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Top 4 Vegetables and Herbs for Urban Gardeners


People these days are very conscious about where their food comes from. The idea of going out and buying veggies, for example, without knowing their origin is becoming riskier by the day. As part of the solution to solve this, people are starting to grow their own food and getting gardening service

Gardens are now a common thing in many homes but what if you live in an urban area where gardening space might be limited? Well, no need to worry. Even with a small garden in your urban home, you can grow enough food to supplement your current intake. 

The following is a list of some of the best vegetables and herbs that you can consider, especially if you are a beginner in urban gardening!

Snap Peas 

Snap peas are mostly grown for their flavor and taste. They will add an exotic touch of culinary excellence to your dinner and the good thing is that they are easy to grow

  1. The peas grow vertically, which means they take very little space. The only thing you need to do is set up a trellis they can use to climb. 

  2. You will also need to trim the vines vigorously so that they grow along the trellis only. 

  3. The peas often do well during the cool seasons. A good rule would be to plant the seeds in late winter or early spring so that they can pop and grow before the warm summer climate. 

They don’t require a lot of maintenance. Also, don’t forget there are several varieties of peas out there so make sure you choose accordingly depending on your climate zone and garden edging skills! 

Radishes 

If you are looking for an easy to plant vegetable that can be harvested during the spring, then radishes are indeed highly recommended. These beautiful and colorful veggies grow very fast and need very little room to give you a bumper harvest. 

There are of course a lot of people out there who wouldn’t have a clue about how to cook radishes or generally what to do with them. 

Well, no need to worry. They are a great addition to your normal salads. They can also be eaten raw! 

  1. Wash them well

  2. Scrub to remove soil

  3. Cut them into small pieces

  4. Serve with salt and butter. Enjoy! 

You will love the taste!

Chives 

Unlike radishes, chives are very common in most recipes and chances are you already have had a taste of what they have to offer. In most cases, chives are served with eggs and pasta but feel free to explore different recipes with them. This perennial herb is also easy to grow even without landscaping companies to help you garden. What makes it a great fit is the fact that it has a long harvest season. 

Besides, it will produce more harvests each and every year without any additional inputs. The most ideal time to grow chives is the average last frost date. However, you need to plant the seeds indoors first for between 8 to 10 weeks before transitioning them out in the cold. It’s also important to note that chives are perennial plants that will need a few years to reach full maturity. But once they do, they will produce a great harvest each year.

Zucchini 

The zucchini plant may take a little longer before it starts producing, but once it does, the harvest will be so bumper you may have to share a little bit of it with neighbors. 

As a matter of fact, zucchini produces food every day or two and you will need to harvest at that pace from your vegetable garden. The crop is mostly used to bake but can also be consumed on its own as a low carb alternative to the normal pasta.

Well, these are some of the top veggies and herbs that you can grow in your urban garden. But there are many others out there that you can consider, including: 

  • Cherry tomatoes 

  • Kale 

  • Spinach

  • Others

Ready to start your own small home garden? Then contact a local gardener and get free quotes!

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