It’s Easy To Grow Your Own Fruit And Veg When You Know How!
Do you know how to grow your own food? All you need to do is get a few large pots or containers (or even an old wooden box, an old tyre or even an old pair of jeans or boots!), fill them with good compost and Bob’s your uncle and Fanny’s your aunt!
It is starting to warm up which means that it is time to start thinking about what you are going to grow to eat. Think about your favorite vegetable and how cool it would be to grow your own. To grow your own veg can be very rewarding, eco-friendly and cheaper than buying from the shops. And you can put your kitchen waste to good use by turning it into compost to nourish your crops.
What To Grow?
As a guide line for beginners, the easiest vegetables to grow for yourself are potatoes, onions, lettuce, beans, peas, pumpkins, beetroot, carrot and cauliflower. Most of these can be grown in any decent size container, but the beans and peas will need some sort of structure to climb up. Click here to check out the Wikaniko Veg Companion Plant Guide article!
And herbs are also easy to grow as many of them keep coming back year after year, try thyme, mint, sage, chives and oregano. Generally speaking, the herbs prefer full sun and they tolerate less water because of the oils in the leaves. Click here to check out the Wikaniko Herb Companion Plant Guide article!
You can even grow many cool vegetables and herbs quite easily in the kitchen (preferably near a south facing window). If you are anything like me then you will love being able to pick off a couple fresh chillies to throw in a curry fresh from the plant!
Rhubarb is also easy to grow (and hard to get rid of!). And things like apple trees and cherry trees can be very rewarding. Even if you have just a small garden you can still get fruit trees on a dwarfing rootstock so they do not grow too big and you can keep them in containers. They will need a bit of maintenance and care throughout the year but definitely worth the grafting.
Now You Know How To Grow Your Own Food! Hungry For More?
As always, I would love to hear your comments below (or if they are not there then click on the comments link at the top of this post to view them). Let me know about what you are growing. Now do you know how to grow your own food?