Best Fruits And Vegetables To Grow At Home During Isolation

May 13, 2020

Now that you’re stuck at home in isolation, you may have suddenly thought, “maybe I should try growing something in that raw space I have?” This inspiration motivates you to go online and find out what kind of fruits and vegetables you can possibly grow in your backyard or any other raw space in your home.

Some lucky people may have great soil in their yard that’ll allow them to grow practically any fruits and vegetables that are common in their area. If you tend to have warm weather for many months in your location, then plant fruit and vegetable plants that like warm weather. In the colder months, the plants that you’ve been able to germinate in containers can be brought indoors and raised using grow light fixtures or with light supplied from a closed glass window.

You may also grow your fruit and vegetable plants in containers so you can bring them indoors if the weather gets too cold for gardening.

As for the availability of the tools and seeds for your fruits and vegetables, you can easily source them from gardening sites that offer landscaping supplies and various other gardening tools. 

That being said, here’s a list of some fruits and vegetables that are ideal for gardening at home when isolated from the community: 

  1. Bell Peppers

To start off your gardening efforts, you may attempt raising bell peppers since these are an in-demand veggie. What's more, they are ideal for people who are just starting out on indoor farming. You might be surprised to know that bell peppers are actually a close relative of eggplants and tomatoes, considering they don’t look alike.

Bell peppers usually start out colored green on the mother plants, but it’ll eventually become a host of various colors. The mother plants prefer hot weather, making them ideal for the tropics or a roof garden.

  1. Cucumbers

You may want cucumbers because you can serve them as a side dish for many meat dishes. Others like to eat cucumbers because they’re crispy and juicy at the same time and can be enjoyed even when they’re raw. 

The cucumber plants may either be the bushy type or the type that grows from vines. If you opt for the vine-type, you may want to erect a sturdy trellis where the vines can climb and grow their fruit.

  1. Tomatoes

The key to growing any tomato plant variety is to choose the right season to grow them in. Tomatoes like warm weather, so it’s important to have the right timing when planting your tomatoes. Most people actually like raising tomatoes since these are adaptable to many dishes.

To grow your own tomatoes, you can go to the supermarket and farmers’ markets or you can look for seed packets you want to experiment with.

  1. Strawberries

Strawberries are a good fruit to attempt to grow since they can be eaten fresh from the mother plant. If you prefer, this fruit makes for a good breakfast addition to your oatmeal or as a dessert. 

Not many people know this, but strawberries actually do well as container plants. This means that they can also be grown indoors, provided you have the grow lights or strong sunlight to allow them to keep growing during the colder months. 

Other gardeners like to drape the strawberry plants on their own trellis so that the fruits have room to grow to their optimum size.

  1. Bananas

The common misconception about bananas is that they can only grow in hot tropical climates. However, even if your location tends to get really chilly in the colder months, you can still grow the dwarf variety of bananas indoors, especially if you have your own greenhouse in your yard or roof garden. 

Bananas are always in-demand so it would be great to have your own banana plant, no matter what season it is.

  1. Watermelon

This is another good example of a fruit plant that can grow well indoors or outdoors. You can grow them in containers with an overlying trellis where its vine can cling to. 

If you grow watermelon in the cold season, just remember to keep watering your watermelon plant regularly and put them under grow lights or near a window that gets plenty of sunlight. Doing so enables you to harvest after a couple of months. If you’ve ever eaten fresh watermelon, then you already know that its sweet flavor is what makes gardeners toil just to raise the perfect watermelon.

Final Takeaway

It’s not fun being stuck at home, unable to even take a quick walk around the block due to the isolation rule. But that’s okay since you can use your time alone to start growing fruits and vegetables in containers, in your backyard, or on a roof garden.

The key to growing any fruit or vegetable is to do your research first as to which fruit or vegetable varieties you’ll probably have the most successful gardening with.

If you tend to have warm weather for many months in your location, then plant fruit and vegetable plants that like warm weather. In the colder months, the plants that you’ve been able to germinate in containers can be brought indoors and raised under grow lights or with light supplied from a closed glass window. 

By doing so, you’ll always have the nicest fruits and vegetables to eat even if the atmosphere has gotten much colder or hotter. 

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