What are the Best Fruits and Vegetables to Grow Indoors?

What are the Best Fruits and Vegetables to Grow Indoors?

Feb 28, 2024Danah Fabian

As more and more people are waking up to the relationship between what we put into our bodies, and how long our bodies last, interest in growing food at home is booming. 

But not all crops are well suited to growing indoors. Aside from the obvious size constraints, others have very specific environmental requirements that can be hard to replicate in an indoor environment. 

The focus of this blog is helping you identify Fruits and Vegetable varieties that are better suited to indoor and small space growing. Let's dig in! 

Easiest Fruits to Grow Indoors

Here are the easiest fruits to grow indoors:

Best Fruit to Grow Indoors #1: Meyer Lemon

The Meyer Lemon is a popular indoor citrus fruit tree that can produce delicious, sweet lemons. This lemon plant needs a higher humidity level than is found in a typical home, so we recommend placing it near a humidifier. Putting a pebble tray under the pot could help, too. Meyer lemons also prefer brighter light, so a south-facing window or a grow light could be of great help. Usually, citrus fruit trees don’t have a dormancy phase, so they appreciate a lot of light year-round.

Best Fruit to Grow Indoors #2: Tomatoes

We at Urban Leaf, have a couple of indoor growing kits that feature these very delectable fruits, which can also be considered vegetables. Check out our Mini Fruit and Vegetable Herb Garden Trio Kit, or our Vegetable Seed Collection, if you want to start growing your own tomatoes at home. You can also check out this whole article that we wrote about growing tomatoes indoors. Having said all these, tomatoes made into this list because they are one of the most common and easiest fruits to grow indoors. They are also used in various cuisines and dishes.

Best Fruit to Grow Indoors #3: Bananas

Bananas can also be grown indoors, but of course, if you want the fruit tree to be larger, you can also plant it outdoors. This fruit is one of the most common and most delicious fruits, and thankfully, it is quite easy to grow indoors. Check out this blog for a detailed guide on growing bananas indoors.

Best Fruit to Grow Indoors #4: Strawberries

Everyone loves strawberries, don’t we all? Strawberries are also one of the easiest fruits to plant indoors! As a matter of fact, Urban Leaf’s Mini Fruit and Vegetable Herb Garden Trio Kit also include this fruit, making it much easier for plant lovers like us to grow strawberries indoors. Check out this blog for a detailed guide about how to grow strawberries indoors.

Best Fruit to Grow Indoors #5: Avocados

Avocados are famous especially to healthy foodies out there! According to BBC Good Food, avocados are high in fat with 60 percent of this being monounsaturated fats, which research suggests helps to protect against heart disease and lower blood pressure. They are also an excellent source of potassium, folate and fibre, all of which benefit the heart and cardiovascular system. Knowing this, we know that you also want to try growing these at home, especially because they can be quite expensive in supermarkets. Check out our article about growing avocados indoors for a more detailed guide.

Easiest Vegetables to Grow Indoors

Best Vegetable to Grow Indoors #1: Lettuce

According to almanac.com, they’ve never known a garden that cannot grow lettuce, which brings this vegetable to the top of this list. Lettuce can be grown either indoors or outdoors. It is a very popular plant that can be used in a lot of food varieties, from salads to burgers to soups, you name it. Check out our article for more details about growing lettuce indoors.

Best Vegetable to Grow Indoors #2: Carrots

Carrots can be very easy to grow, but take note that it can only happen when the soil used for planting them is loose and sandy. You also need to make sure that you plant carrots during the spring and fall as they like cooler temperatures. Aside from this, according to webmd.com, carrots can help keep blood sugar levels under control. They are also loaded with vitamin A and beta-carotene, which there’s evidence to suggest can lower your diabetes risk.

Best Vegetable to Grow Indoors #3: Kale

Kale is one of the most nutritious vegetables there is and if you love nutrient-dense leafy greens like it, you should try growing it at home. If you want to learn more about growing kale indoors, we wrote a whole article about it here

Shop Our Indoor Fruit And Vegetable Gardening Kits Now!

Now that you have an idea on what are some of the fruits and vegetables you can grow indoors, you may want to check our bottle garden kits or our seed packs that can help you start your own indoor fruit or vegetable garden. We also have microgreens growing kits if you want to harvest your own fresh microgreens in just 7 days!

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