Put your green thumb to work this winter by growing edible plants indoors, like fragrant herbs, fruiting miniature shrubs, and microgreens that will help you stay healthy all winter long. Whether you are a locavore or urbanite looking to stay warm while practicing your gardening skills this winter, we have 20 edible plants that are perfect for growing indoors.Houseplant Appreciation Day this January 10th, we have a few indoor growing tips, along with the best plants to grow indoors this winter.
In order to successfully grow indoors, you will need to have the proper equipment. To begin with, selecting which plants you want to grow should be determined by space. If you have a small apartment or limited space for pots, choose plants that can be grown in a small space, such as herbs, scallions, or microgreens. If space is not an issue, larger fruit bearing plants like avocados and lemon shrubs are an option.
Be sure to use pots with draining holes, or spread a layer of rocks on the bottom of your container before adding the soil to prevent waterlogging the roots.
Read on for more on the best edible houseplants to grow this winter and how to grow them.
Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.