How to grow your own food without a garden


Do you want to learn how to grow your own food without a garden? A lot of people want to grow vegetables, but are stumped by the challenge of limited space. We have always associated backyards with gardening, but not all of us have that luxury especially if you are living in an urban center. Nonetheless, we know very well the advantages of growing our own food not only in financial terms, but for health reasons as well. The good news is there are easy vegetables to grow indoors. If you want to eat fresh and safe food, it’s time to grow some of them. No more excuses, even if you have no outdoor space.

Here are some of easy vegetables to grow indoors

The list below contains some of the most loved vegetables that we often buy at the supermarket. Now you do not have to worry about not having a backyard or buying from the produce isle every time:

1. Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a versatile food and can be delightful additions to different recipes

Mushrooms are a versatile food and can be delightful additions to different recipes

Do you know that you can grow mushrooms indoors without soil? Mushrooms are a versatile food and can be delightful additions to different recipes. Aside from their great taste, mushrooms are nutritious. And, growing mushrooms indoors is easy! All you need to do is to buy a mushroom kit (choose the easy-to-use ones) and prepare a nice planter box. What is more exciting here is you get to use all those coffee grounds that usually end up in the garbage. Instead of throwing them out, you can add it to your soil or planting medium. After 10 days or so, you will have your first harvest.

2. Microgreens

Microgreens are the plants’ first tender sprouts. They are more flavorful and they contain higher concentration of vitamins and minerals. They can be a bit pricey too. But, growing them doesn’t take too much effort. There are a lot of seeds that you can buy and you can choose from a variety of flavors and colors. When you have the seeds, all you need is a shallow container about 2” or 5cm deep and some potting mix or coconut fiber. Use a spray to moisten the soil in the morning without saturating the leaves. In less than a week, you can have a delicious meal topped with microgreens!

3. Salad Greens

Microgreens are the plants’ first tender sprouts, and contain a high concentration of vitamins and minerals

Microgreens are the plants’ first tender sprouts, and contain a high concentration of vitamins and minerals

Do you have a porch or a balcony in your apartment? Then why not try to grow your own food without a garden. Think about growing a fresh supply of salad greens right at your fingertips. Use a nitrogen-rich potting mix so boost your greens. If you are looking for an inexpensive planter, use plastic gutters cut about four feet in length. This will provide you more planting area than a little window box. Just remember to snip above the roots and avoid the smaller leaves when you harvest them so that they will grow new leaves and you will enjoy them for a longer time.

Is it worth the effort to grow your own food without a garden?

I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised. The above list is just a few of the many varieties of produce you can grow indoors that we often buy at the supermarket. Now you don’t have to worry about not having a backyard or buying from the produce isle every time. Without much fuss and effort, you can enjoy the tastiest, freshest and safest food. Learning how to grow your own food without a garden can give you and your family the luxury of eating delicious homegrown vegetables – whether they are in season or not.

Do you grow your own food without a garden? What other varieties have you tried to grow? What are your tips for easy vegetables to grow indoors? Please share…

 


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