Indoor VeggiesSubmitted by 2cb on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 21:40
This is a post for people that may want to grow veggies for salads indoors under fluorescent lights, or in a southern window. The best veggies I have found to grow under low light conditions are:
1. Swiss Chard / Spinach
2. Radishes (leaves edible too)
3. Jalapeno Peppers
Those 3 things also provide a good amount of nutrients, and make a spicy salad, and add important things to your diet if you can't get trusted fresh veggies in the winter. I grow enough indoors at 60degN to provide a fresh salad every day.
I add Aloe Vera on occasion just because I happen to grow it as a medicinal plant, but I don't eat to too much, just a little section now and then as I prune it. I also eat San Pedro cactus as a fresh vegetable (tastes like cucumber), but it's very slow growing, but on the other hand, it requires almost no care ... just a little here and there.
Mushrooms (there are many kinds: Oyster, Shiitake, etc) are also very worthwhile growing indoors, and are very easy to grow (just some misting with a spray bottle now and then), providing many abundant harvests from whatever medium they are growing on.