There’s no denying that, thanks to lockdown, gardening is back in vogue, especially when it comes to growing your own food. If want to take a bite out of something you’ve grown from scratch, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t give it a try. You don’t need an enormous garden to get started with fruit and vegetables, even those in flats can get involved! Food can be grown on...
- Raised beds
- Flower beds
- Window stills
As long as you have sunlight, a vessel to hold soil, and access to water, you’re sure to be able to grow some kind of vegetable.
Therefore, don’t be put off if you’re struggling for space, gardening can be enjoyed by everyone! Here are our top tips for all those beginners starting to get their hands dirty…
Start with the vegetables you love
While beginners are always going to be drawn to the easier varieties of fruit and vegetables, don’t forget to factor in personal taste too. It’s the food that you love which will inspire you to care for them, especially during those early months when you’re staring at nothing but tiny stalks and leaves.
Therefore, look at this list of easy to grow veg and ask yourself: what would I like to eat the most?
- Bush tomatoes
- Salad leaves
- Swiss chard