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Grow Vegetables Indoors During a Quarantine

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Being quarantined indoors doesn’t mean you are stuck with frozen or canned food for weeks. There are handfuls of fresh vegetables and greens that can be grown indoors. Some greens are incredibly easy to grow and you should have all the required tools in the kitchen.

Here are three crunchy, green, fresh greens that are just a week away from harvest from the comfort of your home.

3 Vegetables to Grow Indoors

Mung Bean Sprouts

  • Time to harvest: 5-8 days
  • Materials: Organic dried mung beans, paper towels, plastic containers, tap water
  • Quick facts: Mung bean sprout contains 15x more Vitamin C and 3x more Folate than the bean itself. It is very low in fat and grows to 10x its original size.
  • Details: Guide to growing mung bean sprout indoors

Green Pea Shoots

  • Time to harvest: 7-14 days
  • Materials: Organic dried garden peas, paper towels, plastic containers, tap water
  • Quick facts: Pea shoots can double in Vitamin C as they grow – they are very rich in Vitamin C as well as Folate.
  • Details: Guide to growing pea shoots indoors

Alfalfa Sprouts

  • Time to harvest: 5-7 days
  • Materials: Organic alfalfa seeds, paper towels, plastic containers, tap water
  • Quick facts: Alfalfa sprouts contain Vitamin C, Magnesium, Riboflavin, Folate and protein. They are very low in fat and calories, and 2 cups only weigh about 65 grams.
  • Details: Guide to growing alfalfa sprouts indoors

Bonus: Regenerative Green Onions

growing green onions indoors
Green Onions – Trader Joe’s Tofu Container

Green onions will regrow its stalk if its roots have access to water. Just snip the base of the green onion and place the root into a small plastic container. Try to change the water every other day with tap water.

  • Time to harvest: 3-7 days
  • Materials: Green onion stalk, plastic container, tap water

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