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is local food?
are food miles?
is a locavore?
does sustainable mean?
Top 10 foods to . . .
grow at home
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Top Ten Foods You Can Grow Easily Yourself
Here are our top 10 foods you can easily, and typically inexpensively,
grow yourself. Whether you plant these in a small plot or in large
containers on your deck or patio, all of these can easily be started from
seed or plants from your garden center. If you do plant these in pots, we
recommend using potting soil that contains crystals that retain water for
slow release and using a fertilizer that is added to your watering can up
to once a week.
You'll notice a wide variety of herbs on this list - they are all very
hardy and can save you quite a bit of money on your grocery bill -
and while they're in peak season during the summer, you'll have the joy of
taking fresh clippings for last minute suppers. We keep ours in pots
near our kitchen door.
We've even had luck growing a few leafy things indoors - baby mesclun
greens along with sage, thyme and flat leaf parsley grow well in a sunny
inside window year-round - even in cold, Midwestern winters.
Edible flowers like pansies and nasturtiums
Mesclun salad greens
Flat leaf parsley
Japanese or Indian eggplant