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Top 5 Edible Plants to Grow in Your Home

Oakland Tenant Trimming Indoor HerbsIf growing fruits and vegetables is your passion, a small yard or lack of space shouldn’t discourage you from doing that. There are lots of edible plants that you can grow right inside your Oakland rental home or apartment! Edible plants provide both natural beauty and delicious vegetables or herbs to use in your cooking. What is more, they are easy enough to grow indoors if you have some time and a sunny spot near a window, patio, or balcony. To get your edible indoor garden started, here are a few plants that succeed in a pot or planter.

1. Strawberries

One of the ideal choices for your indoor edible garden is a strawberry plant. Although several strawberry plants that grow outdoors usually take a lot of space, other sorts are more compact and perfect for container gardening. Strawberry plants look great in hanging pots or freestanding containers, and they produce both attractive flowers and tasty fruit.

2. Peppers

There are many varieties of both hot and sweet peppers that are not difficult to grow indoors. For example, jalapenos and other traditional hot peppers can grow well beside other edible indoor plants. Then again, if you prefer sweet peppers, look for kinds that are intended to grow in containers.

3. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one more great option for your indoor garden. Simply be sure to get determinate tomato plant varieties, which appear to be smaller plants while still producing some of the best tomatoes you’ll ever taste. Whether you want cherry tomatoes or a variety big enough to slice, growing tomatoes in your rental home are relatively easy.

4. Lettuce

Easy to grow, lettuce typically thrives in cooler weather, making it an ideal option for an indoor garden. Additionally, lettuce manages to grow quickly from seed, so you’ll be able to enjoy a garden-fresh salad or garnish in a short amount of time.

5. Herbs

If you have a limited amount of space or are planning to begin your indoor garden with the basics, growing herbs is a perfect choice. Most herbs need only a windowsill to grow, and fresh herbs taste incredible in any dish. You can start by planting basil, mint, or thyme in small pots or a container. Each one of these herbs is easy to grow and doesn’t need a huge amount of space.

Lastly, your indoor garden can be as plain or as ambitious as you’d like – and as space will allow. But with numerous helpful alternatives, you’ll be sure to satisfy your green thumb with an indoor garden.


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