Indoor Gardening Plant Choices

grow culinary herbs indoor gardening

Growing plants inside can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Which plants are best are really a matter of personal preference, but there are a few guidelines to bear in mind:

 

  • the size of the plants should be appropriate for the space in which they are being grown
  • group plants with similar requirements together e.g, lighting, humidity, temperature, watering
  • decide on the type of things you want to grow: fruits, vegetables, flowers, decorative plants, herbs etc. There’s no reason you can’t have multiple indoor gardens.

Some popular herb choices are:

  • Cilantro
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Oregano
  • Lavender
  • Chives
  • Mint
  • Peppermint

 

Some popular vegetable choices are:

  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Chard
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Beans
  • Peppers

Some popular fruit choices are:

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Dwarf Citrus
  • Dwarf Apples

Many flowers can be grown indoors as well including:

  • Begonia
  • Mums
  • Petunia
  • Marigold
  • Daisies
  • Pansies
  • Violets
  • Zinnia
  • Roses

lavender is a drought tolerant plant

Here is a link to an article we published previously on plants that are great to improve your indoor air quality and remove common toxins found indoors: “Plants that detoxify indoor air

Tip: Remember that indoor plants are grown in containers, and just like outdoor container plants, they tend to dry out quickly. Be sure to check the growing medium moisture level frequently. When you water the plants, use room temperature water.

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