Growing own food is a great way to both eat healthier and save some money on your shopping list. VR Gardens wants to help everyone start of cooking straight from the soil with our list of easy food to grow in your garden.
Tomatoes are really easy to grow especially if you opt for a bush variety that won’t need any training or extra care. All these guys need is a bit of heat, feeding, and watering.
2. Leafy Greens
Varieties such as basil, coriander, lettuce, mustard, red kale, rocket, and spinach are known as cut and come again plants, meaning you can harvest the outer, older leaves while letting the centre of the plant grow new leaves. Very convenient as you don’t need to replant as regularly.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to grow your own cut and come again salads you should check out the Royal Horticulture Society’s blog.
Early potatoes are a great choice for at garden growing as they grow faster than other varieties. Early potatoes can also be grown mess free in pots or large tubs. You can start growing then in a frost free area in February or outside later in March and you’ll know they’re ready to eat once they start to flower.
Herbs are a great addition to any recipe and taste even better when picked straight from your own garden. Easy to plant in pots or directly in the ground, you’ll find yourself pricking fresh sprigs of chives and rosemary on the daily.
Rhubarb is another easy food to grow in your garden. Pick up a starter plant at your local nursery or garden centre and plant it in a well drained area with direct sunlight. Just remember to give your rhubarb a year to fully establish before harvesting any of the stalks.
If you’re like us and are partial to some summertime strawberries and cream, having your own personal supply of fresh strawberries is the perfect idea. You can plant your seeds directly in the soil or opt for a hanging basket. A variety that will last you all through summer until the first cold frost, is the Flamenco variety. You can also protect your juicy berries from early frost with some fleece or cloche.
With this list of easy food to grow in your garden you’ll be digging up fresh goodies to serve to the family in no time. Leave us a comment letting us know what delicious fruits, vegetables, and herbs you love to grow at home. We’re always on the lookout for new plants to add to our gardens!
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