Grow Your Own

Trying a new recipe is exciting. What makes new recipes even better? Using ingredients from your own garden. Growing your own ingredients can help the environment in many ways. For example it can reduce the amount of fossil fuels used to transport groceries to supermarkets and you know the food you have is fresh and of good quality.

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  • Here are some easy to grow veggies and herbs, and recipes to get you growing fresh foods and eating fabulously.

  • Cucumbers

  • The tip to growing big cucumbers is to keep them hydrated. Since they are 95% water, they need H2O at least twice a week. Cucumbers are a great addition to the summer, even when pickled.

  • Basil

  • This herb is fairly easy to manage. It can be grown in the ground, but also does well in a planter, making it an ideal herb for an urban garden. Already have too much basil on your hands? We recommend that you put it to good use in a simple pesto.

  • Snap Peas

  • You are probably thinking, “What am I going to do with snap peas?” Snap peas are a good choice to grow in a Midwest garden, because in temperatures as low as 40 degrees. With the ever changing weather, I’m surprised not more people do. Plus they are a good source of Fiber and Vitamin C.
    Still baffled about snow peas? Check out this Cashew and Snow Pea Stir Fry.

  • With these tips and a little encouragement you can start your own garden and bring fresh produce to any of your recipes.

  • For more tips on easy to grow produce, click here.