5 of the Easiest Garden Foods You Can Grow
Some of the easiest garden foods you can try to grow are also among the staples of most recipes. With some time and patience, you can grow anything. But consider trying these first.
Any Kind of Lettuce
Lettuces are among the simplest gardening ingredients because they don’t require much work. Of course, if you want to grow lettuces such as Romaine for your homemade Caesar salad recipe to enjoy with your meals, you will need to watch out for rabbits. Rabbits and other pests love lettuce. So you will need to put some work into deterring them. Lettuce will grow well if tended. But to deter pests, use netting, grow them in a cold frame, and away from brambles.
Garlic and Onions
Garlic and onions in any form are flavor enhancers like salt and pepper. But they also add something special to recipes. Additionally, and fortunately, they are among the easiest you can grow. All you need is somewhere deep to plant them since the roots need a lot of space. From there, you can just leave them alone as the shoots rise up and grow. Garlic is ready when the leaves turn yellow, and the onion should be picked before the leaves fall down and flop.
Berries are Among the Easiest Garden Foods
If you want something beautiful, very easy, and special when picked, then look no further than berries. In particular, blackberries and raspberries. These are grown on brambles, and as such, they don’t get many things eating them. Some birds do, but the prickly stems deter many creatures. And as for tending them, they look great in a garden and should be left alone. Of course, water them in a drought. But local rain, according to your climate, should be enough.
Tomatoes, Of Course
Further to climates, you need the perfect climates for certain things. And one of these is tomatoes. Yet we all try to grow them. And it is possible if you treat them well. All they need is warmth and water. And you need to pay attention to them. But that’s about it. However, you need to also use really good quality soil. If you are growing in a country like the UK, then you need to grow your tomatoes in a shaded but warm spot. A greenhouse is probably best.
Bell and Chili Peppers
Peppers are also very easy to grow with little effort on your part. However, like tomatoes, they require somewhere warm, as close to their natural environment as possible. Mexico and Peru are where chilies originate. And as you know, the climate of these nations is much different than the rest of the world. Yet you can grow them indoors, even in winter, if you have a heated setup. But you should plant them in March to catch the increased sun if you want to do it outside.
Some of the easiest garden foods you can grow at home are also the best. Some of these include lettuce of any kind, blackberries and raspberries, and even bell and chili peppers.
- Lisa has been blogging since 2013, and loves sharing resources and ideas for living a simple life. To get free printables, bonus words, and more - sign up for the newsletter.
Thank you for sharing this excellent home gardening information, nothing tastes as delicious as home-grown fruits and vegetables
We have a garden every year and love having fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, okra, etc. but we have never been able to grow carrots or lettuce successfully.
I bought a greenstalk and am trying to grow tomatoes, green beans and zucchini. I really want to try growing berries. You’ve inspired me. Thanks for sharing!