Growing herbs, veggies and salad greens at home isn’t just good for you, it’s also convenient and affordable! You don’t need any outdoor space to grow fresh, healthy ingredients at home - all you need is a bit of know how!
If you do happen to have some garden space, now is the time to plant lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, beetroot, celery, onions, peas, beans and potatoes into your plots and beds. You can also plant seedlings of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, lettuce, silver beet and tomatoes into your gardens, just make sure you plant these in warmer areas that see the sun.
If you are planting into pots, it’s time to look ahead and sow seeds for a Summer harvest. Plant capsicum, chillies, cucumber, eggplant, tomatoes, sweetcorn and zucchini into a propagator. You can then transplant these once the weather warms up. Alternatively, you can sow summer seeds of carrots, beetroot, radish, spring onion, silver beet, peas, parsnips, swede, onions and turnips directly into your garden.
If you’re wanting to grow herbs inside, you’ll need a place with lots of light, some potting soil and containers with good drainage. Then all you’ll need to do is choose which herbs you want to start growing. If you are planting your herbs outside in the garden or in outside pots, choose Spring seeds of basil, bergamot, borage, chamomile, chives, coriander, dill, parsley and thyme. Keep them close to the kitchen or the BBQ so they’ll be easy to grab or trim when you are cooking!