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You may not be ready to make the big move of buying an acre lot, build your own chicken coop, and start living off the land. Nevertheless, you can grow your own vegetables and save hundreds of pounds each year in supermarket bills. The big question remains: what plants should you have in your home garden?

If you still need help selecting veggies to grow, this guide is perfect for you. Check out this really quick list.

Grow your own vegetables

 

  • Herbs

grow your own vegetables

Don’t you just feel embarrassed when you spend $3 on a tiny plastic bag of herbs.

Oregano, Rosemary and thyme can be planted in the sunny part of your garden. They also demand little to no maintenance and can be harvested many times through the tear.

You can also add Basil to your garden. 2 or 3 plants are more than enough to provide you with different fresh leaves and batches of pesto all through summer and spring. Basil can be planted and grown in a pot on a sunny windowsill or balcony.

Yellow squash and zucchini are often referred to as summer squash. Their presence in your garden means that you are able to test out zucchini and casseroles bread recipes all through the year.

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Ensure that you check them for new fruit every other day. As soon as they are about the size of your hand, do not hesitate to harvest them. These fruits quickly grow to become huge and can really become tough so be quick to harvest them as soon as you get the chance.

  • Cucumbers

Cucumbers are prolific producers of fruits like summer squash. You can save up more space on your garden by growing the plants vertically on a trellis.

There are two major types of cucumbers, they are: pickling and slicing.

Pickling cucumbers are usually smaller when compared to slicing cucumbers and are often harder to find. A friend of mine once bought a jar of “gourmet” pickles sold for over $20.

On the other hand, slicing cucumbers are very common in stores. They are large and meant to be eaten fresh.

With your home grown cucumbers, herbs, vinegar and salt, you can create your own pickles better than any “gourmet” ones sold.

  • Lettuce

It is better, safer, healthier and cost effective to grow your own vegetables rather than spend $4 on a sealed bag of lettuce per week. 10 plants are sufficient for a lovely family’s salad needs.

You should be ready to harvest when the time comes. The best way to do such is by harvesting the outer leaves and the plant will be ready for another harvest in about one week.

Please do well to remember this:

Lettuce plant likes cool weather and will die off at the dawn of the summer heat.

  • Sugar Snap Peas
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Sugar peas are peas that taste like sugar. Their pods are edible and can be consumed off the vine. They grow very fast and the more you harvest, the more rapid they produce.

It tastes like heaven when freshly picked. Their sugar content gradually starts to turn to starch once harvested.

  • Tomatoes

grow your own vegetables You may not be ready to make the big move of buying an acre lot, build your own chicken coop, and start living off the land. Nevertheless, you can grow your own vegetables and save hundreds of pounds each year in supermarket bills. The big question remains: what plants should you have in your home garden? If you still need help selecting veggies to grow, this guide is perfect for you. Check out this really quick list. • Herbs Don’t you just feel embarrassed when you spend $3 on a tiny plastic bag of herbs. Oregano, Rosemary and thyme can be planted in the sunny part of your garden. They also demand little to no maintenance and can be harvested many times through the tear. You can also add Basil to your garden. 2 or 3 plants are more than enough to provide you with different fresh leaves and batches of pesto all through summer and spring. Basil can be planted and grown in a pot on a sunny windowsill or balcony. • Summer Squash Yellow squash and zucchini are often referred to as summer squash. Their presence in your garden means that you are able to test out zucchini and casseroles bread recipes all through the year. Ensure that you check them for new fruit every other day. As soon as they are about the size of your hand, do not hesitate to harvest them. These fruits quickly grow to become huge and can really become tough so be quick to harvest them as soon as you get the chance. • Cucumbers Cucumbers are prolific producers of fruits like summer squash. You can save up more space on your garden by growing the plants vertically on a trellis. There are two major types of cucumbers, they are: pickling and slicing. Pickling cucumbers are usually smaller when compared to slicing cucumbers and are often harder to find. A friend of mine once bought a jar of “gourmet” pickles sold for over $20. On the other hand, slicing cucumbers are very common in stores. They are large and meant to be eaten fresh. With your home grown cucumbers, herbs, vinegar and salt, you can create your own pickles better than any “gourmet” ones sold. • Lettuce It is better, safer, healthier and cost effective to grow your own vegetables rather than spend $4 on a sealed bag of lettuce per week. 10 plants are sufficient for a lovely family’s salad needs. You should be ready to harvest when the time comes. The best way to do such is by harvesting the outer leaves and the plant will be ready for another harvest in about one week. Please do well to remember this: Lettuce plant likes cool weather and will die off at the dawn of the summer heat. • Sugar Snap Peas Sugar peas are peas that taste like sugar. Their pods are edible and can be consumed off the vine. They grow very fast and the more you harvest, the more rapid they produce. It tastes like heaven when freshly picked. Their sugar content gradually starts to turn to starch once harvested. • Tomatoes A tomato freshly picked from your own vine tastes a lot better than the on bought from the store. In its growing season, a tomato can yield produce of medium sized 10 to 30 lbs. They are usually sold for about $3 to $4 in the store. It’s like money that grows like grass. • Hot Peppers If you are someone who likes to have sauce on everything, you need to consider growing your own peppers. They require a small space plus they are easy to grow. You can experiment various planting practices to get the desired result. You might also plant the novel varieties of pepper (the hottest pepper in the universe) to save more extra cash. A little mix of the perfect touch can help you create your own chilli powder, chilli oils, hot sauces to even save more money or to gift to friends and family. More Ways to grow your own vegetables in the garden and Save Money Preserve your harvest: The prices of vegetable and fruits take a huge leap when out of season. You can save more money by preserving your harvest through a variety of methods. You can freeze your basil pesto, make chilli oil and can your tomato sauce. Mulch: Mulch refers to any organic material that covers the land around your plants, such as fallen leaves, straw or wood chips. It retains water and will save you cash on water bill. Conserve even more water by installing a drip irrigation system. Start plants from seed: Seed packs cost about $3 and usually contain hundreds of seeds. Also, you will have fast access to a variety of produce. Garden on a Friday Night: Gardening is fun! Skip going out and spending money. Instead, spend the weekend with your plants or host a garden party. This one is hilarious but worth every time spent doing it. Gardening can be fun if you want it to be! Avoid going out on a few occasions with friends that could cause you to spend money. Instead, host a garden party or spend the weekend with your friends. Growing the foods you love to eat is the first step to owning a successful garden that saves you money and time. The more you plant, the less you spend in grocery stores. When you grow your own vegetables from any or all of these 7 plant, you will certainly enjoy eating healthy meal so much that you just might end up buying that acre lot after all.

A tomato freshly picked from your own vine tastes a lot better than the on bought from the store.

In its growing season, a tomato can yield produce of medium sized 10 to 30 lbs. They are usually sold for about $3 to $4 in the store. It’s like money that grows like grass.

  • Hot Peppers

If you are someone who likes to have sauce on everything, you need to consider growing your own peppers. They require a small space plus they are easy to grow.

You can experiment various planting practices to get the desired result. You might also plant the novel varieties of pepper (the hottest pepper in the universe) to save more extra cash. A little mix of the perfect touch can help you create your own chilli powder, chilli oils, hot sauces to even save more money or to gift to friends and family.

More Ways to grow your own vegetables in the garden and Save Money

Preserve your harvest:  The prices of vegetable and fruits take a huge leap when out of season. You can save more money by preserving your harvest through a variety of methods. You can freeze your basil pesto, make chilli oil and can your tomato sauce.

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Mulch: Mulch refers to any organic material that covers the land around your plants, such as fallen leaves, straw or wood chips. It retains water and will save you cash on water bill. Conserve even more water by installing a drip irrigation system.

Start plants from seed: Seed packs cost about $3 and usually contain hundreds of seeds. Also, you will have fast access to a variety of produce.

Garden on a Friday Night: Gardening is fun! Skip going out and spending money. Instead, spend the weekend with your plants or host a garden party.

This one is hilarious but worth every time spent doing it. Gardening can be fun if you want it to be! Avoid going out on a few occasions with friends that could cause you to spend money. Instead, host a garden party or spend the weekend with your friends.

Growing the foods you love to eat is the first step to owning a successful garden that saves you money and time. The more you plant, the less you spend in grocery stores.  When you grow your own vegetables from any or all of these 7 plant, you will certainly enjoy eating healthy meal so much that you just might end up buying that acre lot after all.

 

 

 

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45 Comments

    1. Hello Sari. Have you tried finding the cause? it could be a bad soil, wrong planting season, insuffiecient water or nutrient or bad seeds. Identify the root of the problem so you can then make moves to solve them. Good luck!

  1. Hey I love this idea of growing your own vegetables. That way you know you don’t have pesticides and know they are organic and definitely saves money.

    1. Exactly Jerri! it’s not only saves money but improves your health too. I am so gad you feel the same way too.

  2. I love having a garden, I grew up having a huge garden and I miss it so much. I will totally do it once i move and have bigger place and balcony

    1. I understand that feeling. I lost my two year garden when I left college but I started a little one in my backyard and it has been a huge success for me.

    1. Hello Meg,

      Mine is also mini(lolz) and the experience so far has been both eye opening and fun too. The pleasure is mine.

  3. Love this! Our friend has been growing a garden for a few years now, and we are thinking about doing it too!

  4. I believe in “Eat what you grow. Grow what you eat” I grew some basil, baby tomatoes and beets a few months ago and it felt amazing plucking my produce to use in my kitchen…Nothing beats that feel…Ever! Thanks for sharing Balogun

    1. It feels so amazing, doesn’t it? I am so happy for you. Feel free to visit the blog or take a look around anytime Dainya.

  5. I have always been interested in growing my own garden but thought it was too much work. After this post I will consider it. Nice images.

    1. One of my fav! I love those two although I have been facing issues lately with gaint African snails in my garden. They look yummy tho-might consider owning an escargot farm in my little yeard(just an idea).

  6. Growing your own vegetables is a sustainable way to have some really fresh crops and also save on that grocery bills. Even people is small condos can take advantage. Companies like Nutri Tower make it easy to grow your own veggies in any space. I have one and I love it!

    1. Thanks for the recomemndation Angela. I would make sure to give Nutri Tower a trial soon. Be sure to stick around.

  7. My dad has his own mini terrace garden and he grows everything from herbs to veggies out there! Unfortunately, I haven;t inherited his gardening skills. I loved reading your article though.

    1. Helo Puja,

      I love that your father enjoys what he does. You too can cultivate his habits through constant planting and connecting with other people who share similar intrest with you.

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