How to cook and eat well for less – grow your own!

Eat well for Less - Grow your own

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In recent years, there has been an explosion in the popularity of people growing their own fruit and vegetables to eat. If you have never thought about doing this yourself, it really is worthwhile – especially if you are trying to save money or follow a clean eating plan. Not only will it be cheaper in the long run than buying all your produce from the local shop or supermarket, but it will also taste much better too! Pretty much any garden space big or small can be used, or there are many allotments around now to apply for if you don’t have any outdoor space at home.


But what are the best fruit and vegetables to grow if you are new to this?


1. Potatoes – not only are they cheap to produce, they’re also easy to grow too. They can be grown in the ground or in a container and require very little looking after once planted. In terms of cooking, they are very versatile, so you’ll be able to make lots of tasty recipes with them.

2. Raspberries – these berries are simple to grow in either the ground or a pot – just plant them, give them regular water and you will soon have some of your own to enjoy. They will need growing against support canes so remember to put these in when planting, but the small amount of effort is worth it for the vitamins and minerals they contain.

3. Tomatoes – the tomato is a superb option if you only have a window sill or patio to use. As long as they are grown in the sun and get plenty of water and tomato feed regularly you will soon have a crop of juicy tomatoes to enjoy. Packed full of vitamin K and Manganese, they are a brilliant fruit to grow yourself.

As you can see, growing your own fruit and vegetables does not need to be hard or time consuming, and is certainly worthwhile if you are trying to save money. Not only will you benefit from the free, healthy produce you’ll have access to in your own home, but you might even find an exciting new hobby to enjoy!

Jayleon Cruz

Who doesn't enjoy saving money? Jayleon enjoys it probably more than most people, and shares his trials & tribulations to anyone who will read them.

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