Get the most out of your garden by choosing plants you’ll actually eat instead of ones that you think you should have. When you’re planting a garden, it’s natural to think about plants that are the easiest to grow, but you’ll really enjoy the ones you’re eager to grow and harvest.
Start off by thinking about which dishes you enjoy the most, then narrow down your choices. Think about ingredients from those dishes that fit with your climate and soil conditions. For example, I love pasta dishes (tossed with veggies, oil and fresh herbs, or with sauce), mixed cocktails and stir fry. Based on that, I’d use my garden space for basil, tomatoes and zucchini, which are all versatile enough for anything.
By putting more thought into your garden, you’ll get to enjoy fresh ingredients, spend less on groceries, and be able to use more of your plants together in meals.
Plant a One-Pot Vegetable Garden [Sunset]