Time to grow your own food!? This page is full of kitchen garden resources to give you a head start learning how to start an organic garden. Let’s dig in! 🙂
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Growing your own food in a kitchen garden is such a wonderful way to learn how to start a vegetable garden. Whether you’re growing vegetables in containers on the patio or in a backyard home vegetable garden, it will help you connect with your food in a way that buying it at the store just can’t do.
Simply put, grow food you love in your vegetable garden. Grow your favourite salad greens or smoothie ingredients. Pick veggies your family will love to eat. Grow edible flowers! If you grow something you love, you’re a lot more likely to stick with the whole vegetable garden thing.
If you’d like to start with a few common vegetables, here’s some easy crops perfect for vegetable gardening for beginners:
- The Top 5 Easiest Common Vegetables to Grow – familiar veggies for new gardeners
You don’t need a yard to grow a garden! It’s just as much fun growing vegetables in containers. If you’re living somewhere without a yard, or it’s too cold to grow anything outdoors right now, check out this post to get started:
Growing microgreens is the perfect way to get started gardening if you don’t have much growing experience. It’ll teach you how seeds germinate and sprout, helping you build confidence for when you grow full-size plants! Growing microgreens is the perfect way to start growing vegetables in containers.
Here’s some more vegetable garden ideas to get you started:
- The 5 best edible plants for a balcony garden
- How to grow sprouts in a mason jar
- How to grow organic kale
- How to grow wheatgrass indoors
- How to grow organic pumpkins
Check these vegetable garden ideas out and get growing!
Try these herb garden projects to grow your own culinary herbs!
There are numerous herb plants to add to your herb garden. Some are common culinary herbs that can be picked up as fully-grown herb plants at the grocery store. Others are a bit harder to find and must be grown from seed.
One of my favourite herb plants to grow is garlic! Garlic can be grown from plump organic garlic cloves from the grocery store. Here’s how you do it:
Homegrown organic garlic is one of the most rewarding herb plants to grow! Plus, homegrown garlic makes the best garlic powder. Who knew?
Here’s a great place to start:
Try growing your own herbs indoors to familiarize yourself with organic gardening before you plant a larger garden.
There are tons of ways to create your own herb garden. Here’s a fun way to start:
Fruit gardens are so much fun! Most fruit gardens focus on delicious perennial plants that produce yummy fruit year after year. It may take a few years for plants to become established, but once they do, you’ll be SO glad you planted them. Here’s a few ways to get your fruit garden started.
Fruit trees are under-utilized in urban settings. There are fruits that will grow easily in most temperate climates and environmental conditions. Where I live, plum and apple trees grow wild!
What kind of fruit trees love growing in your climate?
Why not try growing some berries in your fruit garden:
Every year I am so glad that I have strawberries to snack on in the garden.
Here’s a fun fruit garden project to combine fruit and berries into a productive perennial kitchen garden:
Try building your own berry walk or another type of fruit garden. It’s worth it!
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