Vegetables you can grow in your apartment

The cold season doesn’t have to mean the end of the consumption of fresh vegetables. And if you stay in an apartment, learn that it’s possible to grow some vegetables. You need to know that this is not the easiest method or to expect huge crops! Here are some vegetables you can grow in the apartment.

The biggest challenges for the vegetables grown in the apartment are low light, lack of insects that help pollination and lack of wind. But if actor Matt Damon managed to grow potatoes on Mars (see the Martian movie), then it’s worth trying.

Carrots are easily accommodating in the apartment environment. Round carrots are the easiest to cultivate in the apartment and that’s because they need less space and grow faster. For this type of vegetables, you need long, rectangular containers. The secret of a good sprouting period is to keep the soil moist. Slightly cover the seeds with wet soil, but not too much, because you could stop the germination process. The seeds should germinate in about two weeks, and the number of days to maturity depends on the type of carrots you cultivate.

Garlic has special needs in terms of temperature, to form bulbs, but you can have a stock of leaves that can be used instead of garlic. And you don’t even need a large container because the roots need a depth of 10 centimeters. Simply plant a garlic clove at a depth of two centimeters and wet it regularly. In about a week the garlic will germinate. Let them grow about 20-25 centimeters before cutting the green part of the plant. Cut what you need and leave the rest. Although it can grow again, quality is no longer the same, so you better put another garlic clove in another container.

The chili peppers are probably the most common vegetable you can grow in an apartment. Use a 20-centimeter high pot. Chili peppers need at least ten hours of light and be careful not to wet them too much. These plants are self-pollinating but you can also help them. Use a cotton swab to powder each flower with pollen.

Lettuce or any other type of salad are plants that grow fast and have no deep roots. In addition, after harvest, they will continue to grow. Choose a pot that is about five to ten centimeters deep and fill it with wet soil. Spread the seeds and gently press them into the ground. Wet them to keep the soil moist, and the germination period lasts about a week. Let the plants grow about 10-15 centimeters before harvest. Cuts or breaks the outer leaves and leaves the middle leaves to grow.

Vegetables in apartment