With the cost of living continuing to increase, many of us have begun growing our own vegetables.
You may want to grow a few to supplement or a lot to cover your needs. Either way, it is relatively easy to get started.
Sydney has perfect weather for growing vegetables; if you have a sunny spot, there is no better time to get started. Sydney offers us a warm temperate zone for planting.
Lettuce - This remains one of the easiest plants to grow in your garden. It is an all-season vegetable and can be grown in the ground or a pot. Pop it in the full sun and when you are ready to harvest, take what you need. The plant will continue to grow. A plant gift that keeps on giving with plenty of varieties to choose from.
Kale - A superfood that is easy to grow and easy to enjoy. Extreme heat is not always its friend, so be mindful.
Green beans - Another very easy plant to grow and provide you with delicious vegetables for summer.
Cucumber - Such a humble vegetable that provides a lot of food for your family.
Carrots - Growing all year round, carrots are fun for the whole family. Orange, white, and purple varieties make for a fun crop of healthy snacks.
Tomatoes - Most people love tomatoes, which can be grown all year round. A favourite is the small tom thumbs. Be warned; once you have a homegrown tomato, you will never want to buy from the store again.
Watermelon - If you have space, watermelons are a fun crop for the family in summer.
So what will you be planting this summer?
If you need help creating the perfect vegetable patch, speak to the Branching Out Co team so we can design the vegetable patch of your dreams.