What edible food can you grow inside?

By Hope
@1hopefulman (31728)
Canada
May 5, 2017 6:29pm CST
Let's say you live in an apartment, is there any edible food that you can grow inside and does well? What edible plants have you had success growing inside? Picture: some fresh mint that is doing so well inside my apartment. I pick a leaf or two and throw into whatever I am making. So nutritious and organic. I have learned how to propagate mint and so I will never ever have to buy any again. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There are some videos available. Just do a search of "easy edible plants that can be grown inside".
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@velvet53 (17321)
• Palisade, Colorado
5 May 17
I have garlic, onions, carrots and some herbs growing in my apartment.
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
5 May 17
Wow! Can you post some pictures as I would love to see them? This is my Aloe and it is doing great. I have eaten many leaves already. Can't wait till we get back to the Garden (paradise).
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@velvet53 (17321)
• Palisade, Colorado
6 May 17
@1hopefulman I can't do it from my phone but I will get my friend to when she gets back into town.
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
6 May 17
@velvet53 Great! I'm anxious to see all that you grow. What we grow ourselves is the best food possible.
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@responsiveme (16834)
• India
6 May 17
I guess all herbs should do well though they may need to be put out in the sun at times. Haven't seen fresh Rosemary, so thanks for picture
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@andriaperry (56707)
• United States
6 May 17
@1hopefulman No, that is just a houseplant, a pretty vine, I would not eat it.
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
6 May 17
@andriaperry Too bad as it has a lot of leaves and it grows so easily with little care. I'm hoping to find an edible plant that will grow well so that I can eat some fresh live leaves every single day. The mint is doing amazing!
@EMuhungi (1733)
• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May 17
I think every edible food would need sunlight which may not be present in an apartment.
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
5 May 17
I have a large window and mint is doing very well and my rosemary is also doing well.
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@EMuhungi (1733)
• Nairobi, Kenya
6 May 17
@1hopefulman Interesting, I have a balcony i can try that some day.
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
6 May 17
@EMuhungi Do it! Nothing better than fresh food you have grown yourself. You will be preparing for the future paradise where we all grow our own food.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
6 May 17
Try to grow sweet potato leaves, not the yam, but the real sweet potato. You can go to the supermarket selling Asia products to get the sweet potato. The Japanese/Vietnam kind is reddish in color, and the leaves are very nice. You can use in soup or stir fried with garlic.
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
10 May 17
How does it taste when you eat the leaf raw? Will it grow inside the house?
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
10 May 17
@1hopefulman The leaves can't be eaten raw. You can use them in soup or you can stir fried it with garlic or mushroom.
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
10 May 17
@scheng1 Thanks!
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@louievill (19366)
• Philippines
6 May 17
You can grow most everything depending on space, all you need to do that would be of great help is to purchase grow light or artificial sunlight bulb on ebay or Amazon, they are already getting cheaper.
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@louievill (19366)
• Philippines
6 May 17
@1hopefulman the new grow lights now are LED so they do not have mercury, the old cfls I think pose more danger, its just no different from sunlight. You can buy cheap for around 5 C$ or the high end from 100 usd. It's more convinient if you plan to grow more, you have better control especially in months with low sunlight, it's the same ones they use for hydrophonics and aquariums.
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
7 May 17
@louievill Thanks for your response and I appreciate it and will look into it.
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@db20747 (9219)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
17 Jan
Wow, this is something I'm very interested in. Thinking about getting one of those things where I can grow cherry tomatoes and herbs by just changing the water that I saw on tv. Want to try to grow carrots and tomatoes. Mint grows in grams backyard and they smell so fresh in the summer. I really want to try growing something in plant pots.
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
18 Jan
Aloe Vera is very easy to grow. You can eat it too and it is very medicinal to the body but tastes very bitter but my body seems to enjoy eating it. It tastes even worse than dandelion.
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@db20747 (9219)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
18 Jan
@1hopefulman Think i'll make some lotion or soap out of it instead.
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
19 Jan
1hopefulman
@db20747 Go for it! I bought some garlic and planted a clove and it is growing.
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@buenavida (8147)
• Sweden
6 May 17
I have Rosemary and had small onions that almost look like chives. I can buy some pots with spices in the store - organic - that should continue to grow in my window, and will test them - let's see if I find mint there..
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
6 May 17
Very nice! Let me know what else does well there as we have almost the same temperature.
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@buenavida (8147)
• Sweden
24 Oct
@1hopefulman - Sprouts grow well, and they grow in the fridge, so they last long.. Now that you remind me, have to think of more plants.. I can test to buy a pot with basil - at least it will last for a while..
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
24 Oct
@buenavida Yes. sprouts can be grown anytime. I will definitely do some this winter as I have good sprouters and different seeds that I bought.
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@LadyDuck (171673)
• Switzerland
6 May 17
Now I have everything in the garden, when I lived in an apartment inside I grew mint, basil, sage, rosemary, thyme and oregano. Mint must be contained in the garden or this plant will invade all your garden, the problem is not how to propagate but how to stop it.
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
10 May 17
So, I should do well with mint then. Let's see what happens. It sure smells nice.
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@LadyDuck (171673)
• Switzerland
10 May 17
@1hopefulman I agree, it smells so nice. I had three different varieties in the garden, but the most common has killed all the others.
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
10 May 17
@LadyDuck The one I am trying to grow in my apartment is Moroccan Mint. It tastes great and smells heavenly.
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@youless (93201)
• Guangzhou, China
8 May 17
I think I can't plant much edible food at my apartment. But green onions shall be OK
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
8 May 17
I like green onions!
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@youless (93201)
• Guangzhou, China
8 May 17
@1hopefulman It is a very common thing here when we are cooking. I think it is just like rosemary etc. in your side.
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@JudyEv (130707)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 May 17
If grown outdoors in a garden, mint is inclined to take over and run rampant. It's best in a pot whether indoors or outdoors.
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
6 May 17
Yes, I read that and so I will keep it one pot and hope it fills it with enough mint that I can eat a leaf or two each day. Like a vitamin, we don't neet to take a lot, just a little each day. Are you growing anything that is edible in your home?
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@JudyEv (130707)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 May 17
@1hopefulman I have pumpkins and a few tomatoes.
@Shavkat (65174)
• Philippines
6 May 17
That's a nice thing to do. We have some tomatoes in the pot.
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
6 May 17
Last year I grew some cherry tomatoes in a pot on my balcony and they were as sweet as can be. I am growing some from seed this year. I planted them today and will put them outside at the end of May as the weather here is still too cold.
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@Shavkat (65174)
• Philippines
6 May 17
@1hopefulman We have also these cherry tomatoes last year. I hope we can have it this year.
@kepweng (17884)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
24 Oct
im thinking about to plant inside the house a potatoes cause i love to fry potato chips how about you??
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
24 Oct
I love baked potatoes. Do you think they will grow inside the house?
@marlina (76837)
• Canada
7 May 17
I had a basil plant a few times but it does not do very well somehow.
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
10 May 17
Yes, I also have a problem with growing basil inside.
@UncleJoe (10645)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
7 May 17
We grow edible chickens in out house and they sure do make a mess but they in turn grow edible eggs.
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@1hopefulman (31728)
• Canada
10 May 17
I'm not allowed to have animals in my apartment. So, I will have to stick with plants.
@Nawsheen (22988)
• Mauritius
23 Jun 17
We used to grow thyme leaves but then stopped as it started to dry. We have some mint which we have planted now. We are keeping it on the balcony