Gardening can be a fun activity and growing your own produce can be an extremely gratifying experience. If you grow some of your own food, it can decrease your carbon footprint since you will be living more sustainable. Plus, it is a lot more cost-effective than buying veggies from the market!
Whether you live in an apartment in the city, or a house with a backyard in the suburbs, there are plants that you can grow in your home. Below is a list of plants that are easy to grow and require minimal maintenance if you’re just getting started with gardening:
Tomatoes come in many varieties, so choose one depending on where you are growing it. They can be grown in containers or outside. This spring and summer fruit can only be grown one plant per pot. Look for more detailed instructions on your seed label for your choice of tomato.
Plant carrots in loose rock-free soil in either a deep pot or a plot of soil. Sow the seeds 2 to 3 inches apart; for pots, look for shorter carrot varieties. Plant carrots in fall or winter; they will be ready to harvest in roughly 10 weeks.
This leaf is quick to grow in cooler climates. It can be harvested multiple times during this season. You can grow lettuce in your backyard or in a wide planter. The seeds should be placed at least 4 inches apart to leave sufficient room for them to grow.
4. Green Beans
Beans grow upward so they can be easily planted in a pot. Pick a sunny spot to place a large pot and insert a wooden trellis for the beans to grow on. Your plant will yield the crop within a few weeks!
5. Red Peppers
These warm weather plants not only look beautiful but make a delicious addition to any meal! Grow the plants one per pot for bigger varieties and 2 to 3 per pot for smaller varieties; place the pot in a sunny spot in your home and watch the plant flourish.
These crunchy and delicious root vegetables thrive throughout the summer. Grow them in deep pots or directly in the ground; they grow fairly quickly. Plant them 3 inches apart and harvest them when the leaves have fully breached the surface.
Spinach grows great in pots! It is a no-fuss plant that can grow in a partially shaded area practically anywhere. Use a wide rather than deep pot and place it on any windowsill in the house. This plant is one of the easiest to grow for beginners.
This plant grows better directly in the ground rather than in a pot but that doesn’t mean it is impossible. Plant broccoli one plant per pot; the pot needs to be very deep to be effective. The plant grows in early spring and will be ready to harvest in 10 to 13 weeks!
We hope the simplicity showcased for growing these vegetables inspires you to start your own little home farm!