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12 Edible Gardening Hacks: Delectable Edibles You Can Grow Indoors!

We’re gardeners. We don’t need a patch of earth to grow our own food. No siree. We can grow our food on our windowsill. In a plastic salad box. In a mason jar. Heck, we can even grow food FROM food. Yep. Gardeners can do all of that!12 Edible Gardening Hacks - Creative Gardeners share how they grow food indoors in unique ways!

Sprouting

I do my fair share of sprouting in the winter months to ensure that I’m full of freshly snipped healthy greens year round. You can grow a crunchy salad mix of peas, beans, and lentils in a mason jarSprouting Mung Beans and Green Peas in Mason Jar

…use a recycled plastic salad box to grow sunflower micro greensSunflower Sprouts DAY 7 from How to Grow Sunflower Microgreens

…or sprout teeny radish, broccoli, alfalfa, fenugreek and more as seedlings right on your kitchen table.

Sprouting seeds: spelt berries, sunflower seeds, and alfalfa / radish / red clover mix

Herbs & More

Herbs are probably the easiest to grow indoors. Those that we eat for leaves need the least light and indoor light is just never the same as the outdoor sun. Plus, herbs pack a punch so you can snip a little for a lot of flavor.

Try growing them in a hydroponic window farm! This very cool system uses plastic bottles and drip lines to grow plants without soil right in your window. This would be the perfect system for a foodie or chef, but I think it looks pretty cool as well.

Hydroponic Window Farm
photo courtesy of windowfarms.com

Salad lovers rejoice – you can grow greens indoors all year with this handy dandy DIY salad shelf!Peter Burke Indoor Salad Gardening

Are you are a little more crafty? Then you could make a Woodland Herb Garden for your kitchen wall. This project comes to us from the book Mason Jar Crafts.

Woodland Herb Garden DIY Project from Mason Jar Crafts

If you want some great advice on bringing in your herbs to overwinter, Lynne from Sensible Gardening and Living shares her tips.

Melissa, the Empress of Dirt, shows you how to grow peas indoors. Peas! Who would have thought? I can almost taste that pea, it looks so fresh!How to Grow Peas Indoors

Growing food from um, food.

Shelley at Sow and Dipity has regrown some common (celery, avocado) and uncommon (lemongrass, taro root) groceries to greens.From Groceries to Garden

The Gardening Cook shows us that growing ginger is a fun DIY gardening project for the kids and also gives great detail on edibles that are cut and come again.

You can even use the parts that you cut to grow a new plant as you can see in How to Propagate Basil from Cuttings.How to Propagate Basil from Cuttings

Did you know you can regrow a pineapple from the top? It will take you a looooooong time and it may be tiny, but it CAN be done. For me, this project is best left for a more patient gardener. But it certainly makes a nice houseplant in the meantime.

Thanks to all of the gardeners out there who are creative enough to find new ways to make food grow indoors, and for all the rest you do. Who else grows indoor edibles in a unique way? Please share!

12 Edible Gardening Hacks - Creative Gardeners share how they grow food indoors in unique ways!

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  1. I am in INDIA @ Pune, Send suitable according to Seasons and Climate Here for My Kitchen Garden Please.

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