Indoor gardens allow you to grow inside all year round without worrying about a shady backyard, cold winter weather, or pests like squirrels and raccoons. With indoor gardens there are two main options: grow with the lighting currently available through windows and skylights, or use supplementary lighting. The number of edible plants you are able to grow will vary depending on how much sunlight the garden area gets or if you want to use supplementary lighting for your plants.
Who Indoor Gardens Are For
Indoor gardens are great for people who may not have access to an outdoor sunny area or for those people who want to grow throughout the winter when the outside temperatures drop below freezing.
Who Indoor Gardens Are Not For
Indoor gardens really vary in terms of how much work is required to maintain them. Your decision on what you want to grow really depends on and what experience you have, how much time you have, and what kind of budget you’re working with.
What to Grow Indoors
The primary consideration for what you can grow indoors is how much direct light you get. Large, sunny floor to ceiling and South-facing windows are great for a wide range of edibles including herbs, greens, and even some fruiting plants with enough sun. For indirect light, our main suggestion is to grow oyster mushrooms, sprouts, and ornamental (non edible) plants.
If you have a large and sunny window, the range of plants you can grow increases, allowing you to keep some herbs alive throughout the winter as well as sprouting and even micro-greens.
With supplementary lighting, the main limits are the amount of space and lighting you have available for your plants and what you want to grow.
Our indoor gardening selection is limited at the moment, but do check back as we are always searching for new and exciting indoor gardening products to satisfy your edible gardening needs.