Strawberries are one of our favorite things to grow! The sweetness and flavor in home-grown strawberries simply can’t be beaten! They’re easy to grow and will come back year after year and continue to spread. Strawberries are one of the few plants that we don’t even attempt to grow from seed. It takes up to three years for a plant to produce fruit, so it’s generally better to buy transplants from the nursery instead of starting from seed.
Artichokes are a perennial that does best in an environment with cool summer temperatures and mild winters, but can be grown in any environment. They not only provide artichokes, but also add beauty and color to your garden! They are commonly grown for ornamental purposes since their flowers add such beauty! Once they are established they will need very little care.
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!
Luckily there are not many pesky pests to deal with for lettuce and the ones they do have are fairly easy to manage organically!
Luckily, spinach doesn’t attract many pests and those that it does get are fairly easy to manage!
Tetragonia, better known as “New Zealand Spinach” is a great addition to a summer garden. When spinach and other greens are out of season, New Zealand spinach can step in and take its place in your garden and in your summer salads!
Stevia: How to Grow and When to Plant this Natural Sugar Substitute in Your Backyard or Patio Garden!
This plant is a fascinating addition to a garden because of its incredible sweetness. Our kids are always amazed by the taste of it and want to eat this sweet plant! Learn more below about how you can grow your own stevia using our free mobile app!
This unusual squash vine is so much fun to grow in the garden! What’s great is that you can eat these just like any squash or you can let them dry and turn them into sponges to use in your kitchen or bathroom! It’s so much fun to grow and it makes really great, unique gifts!
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.
Lavender is a beautiful bush that can be planted either in a raised bed or around your beds as a shrub. Its distinctive aroma is very pleasing and will attract all sorts of pollinators to your garden! It’s a wonderful companion plant for repelling slugs/snails, moths (such as cabbage moths), and deer as well. This blog post talks about how you can grow your own lavender using our free mobile app!