Powerpots – Growing Food Indoors

The Great Indoors

There is a world of food you can grow indoors or on a balcony. In fact, some of our favourite foods prefer to be indoors.

Here are our best indoor potted plants:

Grapes indoors indoors. New Zealand
  • Kang kong
  • Mint
  • Shallots
  • Thai basil
  • Tumeric
  • Ginger
  • Choko – super easy to grow and has nutitrious leaves
  • Sweet Potato – edible leaves, pretty green and purple vine

Two great medicinal plants to grow indoors are Aloe Vera and Houseleek Sempervivum. They are both excellent salves if someone gets injured or and insect bite.

Indoor Plants with Impressive Stature

  • Sugarcane (big sunny corner plant – can cook with the leaves)
  • Taro (leaves as big as a coffee table)
  • Monstera Deliciosa (hardy and yummy – impressively big vine)
  • Dwarf Banana (even if it is slow to fruit you can use the leaves as food wraps)
  • Passionfruit (edible leaves)
  • Grapevine (edible leaves and fruit)
  • Fig
  • Olive (medicinal leaves)
  • Bunya

Our all time favourite has been our 11 year old potted Bunya which served tirelessly as our Christmas tree.

Don’t forget to sprout

Many people dismiss the obvious forms of nutrition. Sprouts are abundant in vitamins.

New-Again Food Revolution

Come and learn how to grow food from the groceries you buy.  Learn to how to select the best pieces of sweet potato [Kumura], ginger, cardamom and turmeric. Sprout cuttings and seeds to make new plants from the ones food you buy. Growing food indoors is simple and rewarding.

Taking Indoor Food Production To The Next Level

Here’s the simplest indoor worm farm made from an old water filter. It supplies fertiliser to indoor food plants. It is a convenient closed nutrient loop system. Nutrients go in as scraps and come out as liquid fertiliser.

We up-cycled a water filter. Now it grow shallots on top and worms underneath. The worms love eating coffee grinds and banana skins. The system has no odour. We loved it so much we have since moved on to a bigger indoor worm farm made in a re-purposed kitchen bin.