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If You’re Not Growing These Easy Edible Plants At Home, You’re Missing Out

February 22, 2021 By Jessie Stringfield

Pets are the new babies and plants are the new pets. What can I say? Our generation is the generation of plant and animal lovers. As much as I wish I could rescue all of the animals and bring them home, I don’t have the space, so I’ll just continue to grow my plant family in the meantime.

If you’re like me and don’t have access to a yard or garden then picking plants that thrive indoors is essential. At first, I thought I was limited to the usual house plants, but once I started seeing other people grow plants indoors that I often find in my fridge, I knew that I didn’t have to have a garden to grow edible plants! The coolest part is that a lot of these plants can be grown from food scraps, meaning you can grow some of your favorite vegetables while minimizing waste!

1. Green Onions

@omnivorousadam

Scallions = green onions = something you should always keep stocked in the fridge. These might be my favorite veg. #tiktokfood #chef #foodhacks #diy

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I wish I had known just how easy it was to grow green onions at home because I would have done it a long time ago! All you do is take the bottom part of the green onion and submerge it in water for a few days. You’ll see that it will quickly grow roots and the green tops will start to grow too. Once it has established roots, plant it or leave it in water and you have endless green onions at home!

2. Mushrooms

Mushroom kits are a super cool way to grow your own mushrooms at home. There are kits out there for just about any mushroom. It’s like a fun experiment that you can eat!

3. Aloe Vera

Not only is aloe vera good for your skin, but it also has many health benefits when eaten including improved digestion and immunity. It’s easy to grow at home and doesn’t need a lot of sun.

4. Lettuce

Similar to growing green onions, you can grow lettuce at home by placing the base of the lettuce in water and watch it grow. In a matter of days, you’ll have more lettuce!

5. Microgreens

@totallythebomb

You can grow your own micro greens right in your window! Coolest way to grow fresh veggies at home! #microgreens #growkit #healthyeats

♬ I’m So Hungry – Karter Zaher

Growing this superfood indoors couldn’t be easier. They don’t need much space and there are kits you can buy that come ready with everything you need to grow your own microgreens.