 14 plants, you can grow some fresh food without any garden space at all. Time to carve out your own piece of the country — right in your own living room. You might actually feel like a farmer!
Herbs are an easy one. In fact, you might have already grown some basil, thyme, or chive indoors. All you need is a sunny window spot and a little bit of effort. You can also try mint, ginger, rosemary, and cilantro.
Yes, you can! All you really need is an avocado to get started. The method is easy, requiring nothing but some toothpicks, a glass of water, and a little sunshine to get started.
3. Garlic Greens
Garlic greens are a lot like spring onions. They can give you great results in places you might not be able to grow the bulbs, like indoors. All you need is a garlic bulb and a small pot of soil.
Small or dwarf-sized lemon trees (like Meyer) can work for you as long as you have good sunlight. And the smell? Who can beat that?
Everyone loves garden-fresh tomatoes, and sadly you just can’t get the same flavor from the store. Good thing you can grow them in pots, even indoors!
As long as your apartment has a sunny spot that stays around 75+ degrees, you can grow peppers. Cherry and banana peppers are known to do well indoors.
Radishes are easy to grow indoors, and you can eat them in just a few weeks.
8. “Lettuce” Make a Salad
Want fresh greens any time of year? Grow them yourself inside, in a southern-facing window.
The hearty texture of mushrooms make them a great choice for growing filling foods indoors. Many varieties are suitable for this. You can even grow them in a laundry basket! Who knew?
10. Bell Peppers
We talked about smaller peppers, but you can also grow large, sweet bell peppers in your place. If your home can accommodate a large pot (up to 2 gallons), peppers might be perfect for you.
If you can grow a lemon tree, you can probably do oranges, too! Mandarin orange trees need a lot of sun, just like lemons.
If you can manage an 8-inch pot or window box, you can grow carrots that would make even Bugs Bunny proud.
13. Green Beans
Got a little spot that gets around 8 hours of sunlight per day? You can grow green beans. Just make sure they have a simple structure to support them.
Scallions or green onions do great in your indoor pots. All you need is a sunny windowsill and a cup of water.