Plants have always overrun my life.
When I was a child there were hanging ferns to dodge everywhere, dangerous cactus that would reach out and attack you, cuttings and seeds sprouting everywhere. As I grew up, those cuttings worked their way into my first apartments, and eventually gave way to new botanical experiments of my own.
Houseplants, however, are very different than growing vegetables, fruits, or even herbs – for human consumption. Houseplants are just that, houseplants. They do not have to have a nutritional value, they have been selected and bred to grow within indoor conditions and although they serve many purposes, you’re generally not depending on them.
Having had many successes (and plenty of failures) growing indoor edible gardens I wanted to put out a bit of an overview for those considering a project like this.
⇐ So yea, this is a thing, that is sold, and apparently makes money. Please don’t waste yours ($ that is.) Wash a can, have a kid color a picture for a label (or print one of mine for FREE.) Need seeds? Seriously, just e-mail me.
Keep Reading, it get’s better. Probably.
Note: This started out as a quick tip blog post. It escalated quickly. So now, We have segments. Perhaps I will try to condense it at some point, maybe. (See my serious inability to commit?)
The Basics – Needs & Considerations – what I see as absolutely necessary equipment
Plants to Grow Inside – easy, useful, time tested indoor edibles
Plants to Start Inside and Transplant – These are buggers you could grow inside, but don’t. However it makes tons of sense to start them and transplant when weather permits
Myths & Legends – so there are rumors that (some) these grow inside (or grow at all in a few cases.) There are also some hideous growing “things” here that I don’t recommend growing, anywhere, ever.
Special Considerations – plants, items, conditions, etc that are worth mentioning
Pet Friggin Peeves – so basically we have here my UNCENSORED rants about well, gardening, plants, people who garden, and some vaguely related items.