Potatoes are one of the most popular things grown in the garden. We like to grow them in SmartPots containers so they’re easier to harvest!
Onions are a fantastic addition to any garden! We use onions in almost all of our meals, usually sauteed with garlic. We also use the green tops to add a little extra flavor to mashed potatoes, soups, eggs, nachos, and much more!
If you like mustard, you’ll love mustard greens! It’s also one of the most beneficial things you can add to your diet to prevent cancer. They’ll thrive in cool weather and add a flavorful, spicy kick to your diet. This blog post talks about how you can grow your own mustard greens with our free From Seed to Spoon Mobile App.
Swiss Chard is a green, leafy vegetable that can be used in a variety of different ways in the kitchen. It is very easy to grow and is a healthy addition into your diet by growing in your backyard or container vegetable garden.
Brussel sprouts are a cool season, slow-growing crop. In warmer areas it is important to start these indoors so that they get a head start before it gets too warm.
Broccoli is one of our favorite plants to grow in the spring and fall. Not only are the heads delicious, but the leaves add a wonderful dimension to stir fries and provide a lot of valuable nutrients. We like to plant broccoli densely directly by seed in the spring and fall then we thin them down as they grow until only the largest is left.
Carrots are tough to germinate, but are easy to take care of once they do. We love to grow all different colors and varieties, and the kids have a blast pulling them up!
Cilantro is one of our most commonly used herbs in the kitchen. If you let it go to seed, you can get a second herb from the same plant: coriander! Both versions of this plant will give your dish a tasty kick!
We grow a lot of peppers in the summer because they are really easy to grow and thrive in our hot conditions. They are relatively pest-free and can actually help keep pests off other plants, making them a valuable companion plant.
Tomatoes come with a lot of pest management. Beware of the tomato hornworm. He is a feisty fellow that can take out an entire tomato plant in a day!