7 Easy Fruits and Veggies to Grow at Home

Growing your own food is rewarding in so many ways. Doing so lessens your dependency on the local grocery store while giving you a sense of accomplishment and pride in your abilities. If you’d like to start growing your own food, try these easy-to-grow fruits and vegetables. 

1. Radishes

There are many radish types to choose from and they’re extremely easy to grow. All you need is some loose soil, water, and sunshine. Simply plant your favorite variety of radish seeds and in about 30 days, you’ll have more radishes than you know what to do with. 

2. Garlic

Garlic is the easiest edible to grow, and it grows faster than most weeds. Simply plant a clove of garlic – pointy tip facing up – in shallow soil and water. In just a few days, a green shoot will begin growing, and in no time, you’ll have a new head of garlic to cook with or replant for even more garlic deliciousness. 

3. Zucchini

Zucchini can grow to huge sizes, but you’ll need to hold off planting it until the temperatures stay in the 70’s. This viney plant can take up quite a bit of space, so be sure you have the room it needs to thrive in your garden. 

4. Mint

You don’t need a green thumb to grow mint. In fact, the whole problem with growing mint is that it grows too well, it often spreads to other parts of the yard where it isn’t wanted. To keep mint confined, try growing it in pots rather than planting it in the ground. 

5. Tomatoes

Tomatoes require a tad more effort to grow, but they’re easy to grow, all the same. You’ll need to water them regularly and stake them up before they begin producing fruit, otherwise, they’ll fall over, and the fruit will rot faster on the ground. 

Aside from the extra support, tomatoes need plenty of hot sun and water for optimal growth. There’s nothing quite like eating a ripe tomato right off the vine.

6. Strawberries

Strawberries are some of the easiest fruits to grow, and although the fruit will be much smaller than the monsters you buy at the grocery store, their flavor is much more intense when grown in a home garden. 

7. Cucumbers

Cucumbers are another vegetable that isn’t picky about it’s growing conditions. As long as the weather is warm, it should do well. You can trellis cucumber plants so they grow vertically, which will give you more room to grow other plants. Cucumbers only take about a month to a month and a half from sowing to harvest. 

Gardening and growing your own food are rewarding experiences. If you’d like to start growing your own food, try the fruits and veggies above as they’re very easy to grow.