There’s something incredibly wholesome and satisfying about growing your own food and having a vegetable garden. Whether I have a small or large outdoor space I always make an effort to grow some of my own food. It’s incredibly satisfying walking outside to gather the food you’re about to cook with.
Today I made salad using fresh green beans, tomatoes and yellow zucchini straight from my garden. It was so delicious and reminded me why I love eating from my own garden.
When growing my own vegetables I know they are pesticide and herbicide free, I know they’re organic, I can watch them grow and they have so much more flavour than the store bought variety. And I also save money as seeds and seedlings are fairly inexpensive and the vegetables I chose to plan reproduce over and over throughout the summer months.
My favourite things to grow are lettuce varieties, kale, swiss chard, arugula, green beans, zucchini, tomatoes and herbs. I love growing these because I get a very high yield for very little input. I can also fit these things into a fairly small space and can often be scattered around an established back yard garden.
I found a great article written by Lindsey Boyle of The Sound in Vancouver about a new app called My Green Space, that helps individuals grow their own home vegetable gardens no matter what kind of space they have. So it’s ok if you don’t have a backyard, you can grow your own food too! Check out the article here and prepare to be inspired!