Grow Your Garden & Eat It Too
Growing your herbs and vegetables can be a
a fun way to start a garden and add healthy, homegrown ingredients to your meals.
Many types of herbs and vegetables are easy for beginners who are still
learning how to grow a garden and can be enjoyed freshly picked from the garden
or cooked in your recipes.
Bush beans are a familiar summer favorite for their
fresh flavor and crunch. They are easy to grow in well-drained soil in an area
where they will receive total sun exposure. You can sow these seeds once every
few weeks for a continual summer harvest. Bush beans also provide many
nutrients, including vitamins A, K, and C, and potassium and iron.
Carrots are healthy and straightforward perennials.'
favorite for beginning gardeners. You can plant carrots in the spring as soon
as You can work the soil. They also contain significant amounts of beta-carotene,
which is essential for a healthy immune system, and healthy skin and vision.
Since carrots are perennials, they can be harvested year after year.
Lettuce is the perfect staple vegetable that is
also easy to grow. Great for salads and sandwiches, there are many different
varieties of lettuce that can quickly be grown. Green leafy types of lettuce
are exceptionally nutrient-dense and supply vitamins A, K, and C. Lettuce, grow
best in colder weather, so it is best to plant in fall and spring. Lettuce can
be sowed once every few weeks to allow for a continual harvest.
Burning bush shrubs is a natural beauty in the garden in the fall.
Dill is a highly versatile herb with leaves
that is sweet and soft and seeds that have a slightly bitter and citrus
Taste. The herb is natural to use when it's fresh or when it's dried. Dill seeds
will thrive best in warmer temperatures, in soil between 75 - 80 degrees
Thyme is another herb that is simple to grow in
an area that will receive large amounts of sunlight. Thyme is typically used
as a flavoring for soups and stews, but it can also pair well with fruit.
Herbs and vegetables are perfect garden plants to
start with for learning how to grow a garden. These garden
plants are simple to grow and can be helpful for cooking and seasoning. Starting
with these plants will ensure that you can have your garden and
eat it, too.
How to begin thinking about growing a garden
You've done it. You've finally made enough space
where you can have your garden. You have decided to have one of those
backyards (or front yards) where you can be proud of, and when your friends
come over, you can show off your gardening skills. But, it's not that easy. No, not only do you need to have enough space, but you need to develop
steps to plan your gardening.
First, break down what kind of garden you want to
have. Not only are there tons of different types of plants to choose from, but
there are many kinds of gardens that you can grow. For the sake of time,
let's break them down into edible or non-edible plants. Both serve their
purposes, and thankfully, you can do both! Edible, of course, has a high function in the sense that you can eat what you grow, so there is no
wasted space. Non-edible garden plants are great for decoration and can keep
most critters at bay.
Something to think about before you plant
anything: what kinds of plants live symbiotically with each other? A symbiotic
relationship, especially when talking about garden plants, can be detrimental
to your plant's health. For example, if you plant chilies next to flowering
plants, deer and other creatures will be less likely to eat those flowering
plants because of the chili's presence. Buy quality garden plants online at
Steps to plan your gardening:
1. Make enough room for whatever you want to
plant. Make sure you think outside of the box. You can always have plants in
hanging baskets or construct vertical trellises for edible and non-edible plants.
2. What kind of construction do you need to
protect your plants? Are you going to need to build boxes or fences to keep the
plants in and the animals out?
3. How much space are you going to need?
Sometimes, plants that you wouldn't expect get very large and can kill other
plants because there isn't enough room.
4. Most important: keep in mind what the plants
need regarding light, water, and shade. I had to learn this the hard way
with basil. Darn San Francisco weather.
Over time, you will have mastered all of the
steps above, and you can make smooth and swift decisions on what kinds of garden
plants you want to have. But understand that it takes a lot of practice,
patience, and persistence to get it just right and have a garden that you
can indeed be proud of. And always remember: gardening is suitable for your soul and