The easiest way to enjoy vegetables that are chemical-free, inexpensive and as fresh as possible is to grow them yourself. It’s much simpler than you might think and you only need a small patch of earth or a few pots.
Most vegetables are actually pretty easy to grow, but if you’re a novice you may like to pick the ones that are known to score highly in the effort-to-reward ratio.
Salad leaves are great and will save you a fortune on those bagged supermarket numbers. Beans, potatoes, courgettes and tomatoes are all good choices too.
Get more ideas by reading our article on a healthy veg patch made easy.
Vegetables in the cabbage family are prone to pests. Pumpkins can take over a small garden and even experienced gardeners find celery a challenge.
You can still grow your supper! Check out the all you can eat windowsill.
So the fruits of your labours are paying off and it’s never been so easy to give your family their five a day. Now you need some recipe ideas to use up all that lovely produce. Check out our healthy soup recipes and brilliant salad dressings.
Do you have any tips on growing veg? Let us know in the comments section below.