Being stuck in your own house most of the time, you have probably tried everything already. Played all the games you like, texted all your friends, watched all content available on Netflix, burned your skin off by laying in the sun for too long (do not forget to use sunscreen) and so on. Have you considered finding your inner gardener? It might be your undiscovered talent! Besides, it might contribute to your healthy lifestyle.
Knowing that not everyone has a garden we have chosen three vegetables that you can grow inside. There is one requirement: a window. Hopefully you own one.
Yes, you can grow them right on your windowsill. Sometimes we leave our vegetables laying around for way too long. When leaving a garlic bulb alone for a while or if you have placed it in the fridge you might notice that the garlic cloves (the little pieces inside of the bulb) sprout a little green foot at the end of it. Do not even try to toss it out! Plant that piece of garlic about 2 to 3 centimeters deep in a 10-centimeter-deep container. Fill the container with water and within a few weeks you will be able to own your own garlic greens!
It is recommended to harvest them when they are 22 to 25 centimeters long. Cut off what you need and leave the rest of it to continue growing. The quality of the spouting decreases when you cut them off but luckily it is super easy to grow one again.
Growing scallions is quite similar to growing garlic greens. By planting the whole or only the root end of a scallion in a container with water it will start revealing new parts of green. As soon as it has grown a couple centimeters you should move them to a shallow container filled with potting mix. This will make it possible for the scallions to continue growing. When they are ready you can harvest the tops (the green parts) and leave the bottom to regrow again in the container. However, you can also harvest the whole scallion.
First of all, order some seeds. Lettuce is a fast-growing vegetable, so it does not need a deep container to grow in. Think about a container which is 3 to 10 centimeters deep. Fill the container with soil and make sure it is slightly wet. Plant your seeds by gently pressing them into the surface of the soil. It is really important to keep the seeds moist. Believe it or not, within a week you will see the seeds growing. When the crops are 10 to 15 centimeters, they are ready to be harvested. If you want them to continue growing you should harvest by cutting or pulling off the greens leaving the center of the plant to grow. That’s it. Easy right?
If you do own a garden there are many more vegetables that you can grow yourself such as broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, avocado, et cetera. Do not hesitate to explore your inner-gardener and try out new things. Maybe it is more fun than you expected!