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Grow Your Own Food Inside

There’s something about growing your own food. Perhaps it’s pride, or maybe it’s just that you know exactly where your food is coming from. All we know is that if you’re interested in growing your own food, you don’t need a huge garden — you can use a sunroom or other areas of your house to supplement your grocery list.

Sound like something you would like to try? Start by growing these plants!

Tomatoes

If you’re only planning on growing one plant, all you need is one six-inch pot, otherwise, a larger 12-inch pot will be adequate for two plants. Like many other plants, you’ll need to start the seeds in a smaller container with a starting mix. A small cup will do, just be sure to plant the seeds about 1/4 inch deep into the soil and keep it moist. Then after five to 10 days, the seed should germinate, and after it reaches three inches tall, it’s ready to transfer to its large pot in the sunroom!

Basil

If you’re going to grow tomatoes you might as well grow some basil, too. A small basil plant can easily be found at your local grocery store, however, basil must be kept in a warm place with lots of sunlight (at least six hours of direct). Fertilize once per month and you’ll never have to turn down a Caprese salad again!

Ginger

This is a super simple superfood. All you have to do is get some ginger root at the grocery store, plant it, and place it in a part of the room that receives indirect sunlight. Then, wait for the new growth to sprout out of the soil and voila! Your ginger needs are met!

Scallions

Another store-bought solution. Scallions have been associated with cancer prevention and may rid the body of free radicals. All you have to do is buy a bundle of scallions and place them in an inch of water. Be sure to change the water every day. Then, when the roots have doubled in length, plant a shallow pot. They also like to stay moist and get plenty of sunlight!

Carrots

Carrots like loose soil that drains well and need a deep pot. Get a variety that does well indoors and keep in an area that gets about four to five hours of direct sunlight.

That’s all, folks! Do you know of any plants that do particularly well indoors? If so, let us know in the comments below!

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