Starting your own little Fruit and Vegetable Garden!

Having your own little garden is an amazing idea!

Growing fruits and vegetables seems overwhelming to most people, but it’s actually much simpler than it sounds. All you need is a few square feet of the great outdoors, a water source, and a little time. Your grandparents did it, and so can you!

Starting a vegetable garden at home is an easy way to save money. Planting a garden with fruits and vegetables also gives you the pleasure of savoring a delicious, sun-warmed tomato fresh from the garden. In almost every case, the flavor and texture of varieties you can grow far exceed the best grocery store produce.

Plus, growing vegetables can be fun. It’s a great way to spend time with children or have a place to get away and spend time outdoors in the sun.

Learning what to plant in a garden with fruits and vegetables, and how to tend them for the best harvest, is probably easier than you think. If you plan it right, you can enjoy a beautiful garden full of the fruits of your labor — without having to spend hours and hours tending it. Planting a garden that includes vegetables and flowers means you’ve combined natural companions, and that can turn a potential eyesore into an attractive landscape feature.

To help you get started, here is the list of 9 most easy plants to grow at home!

  1. Lemons

lemons

Lemon trees can easily grow from a seed you get from the fruit, and they do well indoors in well-drained pots, but since they can grow up to 20 feet in height, you’re better off buying a dwarf lemon tree, like the Meyer lemon. Use a slightly acid, peat moss-based all purpose growing mix. Lemon trees like full sun, so southern exposure is the best. During the winter, they need 12 hours of light, so depending on your location, you may want to buy a grow light.

2. Lettuce 

lettuce plant

Lettuce is easy to regrow from scraps. Don’t throw out your leftovers, place the leaves in a bowl with a bit of water at the bottom. Keep the bowl in sunlight and mist the leaves with water a couple of times a week. You will notice roots begin to appear after 3 or 4 days. After the roots form, you can transplant the lettuce to the soil.

3. Celery

celery plant

this is one of the easiest foods to regrow. Place the base of the celery stalks in a bowl of warm water and keep the bowl in direct sunlight as long as you can everyday. The leaves will start to thicken and regrow. After this happens, you can transplant the celery to the soil.

3. Potatoes

potato plant

Take potato peelings that have eyes on them and cut them into two inch pieces. Allow the peelings to dry out overnight and plant them into four inches deep into soil.

5. Ginger

ginger plant

Ginger is easy to grow. Plant a spare piece of ginger root into the potting soil and make sure the buds are facing up. New shoots and new roots will begin to form in about a week.

6. Pineapples

pineapple plant

Cut the top off a pineapple and keep it in a container full of water. Keep the container in direct sunlight. If it is warm out, you can keep it outside the day and bring it inside at night. Change the water every other day and keep the container filled so that it is just above the base of the pineapple.

7. Garlic

garlic plant

Garlic is easy to regrow and can be done with just one clove. Take a clove and plant it with the roots facing down. Be sure to keep the plant in direct sunlight. When you notice new shoots cut them back, and it will produce a bulb.

8. Onions

onion plant

Cut the root of an onion and make sure you leave about half an inch of onion. Cover lightly with soil and keep in a sunny area. Change the water every few days and the green will continue to grow.

9. Cherries

cherry plant

Take the pit from a cherry and keep in a cold storage area for a few weeks so it can germinate. After a few weeks, plant the pit into the soil in a lidded container and keep it in the fridge. Leave for about 12 weeks and then transplant outside.

Happy Gardening!

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