Grow tent is an awesome asset for an indoor gardener. Grow tent provides the most accurate and optimal environment for your plants. Grow tent can solve the most important problems for indoor gardeners like temperature, lighting, and humidity. In other words, you can control the weather for your indoor garden.
You can grow plenty of plants in a grow tent. You can even build your own little vegetable garden in a grow tent. From herbs and microgreens to salad greens, dwarf verities of tomatoes, beans, and strawberries are very easy to grow in a grow tent.
First, you need to choose a good-sized grow tent if you really want to grow plenty of veggies. You can use a small-sized grow tent for a small herb garden, but for veggies like tomatoes, pepper, and beans, you will need a good-sized grow tent. Here are 4 best grow tents you can buy on Amazon for growing veggies.
Note: You cannot use topsoil of your garden to grow veggies in a grow tent. Potting soil is necessary to grow. You can also make your own potting soil or buy it in bulk from here. Potting soil is very cheap if you buy in bulk.
20 best veggies to grow in a grow tent.
Growing tomatoes indoor is not a very easy task. For tomato plants, you will need a slightly bigger tent. You cannot just grow 10 or 20 of tomato plants in a grow tent. But you can still grow few plants of dwarf varieties of tomatoes.
And believe me, if you take good care of your plants, few will be enough for your whole family. And let’s not forget, you can grow tomatoes a whole year, in a controlled environment of grow tent without worrying about winter.
Here are a few varieties of dwarf tomatoes (these varieties only grow 7 to 10 inches in height) you can easily grow in your grow tent:
- Yellow Canary
- Yellow Dwarf
- Orange Hat
Just fill your container with potting soil, plant your seedling and put it in the grow bag.
Carrot is very easy to grow. In fact, this veggie is very beginner-friendly. You can grow carrots directly from seeds, seedlings or regrow from store-bought carrots. Because carrots grow underground, so you will need a bigger pot or grow bag. One foot deep and the one-foot wide container would be ideal to grow carrots.
Mushroom is an excellent choice for a beginner indoor gardener. In a few days, you can easily have an indoor garden full of mushrooms. Mushrooms are very fast growing. Small-sized mushroom a growth time of only 2 to 3 days. A big size mushroom (size of the plate) only takes 10 to 15 days.
4: Green Beans.
Green bean plants grow very tall and very fast. Pick a container, pot or grow bag to sow the seeds of green been, or plant a seedling. Use potting soil, instead of topsoil. Potting soil can provide plenty of nutrients to your plants for weeks, and the topsoil of the garden cannot provide even for a few days.
5: Bell Pepper.
Bell pepper plants are extremely easy to grow in a grow tent. If you want to try different varieties of bell pepper, I suggest you sow the seeds and grow different varieties. Or you can buy some seedlings from a nursery and start with that.
Going with seedlings can save you the time of a few days, but you cannot grow so many different varieties and you cannot buy seedlings in winter. For varieties and winter bell pepper, you have to choose seeds.
We use ginger in almost every curry we make. It is also very easy to grow. You can even grow ginger from store-bought. Here is how to regrow ginger from store-bought:
Firstly, wash the pieces of ginger with water. Because they use some kind of growth inhibitor to increase the shelf life of ginger. Now plant that bulb in a container or grow bag fill with potting soil. Give water to that bulb (no overwatering for indoor plants).
Like ginger, onion is also a very important ingredient for dishes. Onion is also a member of superfoods. Grow bags are great to grow onion in a grow tent. Or if you wanted to grow in a pot, choose a deep pot with a drainage hole.
A drainage hole is necessary for all the veggies. Start to grow onion from seeds or seedlings. When the green stalk of onion is 6 inches, its time to harvest onions.
Beets are easy to grow in pots or grow bags. Deep and bigger pots or grow bags would be a great choice for growing beets. A growing method of beets is the same as other veggies.
A container filled with potting soil is all you need to grow beets. Use seeds or seedlings of beets to grow the cure of blood pressure in a grow tent.
If you want vitamin C, folate and potassium in your salad, grow radish at any time of year inside the grow tent. In 25 to 30 days, you can harvest the crop of radish.
Radish plants are moisture-loving plants, so keep watering them. Use your finger to check the moisture level of soil, if it feels a little dry, water the plants.
Here are a few salad greens you can grow in a grow tent:
There are different varieties of spinach are available in the market. These varieties are named as savoy (wrinkly leaves) semi-savoy (less wrinkly leaves) and smooth (smooth looking leaves).
These varieties are very easy to grow in a grow tent. Spinach is very easy and fastest green to grow indoor. Grow spinach directly from seeds.
Lettuce is like a must ingredient of salad. Growing lettuce is a very easy process. You can even grow lettuce and spinach in plastic bottles.
You can also grow lettuce from store-bought lettuce from the bottom part. Put the bottom of lettuce in a glass filled with water. In a few days, roots will appear. Now plant this part in a container filled with potting soil.
Kale and spinach grow great together. They also serve the same purpose in dishes. Like spinach, you can easily grow kale from seeds.
Select a slightly bigger pot, container, grow bag or plastic bottles to sow the seeds of kale. Again use potting soil to grow. Kale is also a moisture-loving plant. So don’t let the soil fully dry.
This one is also a great addition to your salad green garden. Arugula is easy to grow indoors, because of its love of cold temperature.
Fill your container with potting soil and sow the seeds of arugula. Water the seeds and watch them grow. Mature plants give you multiple harvests. So harvest the bigger leaves and leave the smaller leaves to grow.
14: Swiss Chard
Swiss chard is a very hardy crop you can grow. The plants of swiss chard are very tough. That’s makes it perfect for beginner gardeners. The growing process is the same as growing kale or spinach.
15: Mustard Green
This one is not very common green but still a very great addition in your salad green garden. Mustard green is very beneficial. This green is very rich in iron. You can use them in a salad or make a very old traditional dish.
Here are a few herbs you can grow in a grow tent for your indoor herb garden.
Basil is a very common herb out there. Growing basil is a very easy process. You can buy some seeds or seedlings of basil to grow them in a grow tent.
You can also regrow the cuttings of basil from the supermarket. Small size pot or plastic bottle and potting soil can do the trick.
Rosemary is also very easy to grow from the store-bought cuttings. You can also buy the rooted cuttings from the nursery. Here is the complete method of growing store-bought cuttings.
Choose a few green cuttings of rosemary and remove all the leaves except a few at the top of the cuttings. Now put these cuttings in a glass of water. After a few days, roots will appear. Now plant these rooted cuttings in the soil.
There are so many varieties of mint, that are available in the market like peppermint, spearmint, apple mint, orange mint, and banana mint.
Keep the pot of mint away from other herbs. Because mint plants can spread in every corner of your garden. You can also grow this refreshing herb from store-bought cuttings.
Growing Parsley is a very easy process. You can grow parsley in pots, grow bags or in plastic bottles. Growing directly from seeds is ideal for this herb. Parsley is a must member of the herb garden and must ingredient of so many dishes.
Thyme is also a great addition to your herb garden. If you want your herb garden to look cool, grow herbs in mason jars. Do not overwater any of your herbs. Use your finger to determine the level of moisture in the soil. If the soil feels dry, only then water your herbs.
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