7 Great Vegetables to Grow Indoors

If you have an indoor garden, you might be interested in the list of the best vegetables you can grow indoors today. Then you can transfer them to the ground when the weather warms up or you can keep them in pots on your patio. In fact, it’s a great idea to grow vegetables indoors because we should eat them every day to get all the necessary nutrients we need to be healthy. Here are seven great vegetables to grow indoors.

1. Mushrooms
One of the best vegetables to grow indoors is mushrooms, which are an excellent source of vitamin D. You can purchase a special soil that has the makings for a fresh batch of healthy mushrooms. To get the best results, keep your mushrooms in a cool dark place. It’s so simple, isn’t it?

2. Lettuce
Typically lettuce grows in compact small bundles, so I think it’s not difficult to keep a few pots of it in your sunroom or kitchen. I love mixing different varieties of lettuce in the same pot. For instance, I mix spinach with arugula. You can also buy mixed greens and plant them in a big pot. One of the best things about lettuce is that it can regenerate so feel free to snip it for your healthy salad.

3. Beans and peas
Bean and pea plants are not big and it’s easy to grow them in the house. You can grow them up in your sunroom, and when summer comes move them outdoors. Don’t forget to set up the trellis. The great news is that many bean and pea plants look amazingly decorative and they can add to your décor during the spring.

4. Carrots
Since carrots grow under the soil you will need a very deep pot. Keep a pot of carrots in your kitchen for a delicious snack that is high in essential nutrients and low in calories. The awesome thing about carrots is that you can grow them year round. Just make sure you keep the containers in a warm area. You can also grow carrots in troughs.

5. Potatoes
Potatoes are probably my favorite vegetable I grow indoors. It’s not hard to grow potatoes in buckets or large pots in your house. But, it’s better to seed them in the containers, and when the weather gets warmer replant your potatoes outdoors. I suggest trying different kinds of potatoes to jazz up your favorite recipes.

6. Tomatoes
Tomatoes are another great vegetable you can grow indoors, especially if your windows are sunny and they face south. Opt for smaller varieties, such as cherry, pear or grape tomatoes that will not take up much space as traditional tomatoes. Since tomatoes like sun and warmth, make sure your kitchen or sunroom is always warm.

7. Green onions
Green onions are rich in beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and lutein and they are one of the best foods to eat every day. Save the white ends with the hairs on the end and plant them into a little pot. Put the roots down, surround with dirt and add water to it. Don’t worry, they’ll regrow on their own. Remember, green onions need a lot of water, so keep your eyes on them.

Start growing the above veggies and enjoy fresh produce every day. Do you grow any vegetables indoors? Share your tips with us, please.

The Fake Watermelon Slice Salad Recipe

Many of us are sick and tired of all those boring salads like strawberry spinach salad and crave something more creative that no one has tried and made yet. Experimenting in the kitchen always leads to successful results. Today, I am going to share a super creative salad recipe that you will certainly love.

The watermelon salad that does not contain watermelon will wow your family, friends and guests. The ingredient list is rather affordable and simple.

Fake Watermelon Slice Salad Recipe
Ingredients:

1-2 onions, chopped
2 boneless chicken breasts, cooked, diced
2-3 tomatoes, chopped
1 bunch green onions
1 bunch dill
1 pound mushrooms, diced
2-3 hard boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2-3 cucumbers, grated
4 tbsp cheese, grated
2-3 pitted black olives
butter
Directions:

Heat butter (or olive oil) in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and mushrooms, and cook stirring until golden brown and soft.

Now that you have all the ingredients ready, start layering your salad. Begin with a good layer of cooked and diced chicken breasts on the bottom, followed by a layer of mayo, them mushrooms with onions, followed by a layer of mayo, then eggs, and again a layer of mayo. Make sure you create a watermelon slice.

Use chopped tomatoes, grated cheese, cucumbers and dill to decorate your salad. Slice the olives to create watermelon seeds. Voila! A quick, easy and creative salad that only dieters may hate.