Feeling the spring in the air and wanting to plant some seeds on your own? This is a common affliction for people whose thumbs are even a light shade green. If you love cooking and want to turn your attention to growing something edible instead of “just flowers”, consider some staple superfood.
This is a great way for getting the most “bang from your buck” in the garden. We lead busy lives and most of us don’t have the time to grow a full range of vegetables, nuts, and fruit. Or space! Even if we have a functional greenhouse and a large garden, we can only do so much.
For those of us who want to enjoy the fruits of our labor on a plate, superfoods get the most nutrition (and gardening pride!) on to our dinner table. There are some vegetables you can even consider growing on a balcony or a small urban patio.
Leafy superfoods like spinach, kale, collard greens or Brussel sprouts can be very easily grown in a container. While trees like avocados, apples or plums are best kept in the great outdoors, smaller trees like lemons are also container and balcony friendly.
Here are some ideas for superfoods that are relatively easy to grow and farm, even in a city setting: