Top Ten Foods To Grow

The best kinds of gardens are gardens that give something back—like food. Growing your own fruits and veggies can be surprisingly easy and, when that first harvest comes around, incredibly satisfying. So, thinking about planting some produce of your own? Here are a few suggestions:

Cucumber

  1. Cucumbers—these veggies are incredibly versatile and can grow either on a vine or a bush.
  2. Peppers—add a little spice to your cooking! Peppers are great for making salsa, salads, or just adding in to any main course. As long as they get some sun, they are super easy to grow.
  3. Tomatoes—once the weather gets warm, tomato plants will explode (as long as you give them enough water). One plant can bear a huge amount of fruit for you to eat fresh or can.
  4. Cilantro—if you have a low, wide bowl, you can grow cilantro. This herb grows quickly and can be continually planted every few weeks.

    Swiss Chard

    To read more about the health
    benefits of Swiss Chard, see: http://thefeistyorganics.blogspot.com/2012/09/
    swiss-chard-four-health-benefits.html

  5. Basil—Genovese basil is great for pesto, bruschetta, salads, and more. You can grow it in a pot or in an herb garden if you have the space.
  6. Sage—Tricolor sage doesn’t just smell good; it tastes good, too! One of the more common herbs in cooking, it’s a great plant to have on hand and fresh.
  7. Strawberries—Naturally grown (and pesticide free) strawberries come in a number of varieties. Some bear fruit seasonally, and others are “everbearing,” or year-round.
  8. Leaf Lettuce—if you like salads, try a leaf-lettuce. All greens are high in fiber, but leaf varieties of lettuce are both pretty and sweet if picked early.
  9. Swiss Chard—this is easy to grow in both pots and beds. Chard adds great flavor to a number of dishes. It’s production season is long, too, so you can enjoy in for more than just a few weeks.
  10. Lacinato Kale—the health benefits to this hardy green are undeniable. Packed with fiber and other vitamins and it’s tasty, too!
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About Alex Holt

I am a local artist from Brooklyn, NY. I love art, design, books, photography, gardening and blogging.
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