5 Super Easy Foods to Grow in YOUR Garden

The weather is finally getting nicer. Maybe you’re heading out to your garden to do some digging, fertilizing, and planting. Maybe you absolutely hate spending all that time on the ground digging up dirt. That’s OK too! But how can you turn your garden into something that produces delicious food? Well you don’t need to be a master green thumb to grow these 5 foods!

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Basil   

Basil is the easiest thing to grow in your indoor or outdoor garden! Having this fresh herb in your garden provides an aromatic smell that is incredibly pleasant.  Basil will grow fast in the summer months. Plants need about 6-8 hours of sunlight a day, so look for somewhere the plant can get afternoon shade. 

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Tomatoes

Fresh grown tomatoes added into our evening salad is a summer staple, and luckily growing them is relatively easy! Plant your plant deep so that 2/3 of the plant is underground. Water well if you’re using a pot - make sure it drains well. You’ll want about 6 hours of sunlight a day. As the plant grows you may need a tomato cage to support the stalk. 

Radishes

Radishes grow really quickly and are a great root veggie to add in your salad, or to eat with a sprinkle of salt as an appetizer. Sow the seeds in a garden bed, keep the soil moist, and make sure they get 4-6 hours of sun a day. 

Cucumbers

Cucumbers are great for growing in the summer. Cucumbers will grow vertically, so planting in a container is preferred. Water them, let them grow in the sun, and you’ll have tasty crispy cucumbers for your summer salad! 

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Green Beans

For a plant that will yield yummy snacks all Summer, look no further than green beans! Beans can be planted as bushes (give them 2 inches between plants) or grown up trellises. Plants that can grow up on stakes tend to have more beans. Water your plants regularly, and you’ll have beans in no time! Sow them every two weeks for optimal growth. 

 

 

Those are some of the easiest foods to grow. What do you grow over the summer? Let us know in the comments!