Grow Your Own Vegetables at Home
There’s nothing better than growing your own vegetables and fruit in the garden and using them for recipes in your house. It always feels like a huge achievement and you end up having some of the most flavourful food you’ve ever tasted. Here are some of the vegetables you can look at growing in your garden this year which can bring you fresh produce for your meals.
One of the easiest vegetables you can start to grow right away in your garden are salad leaves. Anything from lettuce, rocket, cabbage and even spinach can be super simple and tasty when fresh out of the ground. If you want to be encouraged to eat better this year, there can be no better way than fresh and crisp leaves for your salads.
These tiny little bullets of flavor are amazing to add to any dish, and they can be really simple to grow at home. You can sow the seeds in the ground during the summer or grow them indoors before transferring them outside later in the year. You can get a mix of colors or just stick with the classic red, but either way, you will have some yummy veggies to add to meals.
One of the most beloved vegetables you can get your hands on are potatoes. Because they grow under the ground rather than above, you may think that they might be more difficult to grow in the garden, but they are actually very easy to grow. Plant potatoes in February in potato bags and when green shoots appear, you can cover them with compost. Remember to water them and after 10-20 weeks you should have some lovely potatoes to eat! Every top nutritionist loves potatoes for a healthy diet so these are definitely a must in your garden.
Onions & Garlic
Onions and garlic are very easy to grow, and you may already have some form of them in your garden already! Allium flowers are in the onion family, and they bloom in the summer with stunning blue or purple flowers. To grow garlic and onion you can simply place an onion bulb into the ground or a garlic clove and leave them to grow! They will be able to grow throughout summer before yielding a crop for you to pick!
Yes, tomatoes are a fruit, however, they go so well with the other vegetables on this list that we had to include them. Tomatoes are pretty easy to grow and there are many different varieties you can choose from. They will be able to grow on the ground or in a greenhouse and they are a really great crop for your kids to start off with!
There are so many amazing veggies and fruits you can grow in your garden this year or next year. You will be able to pick your crop and use them in salads, soups and sauces, and they will be the freshest and most juicy vegetables you have ever tasted.