How can you grow vegetables with a small garden?
There’s no better way to eat healthy, save money and make the most of your property than to plant a garden.
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Some home owners may feel overwhelmed by the idea – after all, not everyone is born with a green thumb. However, creating a varied and delicious garden full of herbs and vegetables can be easier than you think.
Planting herbs is a great first step for burgeoning gardeners. Best of all, because they require such little space, even property owners with little room can have a stunning herb garden. In fact, herbs can even be grown easily indoors!
For instance, all you need to do in order to always have fresh basil on hand without visiting the supermarket is place a basil plant in a window that gets at least a few hours of direct sunlight each day.
The same can be done with delicious herbs like rosemary, sage, mint and chives.
Vegetables like carrots, radishes, onions, tomatoes and lettuce are also very easy to grow for amateur gardeners.
Additionally, just like with herbs, there are plenty of ways to grow fresh veggies if space is an issue.
For example, while garlic cloves are a popular cooking ingredient, they are often too bitter to the taste to cook with when they sprout. But instead of tossing these in the garbage, you can simply place sprouted cloves in a glass of water and grow new sprouts.
These sprouts are not as overpowering as garlic cloves, and can go great in a number of dishes or as a garnish.
Lettuce stems from a head of romaine lettuce can also be used to grow fresh produce. All you need to do is place the intact stem in a bowl with approximately a half inch of water and place it on a windowsill that gets some sun.
Soon enough, new leaves will grow and you’ll be on your way to crafting a delicious salad.