Written by Dr. Sean Medlin and Dr. Krystal Czegus / Updated on June 20, 2018 / 0 comments
5. Bok Choy
Bok choy is a vegetable, also referred to as Chinese white cabbage, that you can grow early spring. It contains vitamins C and K and has higher concentration of beta-carotene and vitamin A than any other variety of cabbage. It also contains important nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and manganese. It’s leaves can be harvested when they’re about three inches tall. You can also wait until a head forms and harvest the whole plant at once.
Even fresh herbs can make your meals pop, although they’re expensive to purchase in the store. Fortunately, it takes very little space or skill to grow your own. You can even grow them on a windowsill. Some basic herbs to start with include basil, chives, cilantro, parsley, thyme, and dill.
7. Cherry Tomatoes
While regular tomatoes are relatively easy to grow, they can be sensitive to different temperatures. Cherry tomatoes are even easier. You’ll be rewarded with pints of the fruits that taste far superior to store-bought versions. They’ll be free of pesticides and fertilizers.
Cherry tomatoes like a sunny spot to grow, and you’ll need to tie them to a supportive stick or tomato cage as they grow.
Cucumbers grow quickly and easily. once you taste your homegrown version, you won’t want to go back to store-bought. These vines like to climb, so be sure to plant them near a trellis or fence. Most gardeners will plant these seeds only after the soil is warm.
Snap peas are another “vertical” grower, making them ideal when space is tight. Plant peas in early spring and plan to tie them to a small trellis. They will need support when they start to get tall.
Don’t let carrots intimidate you just because they grow below ground – they’re quite hearty and easy to grow for beginners. The seeds may take a few weeks to sprout and the carrots are usually ready to harvest in 46 to 65 days.
11. Edible Flowers
Finally, edible flowers, like nasturtium, add color to your garden and can add intense flavor to your meals. Plus, nasturtium is known to naturally repel pests. It takes about 1-2 weeks from planting for flowers to develop (simply snip the petals off for eating). These can even be grown indoors in pots.
- No tags here.
There are no post.