If you are planning to have a healthier new year than you have had previously, then now can be the time to start planning what you will do. From exercising more to eating better, there are plenty of things that you can do to make your new year be healthier than it has been. One of those ways is to start to grow your own food at home. Of course, it can be a while until you have enough to use for every meal. But there are some things that are fairly easy to grow, and can make a great addition in a family kitchen. So here is a quick guide to what you can grow at home; will you give any of them a try?
Tomatoes are full of flavor and nutrients, and are one of the top ten things to grow at home. They can be grown indoors, as well as outdoors, so there is a variety for whatever your home or garden situation looks like. They are also really easy to source from local farms or grocers.
Buying herbs can be pretty expensive, especially if you buy fresh herbs and buy a lot of them to flavor your meals. They can also have some great medicinal benefits, so are a good choice to start growing from home. Like tomatoes, they can be grown indoors as well a outdoors, and they don’t need very much space to grow. To help them keep growing you do need to think about not pulling the whole plant when you go to pick it, and just using the leaves. So if you’re thinking of going down the herb route, then it could be worth looking up how to harvest parsley without killing the plant, as well as other herbs, for example. It will save you money and make your meals better in no time.
Bell peppers are some of the tastiest vegetables, especially when they are eaten raw. So they are great to have as part of an effort to live a healthier lifestyle. Left to grow, bell peppers can turn from green to yellow, to red or purple, just depending on the variety and how long you leave them for. They are straightforward to grow.
If you like your food with a bit of a kick (and spice can be good for weight loss), then it is worth looking at growing chillies at home. They are pretty durable and can be grown both indoors and outdoors. The chilli plant you choose will likely go from green to red, depending on the variety. One plant will produce quite a lot of chillies, so they can be a cost-effective route to go down.
Growing a couple of cucumber plants will easily provide enough cucumbers for a family. They grow quite a lot and are one of the easiest plants to grow. You may need a fair bit of space for them to grow, though, as their trailing vines can spread over a garden.