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5 Plants You Can Easily Grow Organically In Your Home

5 Plants You Can Easily Grow Organically In Your Home

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(OrganicJar) For some of us gardening in a traditional garden just isn’t a reality. Much of the population is packed into large cities with little to no green space to speak of. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t grow your own plants and some of your own food. I would also have to advise that if you’re interested in actually gardening in a large city that you get involved in a community garden so that you can get down and dirty with the planet to your heart’s content. As a general rule, select as large a container as possible. Small containers dry out more quickly and need daily watering. If you have a patio, a porch, or just some well lighted areas with space for potted plants.

Try these easy-to-grow potted plants:

  1. Aloe Vera
    Known for its ability to soothe burns and re-hydrate skin, and it’s one of the easiest potted plants to care for especially if you’re super busy. It requires several hours of direct sunlight and watering only twice per month to thrive. It is tolerant of climate changes but bring it inside during a freeze.
  2. Pole Beans
    Pole beans grow well in a large pot if they’re trained on a trellis or tepee made from bamboo poles. Plant the seeds 2 to 3 inches apart. The pot should be at least 14 inches high and the temperature of the soil should be at least 60 degrees.
  3. Carrots
    Plant seeds 1 to 2 inches apart in soil that’s at least 55 degrees. The pot should be at least 14 inches high because carrots have long roots.
  4. Companion Planted Herbs
    Select herbs that grow well together like oregano and thyme. Because they are both from the same Mediterranean climate they require similar conditions. Plant them in a shallow pot so that the soil will remain warm throughout. Herbs grow fast and should begin to be harvested in about a month.
  5. Lettuces
    You truly don’t even need to plant many varieties of lettuce in the ground at all and they often sprout all year round. They do need a lot of sun so move the pot around the house so that it’s constantly getting sunlight.

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  1. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Margaret

  2. Jason- I’m glad you’re helping to spread the word about container gardening- especially for those of us in tight or urban spaces. I actually do this and won a Martha Stewart “Green Thumb” contest where I was featured on her radio program because of my little container garden. I grow all kinds of things (herbs, berries, fruit trees, veggies) on my very skinny front balcony that I share with other tenants. It’s been such a great way to cook fresh and ensure at least part of the health factor of my food. I’ve kept a blog about it as well from the beginning. It shows the learning curve and perhaps some of your readers can gain some insight: http://gardeningspot.blogspot.com

  3. I have been growing carrots indoors for quite a while. Where I live it isn’t feasible to plant a garden outdoors, and they have still turned out very delicious!

  4. Nice site. I would like to share this article with my site visiters if your willng

  5. Hi Jason,

    You’ve got a great site here! Very well done! I’ll definitely bookmark you now!

    Thanks,
    Steve

  6. I have been growing Aloe Vera in the indoors. Now it has become a big plant and needs some cuttings. Nice post to share with others!

  7. Having lived is different parts of the United States and different countries around the world I’ve found different customs in regards to growing organics in the home. Living in South Texas has provided different uses of the Aloe Vera which can be grown in the home or found wild in many areas. With a intense climate of heat (100+ in Laredo)there have been many times a need to tread sunburn and associated situations.

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