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The 16 Best Healthy, Edible Plants to Grow Indoors


Starting a garden can be intimidating (or downright impossible if you don't have a yard), but that doesn't mean homegrown produce is out of the question. We’ve rounded up 16 healthy (simple) plants that grow well indoors: http://grt.st/1aUMkuE
the 16 best healthy edible plants to grow indoors, gardening
the 16 best healthy edible plants to grow indoors, gardening, Avocados are chock full of healthy fats in addition to vitamins E and B6 and carotenoids which are high in vitamin A and have been linked to a reduced risk of cancer heart disease and eye degeneration
Avocados are chock full of healthy fats in addition to vitamins E and B6 and carotenoids, which are high in vitamin A and have been linked to a reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, and eye degeneration.
the 16 best healthy edible plants to grow indoors, gardening, This flavorful herb is believed to have anti inflammatory properties thanks to the oil eugenol which can block enzymes in the body that cause swelling
This flavorful herb is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties thanks to the oil eugenol, which can block enzymes in the body that cause swelling.
the 16 best healthy edible plants to grow indoors, gardening, Carrots are a good source of a variety of vitamins and minerals including thiamin niacin folate manganese potassium and vitamins B6 A C and K They also supply carotenoids which are a big boon for eye health
Carrots are a good source of a variety of vitamins and minerals, including thiamin, niacin, folate, manganese, potassium, and vitamins B6, A, C, and K. They also supply carotenoids, which are a big boon for eye health.
the 16 best healthy edible plants to grow indoors, gardening, Chives are filled with antioxidants vitamins A and C and phytochemicals which have antioxidant like benefits
Chives are filled with antioxidants, vitamins A and C, and phytochemicals (which have antioxidant-like benefits).
the 16 best healthy edible plants to grow indoors, gardening, Cilantro yields high concentrations of carotenoids a good source of vitamin A that may help protect against heart disease stroke and cancer
Cilantro yields high concentrations of carotenoids, a good source of vitamin A that may help protect against heart disease, stroke, and cancer.
the 16 best healthy edible plants to grow indoors, gardening, Pungent garlic is a member of the cancer fighting allium family It s also a Greatist approved superfood that s been linked to improvements in high blood pressure high cholesterol heart disease and certain types of cancer
Pungent garlic is a member of the cancer-fighting allium family. It’s also a Greatist-approved superfood that’s been linked to improvements in high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.
the 16 best healthy edible plants to grow indoors, gardening, This spicy superfood is known for calming nausea and motion sickness and reducing inflammation
This spicy superfood is known for calming nausea and motion sickness and reducing inflammation.
the 16 best healthy edible plants to grow indoors, gardening, A Greatist superfood lemons are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants which could help decrease heart disease risk reduce inflammation and fight some cancers
A Greatist superfood, lemons are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, which could help decrease heart disease risk, reduce inflammation, and fight some cancers.
the 16 best healthy edible plants to grow indoors, gardening, Just like microgreens salad greens which include iceberg spinach romaine red leaf and arugula are chock full of vitamins A C and K and also contain folate and iron
Just like microgreens, salad greens (which include iceberg, spinach, romaine, red leaf, and arugula) are chock full of vitamins A, C, and K, and also contain folate and iron.
the 16 best healthy edible plants to grow indoors, gardening, These sweet little fruits are a decent source of antioxidants calcium phosphorous magnesium and fiber
These sweet little fruits are a decent source of antioxidants, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and fiber.
the 16 best healthy edible plants to grow indoors, gardening, Beyond being tasty this bright green herb can aid digestion Mint tea has also been known to soothe hangovers
Beyond being tasty, this bright green herb can aid digestion. Mint tea has also been known to soothe hangovers.
the 16 best healthy edible plants to grow indoors, gardening, Mushrooms aren t just flavorful they re also a good source of fiber and vitamin C as well as antioxidants and cancer fighting compounds
Mushrooms aren’t just flavorful; they’re also a good source of fiber and vitamin C as well as antioxidants and cancer-fighting compounds.
the 16 best healthy edible plants to grow indoors, gardening, Like garlic scallions are part of the allium family of vegetables which has been associated with cancer prevention and may help protect the body from free radicals by products of cellular processes that can cause cellular damage
Like garlic, scallions are part of the allium family of vegetables, which has been associated with cancer prevention and may help protect the body from free radicals (by-products of cellular processes that can cause cellular damage).
the 16 best healthy edible plants to grow indoors, gardening, Tomatoes contain lycopene which has antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties and may help prevent coronary heart disease
Tomatoes contain lycopene, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and may help prevent coronary heart disease.

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  • Elizabeth Sagarminaga
    on Jun 11, 2014

    Thanks for the nice plant suggestions along with the useful information and dietary benefits of the plans. It was very nice of you to share the wonderful knowledge with all of us here. I am bookmarking this page and will be planting all of these very soon.

  • GAIL
    on Jan 11, 2015

    MY CILANTRO IS UP AND RUNNING HOWEVER IT GETS TO A CERTAIN POINT AND IT NEVER GETS THICKER OR TALLER WHAT DO I DO??ITS IN THE SUN AND GETS WATERED ONCE A WEEK IF ITS COOL OR TWICE A WEEK WHEN ITS HOT HERE IN FL.

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