Just because you don't have a yard doesn't mean you can't have a garden! Many herbs and vegetables grow well indoors and caring for them can do wonders for your wallet and mind. Plus, it’s a fun project!
Give some of these plants, herbs and veggies a try when starting your indoor garden.
This evergreen herb and its needle-like leaves works like a scented candle as it fills your home with its minty fragrance. The leaves can be used in a number of recipes and even be used to make herbal tea.
While chocolate mint is most commonly used for flavoring in tea and coffee, this indoor garden option goes great with sweets like ice creams and quick breads. They're most successful in moist soil in a spot with partial shade.
This strongly flavored herb can add an extra kick to your salad, especially when paired with salty ingredients like peanuts and almonds. Freeze your kale before use to really bring out its sweet taste.
You can grow one of the healthiest veggies out there without ever leaving the house! Spinach makes for a great side or ingredient in most meals. The plant is rich in vitamins and minerals like iron and magnesium. So give your body an extra boost with these home-grown greens!
If you're looking to beautify your home with an indoor garden, then the popular plant Streptocarpus might be for you. The orchid-like blooms add deep color to your layout and do well in cool spaces with indirect light.
These plants provide stunning red flowers with a bushy base that can help fill up empty space in the garden. Their preference for indirect light makes them perfect for growing indoors. They also come in orange, gold, and white options.
The natural bloom time for this plant, also known as Schlumbergera, is late December, making it the perfect plant for Christmas. They love bright light and are otherwise very low maintenance plants that don't require much extra attention.
Red grape tomatoes
It takes a little patience, but once these tomatoes are fully grown after 60 days, they'll be a delicious addition to nearly any meal. You can even eat them right off the plant itself! You'll need stakes to keep the plant upright as it grows but the extra effort is well worth it.
Grow cold, crunchy lettuce in your home with a simple window box and place it in a spot with lots of direct sunlight. While the popular vegetable can be overwintered outdoors, having an indoor plants will provide you with crunchy goodness all year round.
This fragrant herb not only goes great with tea but provides a pretty white flower to go along with your indoor garden. Your home will be filled with its calming aroma during its springtime bloom.