Indoor Gardening 101: Endless Possibilities

Here are some of our favorite types of plants to grow indoors.

You Really Can Grow Anything

Modern indoor gardens can provide food, flowers and experiences that were impossible in years past without your own personal greenhouse. Here are our favorite five indoor gardens:

Fresh Herbs

The ability to grow fresh culinary herbs, right in the kitchen, in large enough quantities to actually cook with, is a fairly recent development. Several AeroGarden models fit well on the kitchen counter, and produce amazing results. In a recent test, a standard AeroGarden, with no extra care, produced $150 worth of fresh basil in just 4 months, versus buying that basil at the store. That's a lot of garden-fresh pesto!

Salad Greens

Few things are more fun than picking fresh lettuce from an indoor garden and enjoying it moments later in a salad or on a sandwich. Salad greens grow quickly and are easy to tend. The ease of growth makes it fun to try spicy specialty lettuces like arugula or tatsoi that are often unavailable in stores. Or grab some kale and make a delicious and healthy smoothie anytime of the year.

Tomatoes & Peppers

Our large capacity gardens like the Bounty and Farm provide more light, more height and bigger reservoirs that allow indoor gardeners to grow garden-fresh vine-ripened tomatoes and peppers all year round. With jalapeño, thai and chili peppers Seed Kits, these gorgeous green, red and purple peppers produce abundant fruits all year round, making it easy to add a little heat (or a lot!) to any meal. If you're not a fan of spicy peppers, try sweet bell peppers, shishito or poblano peppers for tons of flavor and no sweating.

Delicious Vegetables

You're not just limited to tomatoes and peppers with AeroGarden! You can literally grow anything, though you may have to transfer it to a soil bed later. Eggplant, broccoli, whatever you and your family love! If you have your own seeds, use our Grow Anything Seed Pod Kit to grow them in your AeroGarden and you'll be all set.

Beautiful Flowers

Most houseplants don't flower; there just isn't enough light. That's why the majority of flowers you see in homes are cut flowers – grown in a greenhouse and bought at a store, bringing beautiful colors into the home for a few days before hitting the trash can or compost bin. With an AeroGarden, you can enjoy a blooming indoor flower garden all year round. Our favorite? Cascading Petunias. They're a beautiful, flowering bouquet with pink, purple and white blooms.