You may have played with the idea of planting your own vegetables or having a garden that provides your own fruit but have been intimidated by your gardening prowess.

Well you are in luck because there are several little wonders that you can bring to life at home and you don’t have to be a gardening whiz to see them all the way into a useable crop. Whether it is vegetables or fruit you are after, there is always a hardier alternative to the thing you tried once and failed with. Fruit and vegetables after all come from different countries around the world and can survive in many different climates and conditions. But when it all comes down to it if you have water, soil and some sunlight you can take a bash at it, and why not, growing your own produce has a range of benefits at the very least being an appreciation for the efforts that went into getting this thing from a seed to a plate.


Several root vegetables are far from difficult to grow on your own, unlike other plants that need to be grown indoors or in a green house, once you have something springing from your soil here, the rest is down to nature. By planting these outside in your patch of selected soil the rain often provides their water and the sun their heat and energy, meaning that you can spend a lot of your time getting on with life. After a few months you will have some extra homemade items on your dinner plate, with so little effort, you will wonder why you didn’t do it before.


Another low effort vegetable to plant is the cucumber, these cylindrical green wonders can give you a fresh basis for your salad or start your own home pickling hobby. You can plant these in containers to begin with or get some seedlings to go straight in the ground. Give these things a decent amount of room and plenty of sunlight and you will have few issues when it comes to harvesting.




Another vine wonder is the tomato, which may seem like something only experts could conjure, but as it turns out tomatoes are pretty resistant to everything but cold. Starting off indoors again these fellows can make their way to your garden in about a month. From there you just need to keep an eye on them, and make sure they stay warm. If you see any discoloration, there is usually an easy fix which simply just means adding something to your soil, they work like reverse traffic lights and should arrive on your plate a blinding red if done right.


These little numbers aren’t as popular as some of the other members of the berry family, but they are just as tasty and helpfully not so fussy to grow. They can be grown in pots or out in the open and once again just need some good old fashion sunlight. What’s great about these is that you can harvest them at varying times for different uses, pick them early for a sour fruit that is ideal for pickles, or late for something to add to your fruit bowl.