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6 Easy Foods to Grow Indoors

A backyard with an overflowing fruit and vegetable garden is an absolute delight – unless you don’t have the outdoor space, are affected by cold seasonal temperatures, or simply fail as an urban gardener. Try bringing your garden inside with these six easy foods to grow indoors. They’re inexpensive and once you get the hang of indoor gardening, you’ll have access to a variety of ingredients and flavours you can use to enhance your cooking.

6 Easy Foods to Grow Indoors


Sprouts are nutrition powerhouses – they are rich in enzymes, bioavailable protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. You may not have realized how easy they are to grow at home! There are a few different methods you can use to sprout and the equipment is mostly low-tech, meaning you probably already have what you need (and if you have a well-stocked pantry, you likely have things you can sprout as well).

What to Sprout First?

These sprouts are delicious and tasty for indoor gardening.

Alfalfa Sprouts
Broccoli Sprouts
Chickpea Sprouts
Lentil Sprouts
Pea Sprouts
Mung Bean Sprouts
Red Clover Sprouts


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Microgreens are essentially baby plants. They are harvested a few weeks after the sprouting process mentioned above, before the seedling turns into a mature plant. Microgreens have strong flavours and pack a large nutritional punch – research on microgreens shows that they can contain 4 to 40 times more vitamins C, E, K and beta carotene than their full-grown counterparts.

All you need is some seeds, soil, water and a sunny window and you’re ready to reap the benefits.

Microgreens to Try First

Since microgreens grow longer than sprouts, they have a stronger flavour and you may want to choose based on your own palette. However, these are some of the ones we like:

Pea shoots
Sunflower shoots
Kale microgreens
Broccoli microgreens

Learn how to grow microgreens here.


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