Growing your own vegetables is a very rewarding experience. It can be a fun, inexpensive hobby that provides you with delicious and nutritious food. Just think of how amazing it would be to feed your family with fresh organic vegetables right from your own garden! Gardening may seem daunting to people who have never tried it, but there are many vegetables that you can grow very easily right at home even if you are not an experienced gardener!
Growing your own sprouts is quite easy, and you don’t need a whole lot of space; they can even be grown indoors. Sprouts may be small, but they are packed with nutrition, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes. Sunflower shoots, broccoli sprouts and pea shoots are all great options. In one 10×10-inch tray, you can harvest between one and two pounds of sunflower sprouts! You can store them in the fridge for about a week; they make a great topping for salads, sandwiches and wraps!
One cup of kale contains just around 30 calories, but it will provide you with seven times the daily recommended amount of vitamin K1, twice the amount of vitamin A and a day’s worth of vitamin C, plus antioxidants, minerals and much more. Kale grows all season long, but its flavor gets sweeter after a frost. This is a very hardy plant, as it can survive temperatures as low as 10° F, so be sure to keep it growing into the fall and winter. You can harvest your kale after about a month after planting.
3. Cherry tomatoes
Although cherry tomatoes are technically a fruit, they are very easy to grow. Cherry tomatoes are very hardy and are not very sensitive to temperature changes. Cherry tomatoes are great to add to your salads or to pack as snacks for the whole family. Just give your plants a nice sunny spot and support them with a stake or tomato cage and watch them grow!