The Edible Plants That Are Easy To Grow Indoors

Here is a list of the easiest edible plants to grow:

  • Mushrooms
  • Mint
  • Garlic greens and onion greens
  • Lettuce
  • Microgreens & Microherbs
  • Alpine Strawberries


Mushrooms are very easy to grow, and they are ready to harvest in ten days. They do, however, require watering twice a day.

Mushroom kits are a good way to get started. I like the Mushroom Growing Kit from Blue Farmers.

Other mushroom grow kits available:

Microgreens & Microherbs

Purple Basil Microgreen

Microgreens are vegetables that have just sprouted from seed. They are more flavorful and nutritious than fully grown plants.

Microgreens are perhaps the easiest indoor plants to grow since they require no soil or nutrients, and they can be grown at any time of the year.

You can use them as a garnish to add flavor to dishes.

Microgreens Growing

Microgreens are ready to harvest in 12-21 days.

A good provider of microgreen on Amazon is Mountain Valley Seed Company.

Other reliable microgreen seed providers:

Microgreen sellers on Amazon:

For more information on microgreens, check out these books:

Mushrooms can be grown at any time of the year.

Onion and Garlic Greens

Onions Growing In Water Indoors
Onions Growing In Water Indoors

You can cut green onions and replant them in water or in a container. They will grow back quite fast, and you’ll be able to harvest them again.

Garlic greens grow in a similar way. You can grow a garlic clove in water — just peel off the paper husk first.


Lettuce is easy to grow indoors. It can tolerate low light or bright light. A kitchen windowsill is a fine place to grow lettuce.

Alpine Strawberries

Alpine strawberries are much smaller than common strawberries, but they are more flavorful. They are ideal for indoor growing, especially when placed in wall containers.


Mint is one the easiest herbs to grow. It thrives in low light.

Mint does spread quickly. So you’ll probably want to grow mint in its own container.

See this book for more information:

1 thought on “The Edible Plants That Are Easy To Grow Indoors”

  1. Nowadyas, it’s a trend to grow great indoor. I’m also doing it and till date I’m happy with what I’m achieving lately.

    Thanks for some excellent plant tips mate. I’m thinking about including mint and mushroom in my list with so many other plants.

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