Kitchen Tips

6 Easy Vegetables and Herbs You Can Grow in Your Backyard

Finding it hard to run to the supermarket every time to get a bunch of veggies or perhaps even order them online? We’ve got an easier plan for you.

Broccoli

Broccoli is a vegetable that needs a cool weather, sun, water, and rich soil. Plant your broccoli where it gets at least 6 hours of sunlight daily and has fertile, well-drained, moist soil with plenty of organic matter. Plus you can use organic manure and fertilizers to nourish it. This way you consume Broccoli that is pesticide free, home grown and safe to consume.

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Onions

The best time to bury onion bulbs is March- July and you get bountiful, crisp fresh onions by then. However it is good to sow seeds in furrows as they take up less space. Keep onion patches well weeded as they hate competition. Onions take a long time to mature if you plant seeds and you can harvest them after 3-4 months. But it is totally worth the wait.

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Mint

Love the freshness of mint, don’t you? All you have to do is simply take the tip cuttings of about 5 to 6 inches in length from an established mint plant with the roots. Remove the leaves and place the cuttings in a water-filled glass or bottle or even better sow in in soil, as mint is known to proliferate faster. Set this in a sunny window with at least four to six hours of light each day and you have innumerable sprigs of mint in less than a month. Use it in your dishes, beverages and even your summer coolers, makes for a great digestive agent.

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Basil

Basil is evermore a part of Thai cuisine. The aroma of Thai basil is enough to turn heads on. The distinct flavour it adds to the dishes along with exotic herbs is out of the world. Here are 5 Reasons Why You Should Grow Thai Basil at Home and also an extensive guide on how to grow Basil and their health benefits.

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Pok Choy

Chinese Pok Choy is the best thing you can grow this season. Specially during March, April & May. Sow the seeds at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed and you can harvest them in 6-11 weeks.

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Garlic

What’s a meal without Garlic? That being said, it is quite easy to grow garlic at home. With only a small space, you can grow enough garlic to supply yourself for most of the year. Garlic bulbs should be planted in early autumn and to grow them, you can use garlic purchased from the nursery which is chemical free, if you can’t then you could get it from the supermarket. Break them apart into individual cloves and plant them pointy end up. The cloves should be buried about 5 cm deep, and spaced about 20 cm apart. Then all you need to do is ensure that they are watered regularly and keep the weeds at bay until harvest.

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So there you have your list, get started and harvest happiness. From the garden to your platter.

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