HELLO EVERYONE! Spring is here and I could not be more excited. This is the time of year brings out a little gardener in all of us. Today I’m sharing 5 fail proof food plants to put in your garden (or planters) this spring.
I have always loved to be outside. There’s nothing better than warm fresh air and plants after a long cold New England winter. I’ve blended my love for food with my love for plants. Planting fruit and vegetables plants in gardens or planter pots is great because you have fresh fruit and veggies all summer long right at your home. Not only does it save you a ton of money but it also tastes way better than anything you get at the grocery store. I’ve taken the past few years to experiment with different plants seeing which ones work for my busy life. Here are my top 5 favorite plants to put in my garden!
- MINT – Mint is a great herb for your garden. It THRIVES on neglect. It LOVES the shade. And it needs little water. BONUS it repels mosquitoes. You can add fresh mint to your dishes and drinks (HELLO FRESH MOJITOS!) all summer long. It also give off an amazing fresh scent making this perfect to plant where you’ll be entertaining your guests. The only thing I hate about mint is how fast it spreads, once you plant it in the ground it will take over your garden. I love to put my mint in planters so I can keep it under control. This is also a good plant to put in a shady area in your yard or your garden that has a lot of space to fill.
- ROSEMARY – Rosemary is another herb that thrives on neglect. I’ve literally left my rosemary out in a planter all winter long and it’s still growing (don’t ask me how). I don’t think I’ve touched it since October. Be sure to put this one in a planter too so it doesn’t take over your garden.
- CHIVES – Ok this is my last herb. But seriously, this one loves to be neglected too! It grows fast and can grow anywhere. Add chives to your home fries and your guests will be amazed!
- PEPPERS – Peppers seem to do really well in New England soil. I’ve never failed to grow peppers in my garden.
- STRING BEANS – 1 pack of string beans will feed a family of 10 (literally). These little plants do well in a big space. I like to tie a bunch of string to two poles in my garden so the string beans can climb and grow up instead of taking over my garden.
- BONUS! I thought of another plant I LOVE to stick in my garden. CHERRY TOMATOES – One cherry tomato plant will also feed your family of 10. These things do not stop supplying you with little tomatoes! Which if you ask me is just fine. Last summer I used my cherry tomatoes for salads, kabobs, sauces, dips, you name it these things can do it. What I love most about them though, is how little I had to care for them. I think I stopped watering/taking care of my garden around mid September and I got tomatoes until late November.
That’s it for this week! Hopefully this post motivated you to start your own garden for the summer. I’d love to hear from you! Let me know your favorite things to plant in the comments below. Come back next week for more garden tips and tricks!