What Should You Grow In Your Own Garden?

A lot of people in the vegan, whole food planted-based and healthy food communities say one the best things you can do is to grow your own food from home (assuming you have a yard at all).

But that's not an easy tasks. Trying to replace all the food you'd buy from the grocery story is like a full-time job, and not at all practical if you have a job, kids and other responsibilities. 

Growing your own food should be fun, and you shouldn't expect to yield anything at all - at least at first, until you get the hang of it and figure out what parts of it you do and do not like. 

  1. Grow things you want to eat as soon as you see it. For us, peaches, blueberries and blackberries are exciting. We eat them right off the vine. Swiss chart and collard greens are things we sort of find excuses not to eat. They get grown for no purpose other than to compost.
  2. Start small. We sometimes get super excited, we'll plant 20 new vegetables in a weekend and then half of them die because we don't know what we are doing. Pick 1 or 2 types of fruits or vegetables, study them first, and then plant, water & fertilize properly.
Justin Wood