What to grow in your home garden
A guide for Food Box members
A lot of our members love our Food Box because they get garden-fresh veggies without having to do the gardening:
“Having the food box has taken the pressure off us to grow our own garden; we get a steady source of veggies every week. And I don’t have to grow greens anymore, thank goodness!!”
Whether you are a green thumb, a semi-retired gardener or a container-dabbler, we have great news: being a Food Box member means you can relax and enjoy gardening without the stress.
[...And if you're none of the above - don't worry, we've got you covered!!]
If you are planning to grow veggies this year, here’s how you can make the best of your garden & complement the Food Box:
1. Grow things that we don’t grow
If you’re a big fan of any of the vegetables that we don’t grow (cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, asparagus, parsnip and sweet corn), add them to your garden plan.
2. Grow some snack food
Veggies that you like to snack on are great to have right outside your door. Think cherry tomatoes, beans, peas and fruit like strawberries, ground cherries, raspberries and blueberries.
3. Grow extras to put away for winter
If you’re into canning, freezing or pickling, growing an abundance of your favourites is a great use of your garden space. We like to put away tomatoes, pickles (cucumbers), zucchini and pesto (basil).
4. Grow an herb garden
There is nothing like realizing you need a specific herb for a recipe and being able to dash out the door with a pair of scissors to get the freshly picked version. We’ll send you home with herbs over the season, but having your own private patch is great. We recommend basil, oregano, thyme, sage, cilantro and dill.
5. Grow the infrequent veggies
As a Food Box member, you’ll get LOTS of the staples like onions, carrots, lettuce and potatoes. But if you love the veggies that don’t appear in the box as often, like kale, chard, fennel and kohlrabi, it’s nice to have your own supply in the garden.
Want to let us handle the gardening this year? Click here to learn more about our Food Box program.