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Top 5 Edible Plants to Grow in Your Home

Santa Clara Tenant Trimming Indoor HerbsIf you’re interested in growing fruits and vegetables, don’t let a small yard or lack of space keep you from doing so. There are a few edible plants that you can grow right inside your Santa Clara rental home or apartment! Edible plants supply natural beauty and delicious vegetables or herbs to utilize in your cooking. And they are reasonably easy to grow indoors if you find a little time and a sunny spot near a window, patio, or balcony. To get your edible indoor garden started, let’s talk about some plants that prosper in a pot or planter.

1. Strawberries

One of the best options for your indoor edible garden is a strawberry plant. While many strawberry plants that grow outdoors often take a huge amount of space, a few variants are more compact and perfect for container gardening. Strawberry plants are attractive in hanging pots or freestanding containers, and they deliver both nice flowers as well as sweet fruit.

2. Peppers

There are multiple varieties of both hot and sweet peppers that are easy to grow indoors. To give an example, jalapenos and other regular hot peppers can grow healthy together with other edible indoor plants. Or, if you prefer sweet peppers, check for varieties that are suited to grow in containers.

3. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are another great option for your indoor garden. Just make sure to get determinate tomato plant varieties, which are usually smaller plants but still produce some of the best-tasting tomatoes you’ll ever taste. Whether you select cherry tomatoes or a variety big enough to slice, it’s hard to go wrong growing tomatoes in your rental home.

4. Lettuce

Easy to grow, lettuce tends to survive in cooler weather, making it an excellent option for an indoor garden. Moreover, lettuce tends to grow quickly from seed, which means you will quickly enjoy a garden-fresh salad or garnish.

5. Herbs

If you don’t have additional space or want to start your indoor garden with the basics, growing herbs is a smart choice. Many herbs can flourish on a windowsill, and fresh herbs taste great in any dish. In the beginning, consider choosing basil, mint, or thyme in small pots or a container. Each one of these herbs is easy to grow and takes up a little space.

Ultimately, your indoor garden can be as plain or as sophisticated as you want it to be – and as space will allow. But with several excellent alternatives, you’ll be sure to gratify your green thumb with an indoor garden.


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