This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.
Welcome to Just Vertical | We make indoor farms for every person, every space, and every situation.

Looking for a larger-scale farm? We got you. Click to see our commercial and custom farms.

🚚 Free shipping on all orders $80+

3 Best Dishes To Grow With Your Own Homegrown Produce

Cooking with vegetables from your indoor garden is a great way to get the most out of your plants. Not only are you getting fresh, healthy food, but you're also reducing your carbon footprint by lowering your reliance on grocery stores. In this blog post, we will discuss three dishes that are easy to make and taste great.

We'll also show you how to cook with the food you grow in your own indoor vertical garden!

Why Grow Your Own Food to Cook With?

There are many reasons to grow your own food, but one of the best is that you know exactly what has gone into it. You can control the quality of the soil, the amount of water, and the amount of sunlight that your plants receive. This means that you can be sure that your food is as healthy as possible.

Another great reason to grow your own food is that it tastes better. When you know how it was grown and what went into it, you can appreciate the flavor more. Plus, there's nothing like eating a meal that you've grown yourself!

Finally, growing your own food is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. By not having to rely on grocery stores, you're cutting down on the amount of transportation required to get your food to you. This means that you're doing your part to help the environment!

What are the Benefits of Cooking With Your Own Food?

You can grow food that you can't get at the grocery store! There are lots of fruits and vegetables out there that can't survive the modern supply chain ie. taking more than 2 weeks (and sometimes months) to get from the farmers field to your plate

By cooking with food you are growing yourself you get to taste and try lots of different flavours you didn't even know exist. My personal favourite is Wasabi Arugula - a type of mustard greens that has a really strong horseradish-like flavour.

Also did you know there are over 200 different kinds of basil you can try? That's a lot of different pesto recipes to experiment with!

You get to learn new cooking techniques. Indoor gardening gives you the perfect opportunity to not only add some positive effects to your home but also you get to expand your skill set!

Additionally, it is a fun and satisfying experience to cook with food that you have grown yourself!

Is it Hard to Grow Enough Food to Feed my Family?

No, it is not hard to grow enough food to feed your family. All you need is a little bit of space. Yep, that’s it! Indoor gardens are becoming more and more popular, as they allow people to grow their own food without taking up a lot of space. Additionally, there are many resources available online and in libraries that can help you get started with growing your own food.

Using an indoor growing system you can easily grow 12+ plants in under 3 square feet. I always recommend you plant some staples (my house goes through tons of basil!) and mix in a few new varieties you've never tried before to keep things fun and entertaining.

Is growing your own food better for you?

Yes, growing your own food is better for you! Not only are you getting fresh, healthy food, but you're also reducing your carbon footprint by not having to rely on grocery stores. In addition, when you grow your own vegetables, you can control the amount of pesticides and herbicides that are used, as well as ensuring that the plants are healthy and rich in nutrients. This results in tastier, healthier, cleaner food you can be proud of putting on your table

What are some easy recipes to make with homegrown vegetables?

There are many easy recipes that you can make with vegetables from your indoor garden. Some of our favourites include: sauteed kale, air fryer peppers, and caprese salads. These dishes are all packed with flavor and nutrition, and they're simple to make

Caprese Salad Recipe


  • Fresh tomatoes

  • Fresh mozzarella cheese

  • Basil leaves

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Balsamic vinegar

  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella cheese into bite sized pieces.

  2. Layer the tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil leaves on a plate.

  3. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.


This recipe is so easy and only requires a few ingredients. It is the perfect way to show off the fresh produce from your indoor garden!

Air Fryer Peppers Recipe


  • Serrano peppers, hot peppers (or any other pepper you love growing in your indoor garden)

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Cut the peppers into thin slices.

  3. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Place the peppers in the air fryer basket in a single layer.

  5. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until they are tender and slightly charred.Enjoy!

These air fryer peppers are a great way to use up any extra peppers from your indoor garden.

Sautéed Kale Recipe


  • One bunch of kale, washed and dried

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Garlic cloves, minced

  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. Add the kale to the skillet and drizzle with olive oil.

  3. Add the garlic cloves and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Cook for about five minutes, or until the kale is wilted and tender.


This sautéed kale recipe is a great way to use up any extra kale from your indoor garden. It is simple to make and only requires a few ingredients.

We hope you enjoyed these three easy recipes that you can make with vegetables from your indoor garden. Cooking with your own food is a great way to really get in touch with what you are putting on the dinner table. Give these recipes a try and let us know how they turn out! Happy cooking!

Do you love fresh, healthy food but don't have the time or space to garden?

Just Vertical is the perfect indoor garden for people who want to grow their own food. It's easy to use and looks great in any home. Plus, it helps the environment by using less water and energy than traditional gardening methods.

You'll be able to enjoy delicious, fresh fruits and vegetables all year round with Just Vertical. This amazing garden can grow anything from lettuce and herbs to strawberries and tomatoes. And it's so simple to use - anyone can do it!

Order your very own Just Vertical Indoor Garden today!



No more products available for purchase

Your cart is currently empty.