3 Foods You Can Grow on Your Windowsill

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It’s always a waste when you can’t finish the fresh produce you bought at the grocery store and end up throwing away the wilting remains.

Here’s a solution that will save you money and avoid unnecessary waste: grow your own greens.

There are many fruits and vegetables you can grow in your home — yes, even if you live in a cramped studio. I’ve picked a couple of foods that you most likely use in your kitchen:

1. Tomatoes

You probably use tomatoes in all types of food — soup, sandwiches, salads, and more — so it only makes sense to grow your own. Pick tomato plants that do well indoors. You’ll have higher chances of success with the smaller variety such as cherry tomatoes. Find more instructions on how to grow them here.

2. Herbs

Herbs are a must to add fragrance to your dishes, but when you buy them from the grocery store, they are not always fresh, and they may wilt way before you’re done with them. Many herbs can be grown indoors and are perfect for small spaces, so do your research before deciding to grow them. Some herbs that don’t take up much space and don’t require as much sunlight include parsley and chives.

3. Mushrooms

You’ve probably seen lots of mushroom growing kits around, which goes to show how easy it is to grow them yourself. And they are perfect for apartment dwellers because they need to be grown in the dark. You can always start with a kit to get the basics of mushroom growing down before venturing out on your own.

What fruits and vegetables have you successfully grown indoors?