Growing your own fresh produce is pretty amazing and eye-opening experience. You get to learn how fruits and veggies grow and you will have pesticide-free foods on your table. You will also avoid any issues regarding transport and trips to the grocery store.
And yes, we all can be gardeners, it takes just a minimal effort. If you go for being a first-timer, you shall enjoy strawberries, basil and tomatoes first. Peppers, kale spinach, chard and mesclun are ready for use once the last frost is gone. You can grow these on your tiny terrace, and a little DIY carpentry could really be of great help.
Take the “challenge,” and grow your own food. It is quite rewarding and inexpensive. However, make sure you are using the right container or planter, learn more about the steps of maintenance and find some high-quality seeds or starter plants.
Tree fruits (apples as well)
- You can grow apples in a container. Espaliering is a technique that you could really use here. Grow your apples on the balcony or any other small space.
- Avocados (here you can find a lot of extra tips)
- Blueberries (you can find some videos online)
These are great for beginners and you can grow them indoors. Inexperience and lack of garden are no longer your excuse.
This is sure a surprise to you, but tropical fruits can be grown indoors, even if you live in a non-tropical climate.
- Bananas (here you can find some great container gardening tips)
- Guavas (and some varieties)
Here is the real surprise
- Hops (the “spice” in beer). They are super easy to grow
- Aloe vera
- Tea (herbal kinds)
Well, these are not that surprising
- Summer squash
- Other kinds of squash, including acorn and pumpkin
- Hot peppers
- Sweet peppers
Pretty much any herb you can imagine grows well indoors. However, pay more attention to the container-sharing, because some herbs may require more water and leave the others in the container dry. Not all herbs grow well together.
- Mesclun greens
- Swiss chard
- Lettuces (including many varieties)
- Mustard greens
- Collard greens