Growing your own vegetables is a great way to help teach your kids about eating healthy. You don't have to have a big backyard to do it, though. You can grow vegetables indoors pretty easily as long as you have a spot inside that gets a lot of direct sunlight.
What You'll Need:
Bounty Paper Towels
First, you need to pick your vegetable seeds. There are several vegetables that can grow indoors; including cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, beans, carrots, and all kinds of leafy greens.
Picking the right container is important when you grow vegetables indoors. The containers you use will depend on what you are planting. Regular planter pots will work fine for vegetables like tomatoes and bell peppers. Green beans, carrots, and other vegetables that are typically grown in rows, will grow well in long narrow containers. Leafy greens should be planted in long, shallow pots. Make sure all of your planting pots are drain well.
Fill your pots with soil about 3/4 full. Add your seeds on top of the soil, spreading them out a couple inches apart. Add a layer of soil on top, about 1" deep. Place your potted vegetable seeds in a very sunny spot, like a windowsill or table, to receive full light for the majority of the day.
Water your plants regularly, and consider adding some all-natural plant food to help them grow. Use Bounty paper towels to clean up any water spills while watering your indoor garden. Before you know it, your indoor vegetable garden will be ready to harvest!