How To Grow Vegetables Indoors

Indoor Vegetable Garden

Enjoy Fresh Veggies Year Round

Fresh vegetables are so much better tasting, so don't deprive yourself due to lack of outdoor space or cold weather! Learn how to plant vegetables indoors if you want the taste and benefits from eating fresh vegetables, but don't have the outdoor garden space to grow them. Let me show you how easy planting vegetables indoors can be for any gardener that wants to enjoy fresh veggies year round. You can grow tomatoes, lettuce, or radishes right from your own indoor space! These can make an especially interesting houseplant, too. Realize, though, that these plants will need more sun, more water, and more fertilizer than most houseplants. Learn how easy it is to plant a healthy indoor vegetable garden or an indoor herb garden. Also find out about the newest technology in year round gardening and where to shop online for all your gardening needs today!

Indoor Vegetable Gardening - How To Get Started

Indoor Vegetable Plants

To begin your indoor vegetable garden, gather up any planters or containers that you can punch holes into. Also you'll need a tray to put underneath your planter or container to catch any water. Punch about 4 holes in the bottom of the container for drainage purposes (if your using a plastic milk container or something along those lines. After you have your containers, you'll need a few gardening essentials. Buy a big bag of potting soil, pete disks or pellets, small garden shovel, watering can, gardening gloves, and of course the vegetable seeds.

Decide what vegetables that you want to grow. Three really good indoor vegetable plants are cherry tomatoes, lettuce, and radishes.

Growing Tomatoes Indoors - What You Should Know

How to Plant Tomatoes Indoors

The basics for growing tomatoes are sunlight and warm temperatures. If you have a window that receives at least four to six hours of sunlight, you're in business. This means a south or west exposure. The south side may actually make a better exposure during the winter months than in summer. The sun is lower in the sky then, and the rays can slant in through the windows. You may even find that tomatoes do better indoors in the winter than they do in the summer if your house is air-conditioned. (Tomato plants don't like chills of any kind.)

Plan on starting your tomato plants from seed. The following tomatoes are good for planting indoors: Tiny Tim Tomatoes, Sweet Baby Girl Cherry Tomatoes, and Sugar Daddy Cherry Tomatoes. Sow the seeds in individual compressed peat disks. When soaked in water, these disks expand to small, 1-inch pots complete with soil mix and plant nutrients; all you do is add the seed and water and care for them until the seedlings emerge. Plant three or four seeds to a pot, and snip off all but one of the seedlings after they're up and growing. When each seedling has acquired three or four sets of leaves, plant it, peat pot and all, into a larger pot - 8 to 10 inch for the miniature or cherry tomato, a 1-gallon container for larger tomatoes.

Fertilize the plants at transplanting time, again in three weeks, and about once a week while they are producing fruit.

If you want homegrown cherry tomatoes for the December holidays, start your seeds no later than the middle of October. Protect the plants from drafts. If necessary, rig up a small screen between the plant and the window to protect from drafts during the night.

Tomatoes raised indoor may need a substitute for the bees and breeze to accomplish pollination; otherwise, the plants may bloom but not set fruit. Each day while the plants are in blossom, give them a gentle shake to distribute the pollen. Remember, too, that new blossoms will be opening each day over quite a long period of time.

Indoor Plant Garden

Year Round Indoor Gardening

Grow Vegetables in the Winter!

It's extremely popular for people that like to cook with fresh herbs or vegetables, gardeners that want to grow in the winter season and anyone that likes fresh flowers, herbs or vegetables year round. The AeroGarden is a no-dirt, no-mess Plug & Gro system that makes gardening fun, easy, and foolproof. It even controls the built-in grow bulbs and tells you when to add water and nutrients.

The AeroGarden takes all the guesswork out of growing flowers, herbs and vegetables indoors!

How to Grow a Vegetable Garden

Indoor Greenhouse

Why buy shipped fruits, veggies, flowers and herbs from afar when you can grow them right at home? Of course, getting a jump start on the growing season, as well as extending it into the fall, is always a plus. Ideal for pollinating plants, protecting starts, and displaying flora in full sun, these indoor greenhouses fit in in any room, at the corner of the garden, on the deck, patio or balcony with ease.

Vegetable Seeds

Vegetable Seeds
Vegetable Seeds

Seeds for Growing

Of course you need seeds for growing any garden. I like growing lettuce the best out of all the vegetables. It tastes so much better.

Indoor Herb Gardening

Growing Herbs Indoors

Of course, we all know the biggest advantage of starting an indoor herb garden is that it is a cost-effective and convenient alternative to buying herbs at much higher prices in a supermarket. Having an indoor herb garden is a wonderful idea! Growing herbs indoors not only allows to to snip parsley, basil, oregano, rosemary, or mint and add them to recipes when cooking, but did you know that growing herbs indoors offer another delightful benefit? Growing herbs indoors also can allow you to add a wonderful fresh fragrance to your home! If your considering growing an indoor herb garden, follow these tips to get the best results.

Indoor Herb Gardens and Light

Basically, indoor herb gardens require at least 4-5 hours of light, water, air humidity, and freedom from droughts and extreme temperature. Kitchens are probably the best place to grow an indoor herb garden! Remember to place your herb garden containers by the sunniest window in home for the best lighting. Most herbs grow better and look more attractive when placed in groups. If sufficient light is a problem consider a grow light, or for a great indoor garden that is lighted, grow fresh herbs indoors with an areogarden.

Ideal Temperatures for Indoor Herb Garden

Indoor herb gardens prefer an ideal temperature of about 60-70 degrees. Herbs will tolerate the temperature range of 45-75 degrees, but they will not thrive for long.

Watering An Indoor Herb Garden

Water an herb garden making sure you don't over water it. The soil should always be moist, but not drenched. Your indoor herb garden can have any number of herbs depending on the amount of space your planting them in. If the area that your planting your herbs in is small, you might want to keep the amount of herbs you plant to a minimum of four to five herbs.

Growing Herbs for Natural Fragrance:

Add that special fragrance to different rooms in your home. Below are a few ideas on how to use herbs to add a fresh and natural smell to a room.

*Grow a clipped bay or sweet myrtle in a sunny entrance hall.

*Peppermint smells wonderful in the moist air of a bathroom.

*Healing aloe vera next to the medicine chest.

*Grow scented geraniums, sage or lemon verbena to scent a livingroom.

*Soothing lavender smells wonderful in the bedroom.

*Hanging herb baskets that are planted with sage and trailing catmint in a stairwell.

*Culinary herbs can be planted in wall planters on a sunny kitchen wall.

Growing Lettuce Indoors

Planting Lettuce

Lettuce is a good nibble crop and an attractive houseplant, so whether you grown enough to make a full-scale salad every week is really irrelevant.

Choose a container wide enough to allow for two or three rows, and you can wind up with a real lettuce-bed look. Sprinkle the seeds on the surface of the dampened soil. Cover very lightly with more dampened soil mix. Lettuce likes lots of water, too, more than most houseplants. Prop your lettuce beds up close to the lights while the plants are still seedlings, but lower them as the plants grow so that the tops are 10 inches or so away from the lights. Fluorescent lights do not give off much heat, but even so, lettuce likes it on the cool side, and leaves will tend to be limp is they are kept too close to the light.

You can thin out a few seedlings for eating within three weeks and then begin to take outer leaves by the following week or so. New leaves will put out for a couple of months, at which point they begin to toughen. If you are following a reseeding program, new plants will be coming along to take their place. The best lettuce varieties for indoor planting are Oak Leaf, Tom Thumb, and Buttercrunch.

How to Plant Radishes

Growing Radishes Indoors

While these are good sunny windowsill crops, they can also make it snuggled under the fluorescent lights with the lettuce. Sow radish seeds in the container in which they will grow. After the seedlings come up, thin them out to at least 1 inch apart, so that each radish will have room to grow.

Radishes grow quickly. They also use up more water than ordinary houseplants because they are forming the crisp, tender roots that you will be eating in three to four weeks. Plant a new seed for each radish you harvest, and you can keep a sort of radish reforestation program going indefinitely.

Radish tops make attractive greenery, producing something between a rosette and a fountain effect. Grow the variety called Cherry Belli. It's a smooth, round, bright red radish, crisp and tender, with short tops that make it a good choice for a houseplant. The radishes take twenty-four days from seed to table.

Tools for Gardening

Gardening Tool Set

The Rumford Gardener Mini Indoor Garden Set with Molded Case HPC3010
The Rumford Gardener Mini Indoor Garden Set with Molded Case HPC3010

Bring all your gardening necessities with you with this Garden Tote Tool Set! Includes the tools you need to care for houseplants and container gardens. Attractively packaged, this is a great tool set for any gardeners who wish to keep their tools neat and organized!

 

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Do You Have an Indoor Vegetable Garden? 162 comments

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BFunivcom 8 years ago from Wherever Human Rights Reign

Healthy, inexpensive, tasty -- and with possible food shortages coming; perhaps a necessity. Thank you.


anonymous 8 years ago

I thought there is such a thing as male and female tomato plants.. am I crazy??? I never thought you could plant tomatoes inside for the entire time of their growth and productive time. It was good to hear that you can just shake the plant to spred the pollen and never need any bees.

Thanks a lot for the encouragement to a frustrated farmer who doesn't have a garden spot outside...


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Imogen Crest 8 years ago

What a great idea, especially for city folk. 5 stars!


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clouda9 lm 8 years ago

You must have known that I needed this information! Excellent and thanks for sharing!


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CherylK 8 years ago from Minnesota

We're avid gardeners but I've never grown anything indoors except some herbs - now I can see all the wonderful possibilities and I'm eager to give them a try. This is a wonderful lens!


minky 8 years ago

Excellent lens and well put together. Very interesting. 5 Stars for you.

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kathypi lm 8 years ago

oh, thank you, i am so sad to see summer end, i'm

excited now, i'm going to have vegetables growing as soon as i get my supplies, you have saved me from a long long boring winter, i have a care home for seniors, this will give my ladies something to do to, thanks again for your great lense, kathy


The_Colorful_Squid 8 years ago

What a great idea. A good way of being sure your food isn't being poisoned by chemtrails or tainted on store shelves by workers who don't follow proper hygiene.


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pmalynn 8 years ago

Interesting idea. I'll have to experiment and see if it works here in the Northeast. What a great way to fight the winter blahs.


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mdvaldosta lm 8 years ago

Yes I agree, excellent lens. I'm gonna try growing the Sweet Baby Girl tomatoes this weekend.


JohnJencik 8 years ago

The info was very good and 5 stars are not enough for you


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nlwest21 8 years ago

these are great tips! thanks!


BethErickson 8 years ago

Sounds interesting! Brilliant Idea. I gave you 5* for this hub!


anonymous 8 years ago

I love this web sight. I am researching vegetables for my FFA SAE project and this web sight truly helped. I know know that for the time i have radishes will be the best. I also know how I can start this project with out major problems. Thanks!


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delia-delia 8 years ago

something I'm going to try...great lens...5*


anonymous 8 years ago

Very nice lens, thanks for the different info on tomatoes plantation.

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tandemonimom lm 7 years ago

What a beautifully constructed lens, and with so much helpful information! Welcome to the Squidoo Best Tips for Homemakers group!


shoofirefly 7 years ago

I really do like this site. I am definitely doing a vegetable garden soon. Your page makes me think it will be sooner than I thought. thanks!


lokipro 7 years ago

I've been kind of afraid to grow anything indoors... but I'm going to now! Thanks for the information, and giving me the confidence that I CAN grow indoors. :) Great lens!


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dahlia369 7 years ago

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anonymous 7 years ago

Valuable advice who don't have the means or time to plant an outdoor garden.

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Fun_Ann 7 years ago

Great Info! I think I might try the herb garden.

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mommyplus3kids 7 years ago

I love plants. I live in the south coast part of a tropical island and grew up in my mothers in and grandmothers gardens. I have a lot plants in my house. They really help purify the air inside. Congrats on this lens. Would love your opinion on my lens www.squidoo.com/howtohydroponicsgardening


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RuthCoffee 7 years ago

Great topic, this is something I would really like to do.


BackyardGreenhouses 6 years ago

I am a fellow gardener myself. Your lens has some great information.


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Demaw 6 years ago

I have great southern exposures and that is where I grow most of my windowsill edible plants.

great lens.


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WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

This is a great idea. I had a large garden outside at one time but it was too much work. With seniors doing welding and woodworking outside, I don't like to plant veggies in the flowerbeds anymore. An indoor veggie garden would work! Lensrolling to green veggies!


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ajgodinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Awesome lens - well crafted, written and presented. I don't have an indoor garden, but you've given me some food for thought and a great resource to come back to...thanks! :)


ZuliaPesek 6 years ago

I'm a hydroponics enthusiast and i like it. This is what people especially in urban area must do to green town. creative!! Idea of hydroponics


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Health-Gal 6 years ago

what a cool lens and what great idea!


tssfacts 6 years ago

The closest I have come to planting inside was planting on the screen porch. This is a wonderful lens. Got some great ideas.


ohcaroline 6 years ago

This lens is packed full of wonderful gardening instructions. I like it. Blessed by an Angel and will appear on my "angel on assignment" lens.


anonymous 6 years ago

Fabulous info. Years ago in a smaller house I had a lovely tiny indoor garden. It's amazing how many vegies and herbs will thrive given the right conditions.


WinWriter 6 years ago

Very informative lens. I don't have a green thumb, but maybe I could give it another try.


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ICanCook 6 years ago

When I lived in an apartment I always grew plants on the window. It was very sunny. Now my house is not as bright but I certainly garden outside in in the summer. I do miss having fresh thyme all year long.


SofiaMann 6 years ago

Fantastic iideas. Thanks.


anonymous 6 years ago

Super indoor gardening tips!


boutiqueshops 6 years ago

great tips for a winter garden indoors!


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Board-Game-Brooke 6 years ago from US/TN

Wow -- really nice lens! Blessed.


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pumpnut lm 6 years ago

Got me some herbs in the window! Nice tips here Thank you.


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WebIsFun 6 years ago

Wow - what great ideas!


poutine 6 years ago

No, I don't have one YET but I have been thinking of growing cherry tomatoes indoor.

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KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

Beautiful ideas. We're in California, so it's easy to grow herbs outside. I still love to have at least one pot in the kitchen window. I love the stackable pots you've shown. That would be perfect in the garden window.


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KDimmick 6 years ago

I've grown tomatoes and herbs in an Aerogarden and they work really well. Blessed by an angel :)


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Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

No, I don't but I think it would be super cool to have one. I have always wanted to try one but never got around to it. Thank you for the wonderful information.


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LizMac60 6 years ago from United Kingdom

Great. I'm emailing the link to my daughter.


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Philippians468 6 years ago

a little green indoors add to the positive atmosphere! cheers


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jackieb99 6 years ago

Some excellent ideas, thank you.


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sorana lm 6 years ago

Great ideas. I do grow some vegetables but they are in the garden not indoors. It made me think: hm I wouldn't mind to have some inside. Thanks.


tssfacts 6 years ago

Popping back in to give a blessing. Great job. Featured on Home and Garden SquidAngel.


fishingadv 6 years ago

nice ideas of indoor planting vegetables,

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Kitty Levee 6 years ago

Don't have one. What a great idea!


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kimbesa2 6 years ago from USA

Great ideas, and tasty vegetables! Thanks and **angel blessed**!


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sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

i love indoor gardening. i found some useful info here. thanks.


davidkiser 6 years ago

This is probably the most informative and helpful page I've found on

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VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

Blessed by a SquidAngel :)


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kittycollar 5 years ago

Great info, thanks for posting this and giving me some new ideas :)


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GonnaFly 5 years ago from Australia

Your lens has been blessed and added to my Growing Vegetables and Herbs lens.


anonymous 5 years ago

Wonderfully informative lens! I've never tried an indoor vegetable garden, and somehow it never occurred to me that having one indoors means you don't have to wait for summer to have fresh vegetables. This is something I want to try!


miaponzo 5 years ago

I used to, but haven't for a while... :) I'm too busy to take care of it!!!!!!


anonymous 5 years ago

This was very useful information. Indoor vegetable garden is a need of the day if we want fresh and pesticide free vegetables for our children. As a mother the quality of milk, cereals and vegetables in the market has always been a concern for me. I'll try to make such indoor vegetable garden at my home. Thanks for sharing this.


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RetroMom 5 years ago

At the price of vegetables these days I really think I might start planting a lot more inside.


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patriciapeppy 5 years ago

very lovely lense you've given me something to think about


anonymous 5 years ago

I love this Lens, excellent work, very interesting, thank you so much!

Sadly my husband has most available space taken at home with his cactus collection!


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kathysart 5 years ago

Love plants in the house so this is great.. lot of info.


careermom 5 years ago

I don't have one. I would love to start one with herbs and work my way up to vegetables. Great information


fargasch 5 years ago

Indoor vegetable garden... that's interesting, thank you for sharing! I don't have one -- was not aware -- but might consider in the future, after I settle on a new place. Love the idea!


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bames24 lm 5 years ago

great information and thanks for sharing... :)


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firstcookbooklady 5 years ago from Minnesota

totally inspired


hydroponickit 5 years ago

Yes, I do! What a glorious lens this is. I shall visit often.


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Anthony Altorenna 5 years ago from Connecticut

Excellent tips for growing herbs and veggies indoors.


prabhurams 5 years ago

nice tips to bring more green into this world. Will gladly do my part of bring more green energy to this planet.


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maplesyrup59 5 years ago

This is a great reference and a great idea! I have included a link to your page from my facebook fan page


Harrispam 5 years ago

Great indoor gardening ideas for my short Ontario summers, thanks for sharing.


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orange3 lm 5 years ago

Great lens! I do have an indoor vegetable garden. Thanks for the useful tips and showing great growing options.


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wolfie10 5 years ago

this is an awesome lens. i'll try some of it thanks for sharing


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dogface lm 5 years ago

Inspirational and informative!


homerepellent 5 years ago

Having the convenience of fresh herbs in the comfort of your house cannot be priced. Not to mention the financial savings you will enjoy as you need not travel to the supermarket or purchase the expensive ones off the shelves. This is an addition to the household that everyone should consider.

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GrowBroccoli 5 years ago

Nice, that aerogarden looks like an interesting product, it will defiantly help here in England!


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Laura Schofield 5 years ago from Chicago, IL USA

I grow herbs indoors but haven't yet tried any other vegetables. I might start off with some smaller tomatoes and will use this lens as a guide. Thanks so much for the great tips!


AccountingMan 5 years ago

Wow! That lens had a ton of information in it about indoor gardening. Thanks for the resource. I would be interested in hearing your opinion on LED grow lights. I'm a big fan obviously. You can check out my lens on them here: http://www.squidoo.com/led-grow-lights-for-dummies...


jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

Thanks for the growing tips. I want to grow some cherry tomatoes indoors. Do you know how often I'll need to water the soil and whether I should keep in view of direct sunlight?


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waldenthreenet 5 years ago

beautiful lense, better than mine on related topic of container gardening. Thanks.


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tvyps 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Interesting..now if I could only figure out how to grow chickens indoors, I wouldn't have to go to the grocery store. I'm afraid this would probably never work for me, my dog loves veggies & I would keep wondering where they all went! Squid Angel blessed!


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wolfie10 5 years ago

thank you for all the info. i just tried to grow radishes outdoor and they got eaten. never thought of growing them inside. i will try that and see how i go.


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ClassyGals 5 years ago from Pittsburgh Author

@jimmyworldstar: Jimmy, like I mentioned above lots of direct sunlight and plenty of water.


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ishopper lm 5 years ago

I would love to grow an herb garden and a tomato indoor garden. Once I am in my own home again, I will definitely try my hand at this. My 14 year old loves to make tomato and mayo sandwiches. :)


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sudokunut 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Very comprehensive lens. My problem is lack of decent light in my house, none of the windows provide a decent amount of sunlight. I've toyed with the idea of using indoor grow lights but figured the electricity costs might far outweigh the benefits.


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mihgasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

I used to grow tomatoes and paprika on the balcony and the main problem was lack of sunlight. I hope one day that would be solved... Thanks for the tips!


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LouisaDembul 5 years ago

My husband did complain when I grew potatoes on the desk in the den...I love that plant stand, would really like to have one.


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ottoblotto 5 years ago

Very informative!


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APackageAtTheDoor 5 years ago

My wife has an AeroGarden at work and she loves it!


cr00059n 5 years ago

What a wonderful way to grow tomatoes. Thanks


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im1337mi 5 years ago

Some great tips, now I just need to remember to keep watering them so they don't die!


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jballs6 5 years ago

Interesting concept as I really miss growing my veggies and pottering about in the garden during the winter months. Great lens x


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TrevorLedford 5 years ago

I don't have one, but I'd love to start one, especially herbs. reat info.


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AskLou1 5 years ago

We do have an indoor vegetable garden. It really looks more like a jungle. I got some great ideas from this lens!


miaponzo 5 years ago

I really really want to do this! I will be moving soon and this is one of my goals!!! Blessed!


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Helene-Malmsio 5 years ago

Gorgeous lens! I love, love, love my two Aerogardens! They produced tomatoes for 18 months before I decided to retire the plants out in the garden this summer, and the plants are still producing fruit for me. Time to set them up with new seed pots now so that I'm able to harvest new fruit this winter again!


seguneko 4 years ago

Hmm, I have to start thinking about this. I Will share the idea with my wife, she would love it. Thanks for the info.


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favored 4 years ago from USA

I've done indoor gardening, but didn't realize you could do tomatoes or lettuce. I would like to give it a try, but don't have the space I used to have.


seguneko 4 years ago

We don't have an indoor vegetable garden but with this world food shortage I will consider having one.


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Herman IV 4 years ago

Love this lens! I don't currently have an indoor vegetable garden. I am working on a greenhouse so I guess that will count. These are some good tips. Thank you.


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julieannbrady 4 years ago

I have contemplated growing herbs inside ... and need to just give it a college try this year.


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ecogranny 4 years ago from San Francisco

I've been experimenting with growing a few herbs on my north-facing kitchen window sills for a few weeks, but they do not get enough light to thrive. I will snip them for recipes as long as they will grow. My plan now is to attempt to root cuttings as the plants become too leggy, then plant and harvest them until they stop growing.


HuritTaki 4 years ago

I love indoor gardens! We always have issues with them in winter, though, since our house is north/south facing. We get no light! And our cats like to eat them. All that's survived is our lone aloe cactus. Can't wait to live in a east/west facing house.


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Diana Wenzel 4 years ago from Colorado

Excellent tips. Thanks! I am in a gardening frame of mind. Ready to start growing exactly the types of foods you have featured here. Appreciate the ideas and the resources.


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wilfredpadilla 4 years ago

I like this lens.


anonymous 4 years ago

I had never thought of growing vegetables indoors and it is certainly a great option for those who don't have any garden space. Now everyone can have a green thumb. The only challenge for me would be that I don't get much sunlight on my side of the building but my house plants are certainly happy.


anonymous 4 years ago

thanks for sharing :)


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CoeGurl 4 years ago from USA

Thanks for the great information about growing vegetables indoors.


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shahedashaikh 4 years ago

Will surely try it.Check out my lenses.


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imlifestyle 4 years ago

Not yet, but may have to invest some time to making one. Thanks for the lens.


anonymous 4 years ago

Brilliant Lens


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Ram Ramakrishnan 4 years ago

One doesn't generally think of having an indoor vegetable garden. You have explained how this too can be done. Very well presented lens.


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Joy Neasley 4 years ago from Nashville, TN

I love the indoor herb garden above!


anonymous 4 years ago

I love this Lens. I give it 10/10


Noellel 4 years ago

This is an amazing site and will require many more visits. Thank you...


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Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

You don't usually think of indoor vegetable garden, but you have done a great job with this lens. Thanks for sharing. Blessed


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intermarks 4 years ago

Very nice, I never think to plant vegetable indoor, I always worried that if the plant get not enough sun light, it will not grow as good as plant it outdoor.


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BubblesRFun 4 years ago

Love this lens...I was just thinking about growing tomatoes in the house, now that you've listed a few different varieties I just might have to give it a try....


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stylishimo1 4 years ago

Yes, I am doing this right now (or trying to) I have a lot of veg growing in my house but keep knocking the baby plants over and down the back of units :0

I will my indoor vegetable garden in stacking planters and hanging baskets, when the plants are bigger.


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sagebrushmama 4 years ago

Great lens...I hope to do a bit of indoor gardening at some point, but right now I'm getting ready for my outdoor garden season!


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rob-hemphill 4 years ago from Ireland

Great lens! I've grown tomatoes indoors before, they were so delicious and sweet. I soon had to put up a greenhouse in the garden to grow more. You have so much useful info here.


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SuperBrainwave LM 4 years ago from Florida, USA

Great advice and attractive photos!


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earthybirthymum 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great Lense, I have veggies all year round, this winter mostly herbs but I sill keep some eggplant and tomatoes indoors this winter. Many Blessings


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indigomoth 4 years ago from New Zealand

The only problem with growing cherry tomatoes inside is that I eat them all straight off the plant and never save enough to make a salad or something.

Great lens, thanks!


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lesliesinclair 4 years ago

I bought the seeds and a perfect windowsill planter, but seasons changed and they are unused, but i enjoyed learning more here.


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Millionairemomma 4 years ago

This is so great because I don't have a yard and don't plan to but I really wanted to grow my own vegetables. I bookmarked it so I can do that. Wonderful lens.


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samsipet 4 years ago

You have so many great planting ideas here! Thanks for the info!


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NightMagic 4 years ago

this is the perfect lens for me. I live in an apartment but didn't realize how much can be grown inside. I'm trying the tomatoes first.


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Liveliferead LM 4 years ago

I am starting one!!! :) Will keep your lens nearby for some tips!!! Thanks!


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xriotdotbiz lm 4 years ago

First year growing produce outside, want to see what I can do inside now. Thank you for the lens/information.


FreedomGrrl 4 years ago

Informative lens. Unfortunately, I don't think any of my home's windows will let in enough sunlight for an indoor garden. Sigh.


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TwistedWiseman 4 years ago

We have small paprika's and tomatoes, also some house plants and such.


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Joy Neasley 4 years ago from Nashville, TN

Now where in China can I find some vegetable seeds? I love indoor plants and I love growing vegetables. I will have to give this a try.


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Allison Whitehead 4 years ago

I've grown sweet peppers indoors this year; they took better than last year's garden grown efforts.


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remanon 4 years ago

a great lens. have a conservatory at our new house and it makes good sense to give indoor growing a try.


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Rankography 4 years ago

Great lens, very informative. Blessed


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GardenIdeasHub LM 4 years ago

This is fascinating -Indoor Vegetable Garden-thanks for the tips!


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GregoryMoore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

I don't but think this would be a really fun project.


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DeeHayes 4 years ago

I tried growing lettuce indoors last year, they started out good but then went downhill. I think I'll try again.


patrick-stephens 4 years ago

Great Information. Living in a townhouse has left me with no room for a vegetable garden until now. I'm looking forward to starting my own indoor garden, and enjoying fresh produce year round.


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anne mohanraj 4 years ago

Love the idea of growing herbs indoors! Thank you for sharing. Great ideas!


johnsja 4 years ago

Perfect for those living in high rise apartments.


anonymous 4 years ago

Here in Durban South Africa we get daily visits from mischievous monkeys who like pick and eat the fruit and veggies, so I am always looking for alternative ideas for my veggie garden. Thanks for a great lens!


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tonybonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

Cherry tomatoes grow great in a hanging basket and produce like thousands of tomatoes. OK, maybe it's only a few hundred. :-)

TonyB


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VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

Lovely way to grow veggies.


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Rodaussie 4 years ago

Amazin lens. Very inspirational. Blessed


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PinkstonePictures 3 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

Great ideas


laurenrich 3 years ago

I do not have an indoor garden, but after reading your lens I am thinking of starting one. Thanks for the great information.


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Gypzeerose 3 years ago

I had no idea you could do this! Pinned to my gardening board and blessed.


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MelloKnitty LM 3 years ago

What a great idea! I wonder if this reduces pests?


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Mamabyrd 3 years ago

I really wish I had a green thumb! We do have a pumpkin plant that has managed to survive since Halloween. I really hope we get a few pumpkins when we move it outside.


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ClassyGals 3 years ago from Pittsburgh Author

@MelloKnitty LM: Most certainly.


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IamShea 3 years ago

I've always grown herbs inside the house. They do quite well once you get the hang of it.


monicahernandez 3 years ago

I can't believe this. I wish I was like you. You are so good in gardening.


marsha32 3 years ago

I'm trying my hand at a few things inside this year. I have 2 celery stalk re-growing, some basil and spinach. I wish we had more window space open for the plants to get sun. I want to garden indoors all year long.


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Elyn MacInnis 3 years ago from Shanghai, China

Not yet. I travel too much and need to have plants that can take a week without water. But I want herbs...


growownfood6 3 years ago

Not yet,maybe I can make Indoor Vegetable Garden for next months.Thanks for the info.


growownfood6 3 years ago

Yes, I have an Indoor Vegetable Garden.

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